A Beginner's Guide To Pantry Organization.

by Chris Gardner

A Beginner's Guide To Pantry Organization.
The Organized Home offers a useful article on keeping your cabinets clean and your groceries stocked and, well, findable. "It's the secret weapon of a well-organized kitchen: a working pantry. A planned reserve of foodstuffs and sundries used in the. home, a pantry saves time, money and stress in the kitchen.

Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket. Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery costs. Set aside...

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35 Free Patterns for Reusable Grocery Bags

by Chris Gardner

35 Free Patterns for Reusable Grocery Bags

The reusable grocery bag is no stranger to Curbly, but we've never featured this many options. Featuring sew-able options, some for knitters, and plenty you can crochet,  will getcha away from those disposable plastic monsters in no time.

Sewing Grocery Bags & Totes

  1. Fabric Grocery Sacks: Replicas of plastic grocery sacks made from vintage sheets and pillowcases (any fabric will do!). These also make cute lunch bags. Features a tie...

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Eight of the Twenty Worst Foods in America.

by Chris Gardner

Men's Health editor-in-cheif David Zinczenko's new book, Eat This, Not That!, explores food choices at popular restaurants, supermarkets, and holiday treats. The book also explores the twenty worst foods in the country, and The NewYorkTimes.com Blog highlights eight of them:

Eight of the Twenty Worst Foods in America.

  • Worst Fast Food Meal: McDonald’s Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips with creamy ranch sauce. Chicken sounds healthy, but not at 870 calories.
  • Worst Drink: Jamba...

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25 Money-Saving Kitchen Tips.

by Chris Gardner

The Urban Vegan offers some excellent ideas to save money and prevent food waste. The tips are intended for vegans, so that means that they can apply to everyone...unless you manage to survive on nothing but meat.

25 Money-Saving Kitchen Tips.

1. Bake your own bread.
2. Freeze your assets.
3. Cook beans from scratch and freeze them in ziplock bags.
4. Consider the long-term financial implications of organic.
5. Make your own faux meats.
6. Pack your own lunch.
7. Don't buy...

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How to Easily Convert From Plastic Grocery Bags for $1.00.

by Chris Gardner

You've been meaning to gather enough re-usable grocery sacks to do away with plastic bags all together, but you just can't find the time to sew them all, and can't bring yourself to pay $8-9 for commercial products.

A better answer: purchase some cheap tote bags from the craft store. Those living in the Midwest, Southeast, Oklahoma, and Texas should note that Garden Ridge sells large tote bags in, like, 15 different colors for only $1. These beat...

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Seeded Grapes!?!

by Chris Gardner

Okay Curbliers:

Normally, I purchase the "Seeded Grapes", which, as I understood, means they've gone through a "seeding" process, and, like a 'weeded' garden, they've had the seeds removed. (I realize that the seeds are not actually removed, they are just small enough to eat.)

So yesterday, at the SAME market where I generally shop, I purchased "Seeded Grapes". This morning, I bite down on one, and my teeth slam down on a enormous seed. It's still...

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