We are having a little heat wave in London, it reminds me of my NY summers but without aircon which makes it much more unbearable. Since we don’t usually have hot, sticky summers most places you would go to write or just to cool down don’t have air conditioning so coffee shops, libraries and pubs ar [...]
Ending the quite eventful 2011, The Lean Times is taking a little break. I am using this week between Christmas and 2012 to regroup and re-energize. There are big plans in store for next year.
I hope all my lovely readers have had a wonderful holiday.
I wish you all a prosperou [...]
Over the past years, since the crash of 2008, we have all been making compromises with ourselves and the way we shop.
The exclusively Waitrose shoppers have been introduced to the wonders of Lidl and Aldi. Much to the dismay of the regular patrons of these great shops. We get a bit fed up o [...]
Happy Bastille Day! I know this holiday doesn’t have much bearing for people outside of France and its territories but it does give me a bit of inspiration for finding new recipes.
Monday – My beloved is cooking – pan fried Sea Bass, mystery potatoes and veg
Tuesday - fresh plum tomato sa [...]
There has been so much talk about food prices rising, supermarkets gouging the consumer and possible shortages due to the extreme weather around the world, I have found myself starting to hoard food. I first noticed myself doing this when after noticing prices going up at a vast rate.
My re [...]