Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce

Slash your grocery bill by living sustainably

Easy Oven Bread Recipe

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018

I have been getting into breadmaking using a breadmaker, but I met a lady at one of my cheesmaking demonstrations and she gave me this recipe for easy oven bread.  This works out at less than $1 a loaf, so its better value than even the cheapest bread and the quality is much better. Join Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce on Face book (by clicking the link above right) for regular updates and photo tutorials that will save you money and cut down on your environmental footprint.

Anne-Maries Bread

500gms flour

1/2 Tablespoon of yeast

1/2 Tablespoon salt

450ml warm water

Mix all – cover and stand over night

Turn out in the mornong and shape with flured hands (add more flour of necessary)

Cold oven – turn to 220 degrees C – 45 minutes.


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$1KYGS = my new challenge for 2018 is to spend just $1000 or less on groceries.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce is all about saving money, being healthy and lowering your impact on the planet just by aiming for more sustainable grocery shopping.  I slashed my grocery spend to $100 a week, then $75 and then when just me and Stevie were at home $35.  This is do-able with a veggie garden, making your own ‘stuff’ ie: cleaning products and cosmetics, and by simply making different choices with the things you buy.  Money is hard to earn yet we throw it away quite easily especially at the supermarket which has us trained up to spend   $50 everytime we go near the place. Anyway I have set myself the crazy low budget of $1K for a year which is just under $20 a week.  I am making my own bread – hey I am even making my own flour. I am learning heaps about making little bits of protein go further in a meal, and I even made my own pasta.  I am documenting this all on Facebook, so click the link and join me and 4600 others on the $1KYGS. PS:  I also wash my hair with baking soda – which hasn’t done it any harm – over the past 12 years…. you can read all about it in my book Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce available in the online shop on this site.

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FMNZ Market Night – welcome.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

Hi FMNZ – thanks for visiting www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz People are always complaining about how expensive groceries are but it is you that chooses what to put in that supermarket trolley.

I changed my shopping habits completely about 10 years ago by putting a limit on the grocery budget.  Now I never buy commercially manufactured laundry powder, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, moisturiser or many other expensive items…. you can make these things yourself – cheaper, easier and better than ‘a bought one’. Using natural ingredients like baking soda and coconut oil you will be surprised what you can achieve.  Good for you, good for your budget and good for the environment.  Books, recipes and a small range of environmentally friendly products (menstrual cups) are available from my online shop and may be paid for conveniently by PayPal or Internet banking.  I also welcome people emailing me with questions or for support while making or using these products. If you buy my book Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce (all you need to know about making a change to sustainable grocery shopping) tonight I will happily donate $5-00 from your purchase to The Rural Support Trust.  Merry Christmas XOX Lyn.

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E-Mail From Me to Seven Sharp

Posted by on May 7, 2015

I am on a mission to promote menstrual cups.


Because no one hardly has heard of them and because many people are so immature, reacting to the product with screams and cries of ‘ewwww’, ‘ick’ ‘how gross.’

And you know what?… it’s not even gross.

It’s an environmentally responsible and money saving way of dealing with a challenge that faces the female population between the ages of 15 – 45 every month.

Why would you spend money on tampons and throw them away every month costing you thousands of dollars over your lifetime – when you can invest $35 in a simple, hygienic and easy to use, re-useable menstrual cup?


I promote menstrual cups and have made it my mission to educate people about them – so they know they have a choice. And of course I have made a quality cup available from my on-line shop at an affordable price, because why talk about something if you can’t provide people with it? But my main aim is to save people money which they can ill-afford.  How do people on low  -incomes get along with a family of teenage girls? And of course the environmental benefits speak for themselves. I promote these cups the best I can through word of mouth and my Face book page https://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwpigtitsandparsleysauceconz/12462490423401

web site www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz  etc BUT lack the big budgets you would need for billboards or a TV ad campaign.

Most men switch off as soon as the word menstrual is uttered – but men should know about this product too because many inadvertently they will be funding the alternative for wives and daughters – why spend $10,000+ when you could spend $35 for the same or better results????

Does Seven Sharp dare help me to promote the menstrual cup to NZ women?????



