Kitchen tips: How to keep herbs fresh

keep herbs fresh, basil, fresh herbs, herbs, kitchen tips, kitchen herb
I love having fresh Thai basil on hand for soups and stir-frys.  But if you stick them in the fridge and don’t use them within a few days, they tend to wilt and then I feel bad about wasting money. A great way to keep Thai basil fresh is to treat it like a flower.  Cut off the ends of the stems and stick it in a glass of water.  Put the glass in an area that gets indirect sunlight, like your...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Recipe idea: Soy braised ribs with root vegetables

Ribs and Radish, Recipe idea, braised ribs
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. This is a great meat-efficient recipe that produces soup stock as a byproduct.  I used daikon (a large, white radish), but regular radishes and carrots...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Recipes

Is home internet necessary?

home internet, internet services, internet provider
I am always looking for more things to cut from my expenses,  especially as I prepare to take the final year of classes in my program. Recurring bills are a good target because you don’t just save money once, you continue to save money every month onwards. I’ve started giving the cable and internet bill the evil eye, as the anniversary of my 6-month promotional price is coming up.  I could cancel...

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Posted in: Home

Free and fun entertainment

fun entertainment, free entertainment
I used to think that to go out and socialize, I needed to spend money.  I often found myself spending money in excess of what I had budgeted just because my friends were doing so. I didn’t want to seem like I was putting a damper on the evening. Recently, I read an article from Krystal at Moneyville that I really connected with.  Krystal identifies this ‘peer pressure spending’...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Money
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