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Bulk buying – cheese

November 11, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

Bulk buy cheddar cheese when it is on special at the supermarket, grate it and store in the freezer in sealed plastic bags or containers with lids.  It will easily break up into smaller amounts when you want to use it.

Stress-free supermarket shopping

March 9, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

If you need to take the children with you to the supermarket, give the older ones the responsibility of taking the younger ones to find things like toilet paper, toothpaste, breakfast cereals etc that are on low shelves.  This ploy will give you a few minutes peace and the freedom to cruise the other aisles without everyone tagging along.

Seasonal fruit and vegetables – February

February 13, 2011 Filed under Healthy living

Blueberries are expensive but full of flavour and easy for children (and adults!)  to eat.  Note too that frozen blueberries in the shops now are more likely to be NZ grown.

NZ grown stone fruit is in full flight – apricots, peaches and nectarines. Read more

Seasonal fruits and vegetables

January 13, 2011 Filed under Healthy living

There is always a wonderfully colourful array of fruit and veg as you enter the supermarket. So how do you choose what to buy for your dinner from this range?

Personal or family tastes are the obvious starting point. Read more

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