Frugal Endevours – Sweet, Sweet July


An inucksuk I saw while out walking.

It’s summer time and the living is easy – or at least a little less expensive.  I have been drawing on the abundance of nature to supplement our household budget.   Continue reading


An Unexpected Way to Save Your Sugar Ration and a Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble

Sugar was one of the first things to be rationed during the war.  The amounts allowed for each person varied from 12 to 8 ounces per week.  To us in 2018, 1 cup of sugar seems like an impossibly small share. Continue reading

Wartime Savory Meat Pie with Mashed Potato Pastry

20180605_174533During the first week living off the ration, I thought I would try my hand at making a meat pie. This was a risky proposition because I have never successfully made a pastry. I have tried countless times and failed each time – until now. I am happy to report that this recipe for pastry using left over mashed potatoes is a winner. Continue reading