Vegan no-mad-cowboy chili

I know that every vegan probably has chili in their kitchen repertoire, so yeah, yawn, another chili recipe. But this is one darn fine chili, very nicely flavoured with just the tiniest bit of heat…

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Homemade elderberry raspberry wine

Our second batch of wine was elderberry raspberry. Nigel Deacon recommends adding raspberries to elderberry wine for an improved bouquet (hoity-toity as that may sound). The wine has now been fermented and bottled, and happy…

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Onion bhaji sandwiches

This isn’t so much a recipe as an idea. Sometimes when Mr Thrifty and I are out somewhere and want something quick and cheap to eat, we’ll stop at the nearest supermarket for the ingredients…

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Cat odours aren’t us

So before I tell you an absolute cats-pajamas way of ridding your carpet of those annoying feline odours (you know, the ones that happen when your dear sweet kitties decide that the litterbox is not…

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Review – Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Yesterday, Mr Thrifty and I spent the day in London. On my list of possibilities for lunch was Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who have outlets across Great Britain. Of the 27 burgers on their menu, five…

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Homemade liquid hand soap

I hate the way bar soap gets all gummy and sticky in the soapdish, and prefer liquid soap for handwashing, leaving bar soap for the shower. Storebought liquid hand soap usually has quite an impressive…

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