Yes, I admit to being frugal when it comes to food. Being raised in a post-war period, our mamma was taught to make the most of what was available. I see nothing wrong with this. In fact, in an age of high consumption and even higher waste, I think we should all try to be more frugal when and where we can. Take muffins, for instance. So easy to make a batch using ingredients that are already in the pantry or fridge. Fruit that is over ripe (but not rotten) and milk that has reached its use-by date are actually great to use. (There is a very scientific reason for this, but I will not go into it here.) This batch was made with pears (too soft for my liking), milk (past the date) and other quality ingredients such as chocolate and flaked almonds.
All were gobbled up with no complaints.
When I am not busy sewing down at our island retreat, I love spending time in my organic edible garden or in the kitchen.