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Organizing your bulk goods

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I buy all my spices whole and in bulk or loose form from a few stores in my area including The Bulk Barn and Fortinos.  I also like to get my dry goods in the same format in manageable quantities.  Whole spices last longer than ground and everything benefits from an airtight a container as possible. I tried a variety of plastic containers until I settled on glass canning jars.  In my area they come in sizes from 250 ml  to 1.5 l with the classic metal lid; they all…read more

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Frugal Grocery Shopping

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We’re dealing with two issues at home that have made a realignment in our grocery shopping: a limited budget and a desire to buy only Ontario produced food.  I should say up front that organic is not a target: we’re happy with provincially grown produce and meat. To stick to any kind of budget and reduce your food spending requires you to make a weekly menu, buy what you need for that menu and don’t deviate or buy extra.  I couldn’t believe how much we saved when we stopped picking…read more

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