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MAKE your own Christmas Presents

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Avoid overspending this Xmas by making your own Christmas presents.  The MAKE cosmetic pamphlet (on special for $5 – visit the online shop above) has easy recipes for bath bombs, bath salts, bath candies, lip balm,moisturizer, massage bars and more…. things you could pay $10 or more for in the shops are easily created for $1 or $2… all you need to buy is some inexpensive natural ingredients.

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Cleaning Products Demo – Kaitaia REAP Nov 20th (Thursday) 7pm – all welcome

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014

If you have ever complained about the cost of grocery shopping then this is the show for you. I will demonstrate how to make 10 commonly bought cleaning and cosmetics products for a fraction of the cost.

Books and recipes for sale on the night  – also menstrual cups (spend $35 to save $10,000), soap shakers and more…

Free recipes and complimentary products samples and a cuppa at the end. A gold coin donation is appreciated but not compulsory.

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LOOK OUT PALMERSTON NORTH – Pig Tits is coming this weekend…..

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014

I am coming down to Palmerston North on the weekend. PN City Council in association with the LOVE YOUR RIVER Campaign presents: Learn how to make your own CLEANING PRODUCTS Friday 6th June 5:30 Ashurst Valley Village Centre and on Saturday 7th June 1:30 Hancock Community House 77-85 King Street.
Register by email : [email protected] or ph: (06) 356 8199 MIGHT SEE YOU THERE!!!!

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MAKE Franchise HAMILTON – May Classes Book now.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

MAKE HAMILTON with Diane Millow.

Weekend Workshops for this month Saturday 17th May

Household Cleaning Products 10.00 – 11.00am
Cosmetic Products 11.30 – 12.45pm

Sunday 25th May

Household Cleaning Products 10.00 – 11.00am
Cosmetic Products 11.30 – 12.45pm

Regular workshops days…

MAKE Household Cleaning products  (10.00 – 11.00am)

The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Fridays of each month

MAKE Cosmetic products  (10.00 – 11.15am)

The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and Fridays of each month

Contact Diane – MAKE Hamilton mobile 021-217-9633 or [email protected]

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New MAKE Franchisee in Wellington – cleaning and cosmetics classes on now.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

I am Pleased and Excited to announce a new franchise in Wellington:  Classes on now.

Also classes have started in Hamilton – book a cleaning product or cosmetics class:  Contact Diane – MAKE Hamilton mobile 021-217-9633 or [email protected]

Angela and her family loved the MAKE recipes so much she is offering cleaning and cosmetics classes to Wellingtonians.  Book Angela now for a fun and practical class which will save you thousands.

“Discover how to easily MAKE your own cleaning products and personal cosmetics.  Simple, no fuss methods that will benefit your family, leave more money in your pocket and help the planet.  Classes in your home or group venue by arrangement.  Contact Angela at http://freerangefamily.net or ph:: 0275 545 627

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Reader Feedback – buy Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce right here – click on shop .

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013


I did my first grocery shop on a budget today. Wow – what an amazing feeling approaching the checkout. Instead of the usual anxiety and worry about how much I had spent and denial of the total cost, I was full of confidence and pride knowing I had stuck to my budget and bought only what our family needed for this week. I was happy to show my husband the receipt instead of chucking it in the bin so he wouldn’t see it! Woohoo! Thank you for opening my eyes Lyn – it is easy to slip into bad habits but with a little bit of thought and planning before entering the supermarket, I’m back on track 🙂

I Love what you are doing, and how you are sharing your ideas with others. We are new converters, but really enjoying it so far. Love the extra savings at the end of the week. I thought the changes would be difficult to make but to be honest they weren’t and I am enjoying our new lifestyle and proud of what we are doing. I love that my kids are going to grow up “old school’, we bake together, do the vegetable garden and for some reason I like being at home more. It’s not just savings on the groceries, it’s health, lifestyle, mindset, everything. So thank you for making me and my family happier!

I have just finished reading your book, and I haven’t been able to put  it down. It was refreshing in its approach and eye opening. I have been looking for really environmentally  friendly products for a long time. I have been inspired and as a family we are embracing all your ideas,  to reduce our expense on products and leave a much smaller environmental foot print.

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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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