Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce

Slash your grocery bill by living sustainably

Live Show @ Pirongia School June 4th

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Pirongia School invites you to an evening with
Lyn Webster
Author of Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce.  Tickets from Pirongia School (phone 07 871 9727, or e-mail [email protected] ) or from Bin Inn or Paper Plus in Te Awamutu.
Tuesday 4th June,7.30pm – Pirongia Memorial Hall, Franklin Street, Pirongia – tickets $15 from the office including a complimentary drink and goodie bag. Books and ingredients available for purchase on the night (sorry no EFTPOS). Raffles and spot prizes to be won. Come and find out how to slash your grocery bill by living sustainably.

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Fantastic Feedback from ‘Pig Tits’ readers/fans….

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013

…. here are some comments from people already seeing the difference a ‘Pig Tits’ attitude can make to the grocery bill….

I think what you are doing is amazing and wish I had discovered you years ago

I am very conscious about the chemicals, cost and wastage in products used in everyday life, so I try to minimise what we use in our home, and you have provided a great solution to making this process easy and for me to eliminate even more house hold chemicals. Just fantastic!

My parcel arrived yesterday and the book has been read cover to cover, towels are flapping on the line after being washed in your laundry sample and am looking forward to washing my hair in the morning!

I’ll be handing this book on to my son and his young family for sure.

Thank you very much for the inspiration.

Many thanks for your fabulous book you have improved our lives 10 fold!

I recently bought your book Well done, it is a great asset. 

I love this book. I have been sharing the recipes all around my friends. They too now have books . I’m a convert. thanks so much.

 I got my mum to buy me your book for my birthday it was on my list of must have’s 🙂 Just finished reading it and I love it, Great Ideas and definitely most of what ill be changing my families habits into doing. Im looking forward to seeing how much money we can save seeing as we are already on a tight budget we hardly put anything more then 5dollars away a week but on this pig tits journey im sure we will manage to put away alot more so thankyou so much for doing what you do and being an inspiration to others 🙂

I wash my hair, clean my teeth, wash our clothes, do my house work , all using your recipes AND IM 71yrs. Thank you so much.

I have just got your book in the mail, I ordered it online and its amazing. I have already begun making changes to keep the cost down as we are struggling a little while husband finds new employment. Now I want the vinegar and baking soda books..

I found your book in a remote part of Aussie  All the way over in little Karratha!! I was rather excited!!

“Jill is laughing all the way to the bank today. Just finished the week’s grocery shopping: $38.10 in total. My meat bill for this week was $2. LOVE IT!!!!!”

“awesum book first book I have read cover to cover in years should be a must in schools from Intermediate age up so that the have a great foundation to start life out in the big world, this book is a must buy.”

Thanks to inspiration from my daughter and Lyn at www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz, my grocery bill has dived to less than $100 every week for the last three weeks. I’m loving the new challenges and the new lifestyle…

Well done Lyn. I am absolutely loving my new lifestyle. My grocery bill has been cut by 2/3, I am using Lyn’s shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning products and great ideas. I have downsized my rubbish collection bin to the small size and I couldn’t be more content. (Except that I can’t wait for some other products to run out so that I can use my new ones!)

Hey Lyn, thankyou for your inspiration… i have now done away with all the chemical cleaners in my home and currently using Baking Soda and Vinegar..
My groceries also have been really reduced from approx $300 pw to $100 -$150pw.

$180 spent on shopping this week. My goal is $150. Amazing how different my shopping is getting. Mainly fruit/veges/meat. I bought my first 10kg bag of Potatoes $4.99 at countdown this week. I am enjoying the Pig Tits and Parsley sauce challenge.
For a long time I have bought all kinds of different products to clean the glass doors on our shower box(white skum stain inherited from last occupier) those products never really work no matter how hard I scrub with them….yesterday armed with my white vinegar & baking soda, I tackled it……wow, clearest & cleanest it’s ever looked 🙂 Thanks for the brilliant ideas 🙂
Today we received our copy of “Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce”. I have been very excited to read Lyn Websters book. She is a real inspiration in being able to bring her families food $ down to an amazing amount and also produce a lot of the everyday items we might buy at the supermarket.
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Meet The Author

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013

Paper Plus Kaitaia are hosting a Pig tits & Parsley Sauce ‘Meet The Author’ evening on Wed March 27. $10 a ticket and all proceeds to charity. Tickets are limited. I will talk and MAKE a couple of things, show off the book, give out samples and there will be FOOD!!!! Tickets available at Paper Plus Kaitaia ph:  4080350 (Vanessa).

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Attention International Customers

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

The shop is set up so I can ship books and recipes anywhere in the world.

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Why I’m Glad I Wash my Hair with BAKING SODA….

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013

Here’s a list of all the chemicals that make shampooo….. Just saying I’m glad I have found a good alternative….

Television would have us believe that shampoo will change our love life, make us suave and sophisticated, or cure us of scratching our heads in wonder and awe at how shiny our hair has become.

The purpose of a shampoo is to clean the hair. The shampoo must not clean too well, or all of the protective oils in the hair would be stripped out. It must not make the hair smell bad, despite the bad smells of the detergents it is made of.
To sell well, the shampoo must look good, must feel thick or creamy in the hands, and must produce a nice feeling lather. It must smell nice, and not be too expensive.

Other selling points might be the herbal extracts currently in fashion, or amino acids from exotic protein sources like silk or the milk of pigmy goats.

