Sunday, 26 June 2016

Excess & Leftovers! #RPBP #ASMSG #WLM

Welcome to the final feature in our June celebration of Our Frugal Summer in Charente. 

Life, work and family events sometimes mean that the rearrangement of my working schedule is necessary in order to ensure that I can fulfil my roles as wife, mother, stepmother and authorpreneur (to name but a few!) 

The last two weeks have been hectic, emotional, exhilarating and so much more... but that's another story (watch this space!) - Today we are back in the kitchen garden, so let's begin...

Links to all bookstores where you can get your 99c copy are on my author website 

Part 3: Excess!

When you grow your own vegetables one thing you can almost guarantee during the summer is that at some stage you will experience a 'glut' of produce. This means that you have to quickly find ways to eat and/or preserve it to avoid waste. When you are living a frugal lifestyle, for whatever reason, waste is not an option. Every part of everything you grow or buy needs to be used, eaten or recycled.
When our zucchini's (courgettes) became a glut of enormous marrows some creativity was needed and we ended up with chutneys, pickles and of course the infamous marrow rum. Which was amazing!!
(All the recipes are in the book - only 99c/99p until 30th June)

Part 4: Leftovers!

Frugal cooking involves not only the frugal use of the ingredients and the cooking resources, such as gas and electricity, but also frugal management of portion sizes and leftovers. 
As a big family of food lovers we had never had a problem with leftovers before because between them Nigel and the kids cleared everything at every meal. In France when we became a smaller family unit of 3 (sometimes 2) the leftovers needed a little more thought and consideration to avoid waste. I had to call upon my childhood memories to resurrect or reinvent the recipes for bubble & squeak, hash browns and other leftover meal favourites.
This got me thinking - I wonder what everyone else does with their leftovers? And so this weeks competition was born.
Simply post in the comments below or on the Facebook page the name of your favourite leftover dish and if you want to you can share the recipe too!

If the comment you write gets the most likes or shares you will win a digital copy of my travel memoir box set!

Share the love of food and your recipes below

To ensure that the time critical elements of our celebration month are not missed by anyone I have added them to this blog post. All the information you need to get involved and win some great prizes is featured below!

The Goodreads giveaway to win a signed, gift-wrapped copy of Our Frugal Summer in Charente ends on 30th June so click the link now to enter - Good Luck!

Have you liked the Facebook page or commented during June? If so you have been entered into our prized draw to win a signed paperback copy - if you have visited or commented (if you already like the page) yet? then do it now - it makes a a great gift for the food or garden lover in your family!
If you haven't liked the page yet then pop over now!

Have a great weekend and don't forget the We Love Memoirs Summer Fete is on TODAY. Lot's of games, competitions, prizes and so much fun!

Talk soon,

Sarah Jane

Don't forget that the royalties from the The What, Why, Where, When, Who & How Book Promotion Series supports the FREE services we provide to authors at Rukia Publishing. Book 1 is permafree, Book 2 only 99c/99p and Book 3 $1.99/£1.49 - help the new or aspiring author in your family!

Amazon and all other bookstore links on Sarah Jane's author website