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Food Budget Challenge Update!

  Last week’s self-imposed Food Budget Challenge forced me to take a look at my spending habits in the kitchen, and come up with creative ways to use it up, make it do, or do without. I realized I was in a pretty good position to spend a fraction of the $300 allotted in my budget this month. And I had to come to grips with my biggest food habit.     Coffee. Because this is not a starvation food challenge (and I count doing without coffee as starving, Cronies),…

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Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Groceries and Shopping 

January Food Budget Challenge!

How low can you go? On your food budget, that is!  I created my January budget over the weekend, and realized some numbers needed to change. My food budget is pretty big at $300 for one full-time person and one part-time person (Bill Spaid spends part of his month here). I don’t drink wine or beer, but I really love coffee. Good coffee. So the beans are “spendy.” Sometimes I’ll mix my first choice of coffee beans with less expensive beans, but it is an item that is on my list every…

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Orangegate: the seductive world of oranges in cheap plastic clothing.

The grocery chain, Whole Foods, caused a rumbling today when one (or more) of its stores chose to offer peeled whole oranges in a plastic container. It seems petty – but nothing is petty in social media. The idea of naked oranges in see-through packaging made the public gasp in shock. Non-profits came out of the proverbial woodwork to denounce the practice. Twitter followers retweeted their concerns, and Facebook groups went wild. I have to admit, my first reaction to the picture of naked oranges in boxes made me wonder…

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