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All Your Bath Room and Cleaning Needs Fulfilled for Less Than $40

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012

See a years worth of bathroom and cleaning needs fulfilled for less than $40.  The books pictured contain all the information you need to utilise Baking Soda and White Vinegar around your home. You can purchase the books from me for $20 each (plus postage).  The 25kg bag of Baking Soda cost $24-99 (NZD) and the 5 litres of white vinegar was $12-00 (NZD). The baking soda can clean your home, hair, skin, teeth gently and is chemical free. Vinegar can be used for hair conditioner, airfreshener, deodoriser, fabric softener… the list is endless.

This is your key to saving literally $$$$thousands, minimise packaging and ease pressure off the landfill. Buy the books and open the door to a positive new lifestyle. Books available NZ and Australia.  Free Master Franchises available world wide – contact Lyn Webster for more info. Join PigTits on Facebook and Twitter by using the links at the top of the page.

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Changing Your Expectations

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

We have set a weekly grocery limit of $35 (for one adult and a teenager). We can stick to this by making our own cleaning products and cosmetics (we do virtually everything with baking soda now) and by utilising the resources available on the farm – veggie garden, cows milk eggs and a beast in the freezer – takes the pressure off.  Don’t forget I used to have access to all this and yet still spend hundreds at the supermarket weekly. So happy to have changed.

But we have just shifted  1000kms and the cows are dried off, chickens are on strike and the veggie garden has been left behind.  The freezer is empty as I gave all the meat away before the big move. So now I am in the same boat as many others with scarce resources.  We are sticking to the budget, and this month I am logging every meal to give some idea on how we get around the dilemma of eating well with scarce resources. Luckily there is a veggie garden at our new place with herbs, kumera and salad greens, lemons etc. At the end of the month I will post my list of what we ate and what we spent.

I am trying to illustrate that this is about changing your lifestyle expectations. It is about making different choices to still attain a positive result.  Here is an example:  I have run out of milk.  We got a 3 litre milk in our grocery shop, but we have nearly spent the whole months budget in the first 10 days (we shifted here with virtually nothing, so we stocked up a bit). So now I am dying for a coffee (but the coffee jar actually got smashed on the trip so we don’t have any and no budget left to get any).  There’s a few tea bags but I’m not that keen on black tea (a last resort). So then I  think what have I got? Fresh lemons and fresh ginger, so now I am enjoying a hot lemon tea with fresh ginger sweetened with honey – its amazing and much much better for me than the coffee I was craving.

Living on a low self imposed grocery budget opens the doors to fresh and healthier thinking.

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Canterbury Classes

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

Feeling the pinch in Canterbury?

Lesandré Paris can help you out with MAKE cleaning products and cosmetics classes available.  Check out her fantastic website, aparisaffair.co.nz, where you can buy ready made products and/or arrange a class to learn how to save heaps of  money in the new year. Get together with a group of friends and Lesandre will even come to your place.

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My Talk at Pauanui Probus

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

I enjoy doing inspirational talks about our new fun and frugal lifestyle and have spoken to groups large and small all over the country.  Recently Pauanui Probus group gave me a warm and positive reception.  Interesting to see yourself through some one else’s eyes,so here is a summary of my presentation…. thank you Jill.

‘Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce’ – The first heading Lyn Webster thought of when she was asked to write about her journey from single mother to Farm Manager and consequently TV and radio celebrity eulogising the benefits of using good old baking soda, washing crystals, yellow washing soap and white vinegar to save buying all those home cleaning products we keep under our sink. It was an entertaining romp through her life over the past five years and full of laughter and positivity. Her rise to fame started when Country Calendar asked her to do an episode showing her life as the first solo mother (of two lovely daughters) as a Farm Manager of 130 cows in the Taranaki.

As the economic downturn hit her and her family she decided to keep her food bill to $100 a week – including buying meat from the supermarket, then reducing to $75 a week with meat off the farm. She started a column in the local paper, did some classes to the locals and then was asked on to Campbell Live. It all exploded from there and she now has an excellent website, pamphlets, recipes and is starting to write a book.

Everyone was very impressed and are having a go at her recipes. However, our President Alan was not impressed with the taste of the toothpaste he reports but the washing recipe is said to be a success. I have to say I was not looking forward to her talk as it has taken me 20 years to convince my husband that I need more than $100 a week for food but I have explained to Rex that wine is not food.

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Week Three $35 a Week Grocery Budget

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011

We are doing OK so far, but I predict this may get tougher as the weeks go by and the supplies get used up… here’s what we got in week 1/2 spent just under $70.  Then week 3 where loopaper and batteries gobbled up a huge chunk of the funds, but we stuck to the$35 limit…. don’t forget I get free milk and meat from the farm… so that is a big help.

This is just under $70 worth for groceries mostly from New World.

Ten bucks worth of loo paper put the pressure on week 3 (and I bought some batteries which didn’t help).

So we only had $20 left for food and this is what we got….


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Week Two of $35 a week Grocery Budget Begins…

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011

Off grocery shopping today… with $70 to spend, hoping we will get most things on our wish list.  Ham, bread, cucumber,butter,pasta, potatoes, wraps, raisins, salami, carrots, oil, cheese, eggs, fruit, creamed corn, and canned tomatoes.  Some of those things in garden but not ready yet. I will let you know how we go.

The chickens were laying too many eggs so I let two of them sit on the eggs.Now the others have either stopped laying or are hiding them better than I can find, so I am buying eggs Grrrrrrr. Hopefully there will be some babies out of it????

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