Monday's post brought a household tax demand, a TV licence reminder and, curiously, an offer for a free hearing aid. At 28.
But for once, this avalanche of Harp-marked envelopes was accompanied by some proper goodies - the lovely people at Knorr sent over a hamper full of some proper
Are you sick to the back teeth of hearing / reading about eggcellent value, bargain eggstravaganzas and eggsquisite deals?
Yup, me too, so to cut the BS, see below for a rapid-fire overview of the shopping deals in stores this weekend.
- Irish Lamb Leg - €7.99 per kilo
- Roasting Potatoes...
There's something a little alliterative about that sentence, but yes, you really can have a luxury lemon cake at Lidl, for *free*
In celebration of reaching a fairly whopping 250,000 fans on Facebook, Lidl are giving away what is probably going to be lorryloads
of cake next weekend.
All you...Read More
I don’t get all the fuss really, to me they’re just fruit scones with sweet stuff drizzled in lines, but a) I don’t
can’t really bake and b) I’m a cohabiting, mass-dodging, wine-swilling semi-heathen, so we should probably discount my opinion fairly sharpish.
In case you are partial to...Read More
My new fixation of late is Riesling, as the warm sunny evenings we’re miraculously enjoying cry out for a glass of something crisp and dry. So, emboldened by the surprisingly enjoyable bottle of Riesling
for just €5.49 in Lidl I rashly decided that all wine from the...Read More
I was a super-duper good girl this week. Not even €40 for 14 meals! This week has been one of my "more calories, less cost" notions, partly because I was beavering away at Irish-style recipes such as Steak & Guinness Pies and Whiskey Cake for the week that's in...Read More
The weekly shop this week is actually fairly reasonable, due in no small part to the fact that as I slaved at the stove for hours on Monday, we’re having galettes
for lunch all bloody week. The Sunday roast (becoming quite a habit now!) was an absolutely...Read More
Ok so I was a wee bit more frugal this week, despite the fact I got a notion to cook cassoulet of all things (My Mum’s fault, we’ve just come back from a short trip to the Aude region!), which is a very traditional country dish in France, but...Read More
My weekly shop yesterday involved a bit of a wild card – Mother in Law coming to dinner. This meant that my usual hasty lazy thrown-together stir fry of a Sunday evening would have to be replaced by a proper meal. Involving effort. No problem, I thought, tearing through...Read More
Now call me a philistine (you’d be quite right), but ever since I first tasted Malbec in Chicago and was given a very knowledgeable run-through of its background, I presumed it was Argentinean. Exclusively. Now, obviously, this lovely bottle of red stuff mellowing in my kitchen (I photographed it,...Read More