Coming into the home stretch I am blessed with enough bucks for some little luxuries and more flexibility. Unfortunately, I think I squandered it by buying a block of cheese and then feasting on it. Gone in about two days!! Hopefully I'll be able to stretch the package of mushrooms for a few days.
I am harvesting several artichokes a day from the garden, and tons of broccoli, oranges and lemons from about a dozen different traders. The peppers survived the winter months and are blooming and fruiting again, so I enjoyed several fresh hot peppers this week.
Trader Fernand made the day with some 100-calorie nut packets she didn't like. This helps tide me over until I have time for a late lunch.
Here are some of the dishes I made so far this week: Cod with leeks and lemon, cod with orange and kale, pork with hot pepper and cabbage, chard and mushroom frittata, taco salad with olives and greens.
Monday's purchases: cheese for $2.83
Tuesday's purchases: chicken for $4.82
Wednesday's purchases: eggs at $1.44, cod at $1.04, mushrooms at $.99
Here's what's left: Lots of pork, lots of chicken, a dozen eggs, 3/4 container mushrooms, 3/4 container olives, almost half a container of coconut oil, 4 ounces liver, and $1.87 in the cash jar.