Posts Tagged ‘Cheap’

The Winner Takes it All…In The World of Busking

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Aidan

I wasn’t really surprised that Simon and myself won to be honest. I don’t mean that in an arrogant way it’s just that Callum and Scott’s act was rubbish.

On a serious note though doing the film was a lot of fun. It actually wasn’t the first time I’d been busking although it was the first (and last) time I’d done the name your favourite food and we’ll sing about it act. Busking can be a really good way of earning some extra money when you’re at uni especially around the Christmas period.

The best thing about it is that it is good fun as well not like a job or anything but you can earn a bit of money to put towards your food bill meaning a few nights a week you could treat yourself to something special for sitting and playing guitar!

Fairtrade Vs Normal…PRICE WAR!!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Beer 500ml

FAIRTRADE £1.85  NORMAL £1.85

Biscuits 125g

FAIRTRADE £1.23   NORMAL £1.15

Tea Bags (80bags)

FAIRTRADE £2.62    NORMAL £2.05

Instant coffee 100g

FAIRTRADE £1.79    NORMAL £2.98

Sugar Granulated Sugar 1kg

FAIRTRADE 97p   NORMAL £1.59*

Honey 340g

FAIRTRADE £2.39  NORMAL £1.95

Bananas

FAIRTRADE £1.25 per kg   NORMAL £1.09 per kg

TOTALS**

Fairtrade £12.10

Normal £12.66

*only non Fairtrade alternative

**based on buying 1 kg of bananas

A Recipe What Has Booze In It

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

A Boozy Recipe

Pork Chops with Cider and Apple

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Olive oil

2 pork chops

1 red onion, peeled and chopped

100ml double cream

200ml of cider

1 red apple, sliced into wedges

salt and pepper

Steps:

1.  Grab a frying pan and heat a drop of the olive oil over a high heat.

2.  Once the oil is hot, place the pork chop in the pan and cook for around 5 minutes or until the side has turned brown.

3.  Flip the pork chop over and cook on the other side.

4.  When both sides have turned brown, remove from the pan and turn the heat down to about halfway.  Add the chopped onion (and a little more oil if the pan is too dry) and fry until the onion starts to soften-about 2 minutes.

5.  Now add the apples, pour in the cider and stir with the onions.  Leave this to bubble gently until about half of it evaporates.

6.  Now pour in the cream and stir it all together.

7.  Add the pork chops back in, then add some salt and pepper and continue cooking for about 10 minutes (you may need to flip the pork chops over again halfway through this last cooking time.)  Serve by putting the pork chop on a plate, then pouring over the apple, onion and cider sauce.  Serve with some mash potatoes or vegetables.

Don’t go anywhere without these…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Pasta – whether it’s spaghetti, pasta, fusilli, doesn’t matter. Takes about 15 minutes to boil and has the carbohydrates you need in a balanced diet.

Garlic - You break off the cloves as and when you need them, and if it’s kept in your cupboard where it’s cool and dark, it will last around 6 weeks. You’ll use it alot.

Onions - You’ll use them a lot (again), so make sure you’ve got two or three in your cupboard. They’ll last about two weeks.

• You can really get into herbs (legal herbs) as they each add their own flavour to your dishes, and can really boost an ordinary meal. But, as we’re on a budget, we’ve just got a packet of mixed dried herbs. Because they’re dried, they’ll last ages.

Tin of chopped tomatoes - always useful to have. A quick fix for spag bol, lasagne in your cupboard.

Stock cubes - whether they’re veg, chicken or beef, these are good to have. Just crumble them into a bowl, add boiling water and stir. They’ll add flavour to your dishes and soups.

Olive oil - one thing you should try and spend a bit of money on, as a good one will make a lot of difference to your cooking. You’ll only use a small bit at a time so it’ll keep.

Salt and pepper – Whenever you boil rice or pasta, you’ll need a pinch of salt in there and you can season your food when you eat. Plus, you can pretend to be posh and say ‘would you mind passing the condiments?’