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Not overlooking the speckled

February 14, 2010

The move to the suburbs has occured, and while it’s been a definite shock to the system it is on average a good thing.

One result is that we have changed from the market by Te Papa to the riverbank markets in Lower Hutt. This has meant we shook out some old patterns, but also that we picked up some new ones.

For instance, this used to be a full box of speckled peaches:

Total cost, $4.70.

Awesome. Turned that lot into 5 jars of preserves, for a saving of… heaps. A heck of a lot less than we’d pay at the supermarket for tinner peaches!

The downside of this year is that the weather has been so bad that the price of many summer foods hasn’t come down. Roma tomatoes are still $5 a kilo, which means that this year it might be cheaper to buy our winter vitamins from Moore Wilsons (in Tawa) than to cure them ourselves!

Blimey.

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4 comments

  1. yay riverbank market! Might see you there sometime 🙂


  2. Nice. Where did you get the jars from?

    And having extra space to store things like preserved fruit has got to be a good thing.


  3. jars were recycled from chutney made by a lady at the markets.

    so… we’re recycling recycled jars.

    time will tell if our sterilisation worked properly!


  4. It’s been a month now since your last post – I thought broke was the new black?



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