Frugal Pantry Staples

The very basics in our pantry, and the range of foods we can cook from them!

Frugal Friday: Meadowsweet juice

I am not a big drinker of preserved juices and syrups, but this one is undoubtedly my favourite! It is refreshing, not as sweet, and just a little different.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without – Frugal inspiration from WWII

We can learn a lot about frugality from our frugal forbears. Here are 5 frugal tips and tricks, inspired by WWII!

Frugal Friday: The Marvellous Library

An ode to the amazing library and its many uses. Support your local librarians!

Frugal Friday: Cutting hair at home

We here at Frugasaurus encourage you to be bold! Like Bilbo, go on those adventures! Work on that amazing dream! Cut your hair without an expensive salon!

Frugal Friday: Christmas Edition

Don’t break the bank trying to buy everyone stuff this Christmas. Insource it, make it yourself, or make do without and just enjoy each other’s company!

Frugal Friday: Keep it simple

Homemade is great, but every so often, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the ever present question “what’s for dinner?”. Here in the Frugasaurus household, we try to simplify the recipes we use most often, by making one dish do multiple jobs.

Frugal Friday: Darn your socks

Do you mend your socks? We do! It might not save us bucketloads of money compared to buying cheap socks, but its an enjoyable autumn activity and a gateway drug to other mending. Get darning!

Frugal Friday: Sauerkraut

Fermenting is a fun and easy way to preserve food. If you’re lucky, you might find it provides a gateway drug into the sharing economy as well!

Frugal Friday: Preserving the bounty

Ever wanted to start making your own jam, but not quite sure where to start? I give a rundown of the basics to get you started on your own frugal adventure!