Wednesday, 1 June 2016

What we spent in May

Leeks

Still over this month with a spend of 137€/£109 but within that we bought 8 x 200g jars of Nescafe costing 14€/£11.20 . Excessive you might think, but they were on offer for 2.94€/£2.35 each, plus we had a couple of vouchers, plus on top of that, there was a 50cents voucher stuck on the front of each jar which you could use straight away. After all the discounts each jar cost just 1.75€/£1.40, what a bargain. Should keep Roger in coffee for a few months.

We find that most of our money goes on milk, fruit and veg here. There’s not the offers on these items as there are in the UK and any fruit and veg that's coming up to it’s sell by date is given to charity, which is a good thing. So because of this we’ve decided to up our budget slightly from June. Can’t do much about the milk, but once our fruit and veg is ready we’ll not need to buy so much from the supermarket.

The weather suddenly changed here at the beginning of May, it went from chilly to very hot and what happened, the leeks bolted along with the chard. So I picked the bolted leeks, gave them a good wash, chopped them up and froze them. They will be great to throw in a soup or pasta bake. The bolted chard got chopped up and stir fried.

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  1. I have about 3 jars of dehydrated leeks which should be great for casseroles and soups, we also look a bit like I leek I suspect as we have eaten a lot in the past few weeks. Yes also eaten a lot of chard! Now we have masses of broad beans! Trying to get them all frozen before we leave if the strike allows us to !! Not sure that I would appreciate dried Broad beans they are just like fresh ones when frozen. Have a good day Diane xox

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    1. I didn't think about dehydrating them, but I have a few more in the veg patch to dig up so will do that with them x

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  2. Nice looking leeks, Fresh leeks steamed then coated in white wine and cheese sauce , popped under the grill to brown - lush. Leek & Potato soup my favourite. Not long and will be there 26 days to go. xxxx

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    1. That sounds delicious, thanks for the idea. I've made a batch of leek and potato, enough for two days. Yummy with crusty bread on a dull June day x

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  3. Well done you two, we will allow Roger his coffee. That did seem a very good buy. Lidls milk this week was 75p for a large one. Have six in the freezer. Xx

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    1. 75p, that's so cheap, no wonder you stocked up x

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  4. I've done nothing with leeks or chard but I did cook lamb tagine earlier this week.
    Thanks for the great idea on your blog :) x

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    1. Glad you liked it. Haven't tried it with lamb yet but will do soon x

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