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Eastbourne pudding, anyone?

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Reading about the current search for the definite recipe for Dundee Cake, so that it can get a ‘protected name status’ from the EU, reminds me of a puzzle I think I’ll never solve. Does anyone still make something that my … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #21: bye bye chicken breasts

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I’m quite unnerved by the amount of money I’m saving by not shopping at Sainsburys, or rather by the amount that I would throw at them without a thought to what I actually liked or wanted. I’m building up a … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #19: pleasures of the haphazard

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Cereal bars are  one of the things I used to buy regularly from supermarkets. It’s only laziness that stopped me from making my own. They don’t take much time at all, and are probably much cheaper and more nutritious. Best … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #16: Less is definitely more

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Living without supermarkets is the  kind of challenge that’s  easier when you’re leading a fairly predictable life at home, less so when you’re on the road.  That’s not entirely true: what’s difficult is to get out of the habit of … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #15: A fridge full of food, a pocket full of money

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I can’t quite remember when, but at my local shop, Daily Fresh, I bought four large chicken legs for £2.65, and a kilo of lamb mince for under a fiver, without much idea of what I’d do with them. We’ve had … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #14: The power of old bananas

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This isn’t a direct result of not shopping at a supermarket, but it’s the kind of thing that happens more when you’re not living in a Tesco-induced stupour. I rescued three bananas on their last legs on Sunday night, and … Continue reading

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