Everyday Frugal: 12th July, 2013

by yooeel

It’s that exciting time of year where we’re starting to get free goodies to eat. We found these redcurrants, and although we didn’t want to take too many of them, we did get enough to make this redcurrant muffin recipe today.

Isn’t it funny how the helpers always materialise at ‘washing up’ time?

The muffins were lovely – we had them last year with crème fraiche and redcurrant sauce, but we didn’t have any today, so we used them as a pudding to supplement a fairly light tomato and basil pasta for tea and they will be in our packed lunches for the family fun day we are going to tomorrow.  It really is a lovely recipe – the tangy currants zing in the sweet muffins.

Work continues on a top secret knitting project for a family friend.

I will reveal all once it has been finished and gifted.

Our main source of free food is now the allotment. Hubby moved some strawberries earlier in the year, and the plants seem to be putting up a fight to survive.

And Little Boy Yooeel has been very diligent in his raspberry picking job.

The free fruit is a real bonus, especially because it’s so expensive in the shops.  Hopefully days like today will see us through the long, long months of cheap and cheerful cheap apples and bananas.

I’ll leave you with Little Boy Yooeel “on top of the woooorld”.

Have you grown or foraged any free food recently? Let me know what you’ve been baking, making or growing by leaving a comment.