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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 floured 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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