I used to shop at my local co-op at least once a month. It’s not that far away but seems I’ve been too busy over the last ten months or so. On Saturday I decided to make a trip there and couldn’t believe how expensive things had gotten. I suppose these days stay away from a store more than a few months and you get sticker shock. Bulk bin items still seemed reasonable but everything else, no way would I buy it there. Seems a shame because a decade ago it was always a reliable place to shop for good bargains and great tasting food.
Another thing I did last week was make some peach jam following a recipe I’d found in the September 5th issue of Woman’s World. It’s taken from a book titled Jams and Jellies in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Bennett. Here’s the link from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jams-Jellies-Less-Than-Minutes/dp/1423618718/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314642652&sr=1-1
Looks like a great book that’s probably going on my to buy list.
I’m using half the peach jam for toast and topping for yogurt, the other half I’ve frozen. Peaches are on sale this week, less than a dollar a pound so I’ll be making another batch. It’s delicious and amazing that this recipe uses only three simple ingredients, peaches, sugar and lemon juice.
This Week on Budget Smart Girl-September newsletter.
Have a good week and a safe Labor Day Weekend.