The best financial advice I have been able to apply to my life is “avoid the store.” All stores. When followed, this rule can save you thousands of dollars over the course of the year. Imagine you visit a grocery store once per week. How much extra food and snacks are you putting in your cart?… Continue reading Why go search for food? Get it on your doorstep.
My host mother in France was named Christine. She was in her early 50s and worked in an antique store. Much like the featured image of this post, she was a bit of a horror story but also an amazing cook and pretty nifty person. I had really fun times living with her but some… Continue reading Oh Christine. Oh oh oh
Most frugality blogs say that you should make your hobby your job or monetize your hobby in some form. Do what you love! They say. Make money doing your favorite things! They say. I say maybe don’t do that. I did it and it changed yoga for me forever. I used to go to yoga… Continue reading Make your hobby a job. Or don’t.
Last night I made Plov. PP husband began eating and said “You should open a peasant food restaurant.” I was delighted at the idea except that I still enjoy my day job and cooking is a hobby that I don’t want to make a job. (I made yoga a job and I was so burned out… Continue reading Peasant food isn’t easy
On any week day between the hours of 7am and 3pm you can find me teaching French at a local high school to teenagers of varying degrees of hilarity. 90% of the time I really like my job. After 3pm I’m home hanging out with my 3 adorable kids pets and cooking. I cook a… Continue reading Peasant food inspiration
This one time in France… When I studied abroad in Tours, France as a sophomore I stayed with Christine. As I’ve previously said, she was both fascinating and an excellent cook. She once prepared a delicious rabbit stew and being an American I was pretty excited to eat Thumper for the first time. Me and my… Continue reading Rabbit stew snafu