Wanna save money? Get Dirty.

I have decided, I will grow my own herbs.

Though food prices in Singapore are generally inexpensive especially with affordable alternatives such as the lovely neighborhood wet markets, messy but well stocked Sheng Siong (mass market pricing supermarket) and good value neighborhood supermarkets (NTUC Fairprice and Shop n Save), I am not the only person complaining about how my dollar shrank, we are all feeling the pain with the rising food cost.

Personally, I do real food. I cook most of my food from scratch as much as possible as I like my food wholesome with lots of herbs. And, yes my favourite dish is Rosemary Lambchops, in fact, I love using herbs for all the dishes i make! But, fresh herbs don’t come cheap in Singapore.

Besides the basic but gorgeous Asian herbs you get in the wet market which is generally inexpensive, the other place you can find decent herbs for European cuisine is in Cold Storage, the mid-range to high-end super market. Each pack of them cost me about S$2 to S$3, which is considered expensive, especially when I consume a lot of it each time I cook.

Thus, to help myself financially, I’m going back to basic: bring food to table with herbsfrom my own garden!


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5 Responses to “Wanna save money? Get Dirty.”

  1. Vanan Says:

    Dear Celeste,

    My lonely and often saddening melbourne life is stupendously refreshed when i log on to view your delicate piece of blog artwork. Your information on this blog serves as good advice for me to self manage cooking over here. It gives me something to look foward to. My cooking i must say has not been the most prolific, but i reckon this is a good stepping stone.

    Kuddos to oyu for starting it…PLease keep updating it…It actually does make a diff even thoug i am thousands of miles away….


    Vanan ( thats my new name…no more saravanan)

  2. celestephua Says:

    Dear Vanan,

    @&$^%*$@#%^ – Dont get me started.

    I am glad my blog feeds keeps u hanging at Melby… And i will post on Coffee soon. I will never forget the “fantastic” coffee u served me at your place….



  3. Vanan Says:

    Ah yeah, the coffee…. well well…

    it was a debut perfromance worthy of applause i would imagine ah…
    Well, it was my pleasure ah…. to serve coffee to such a beautiful honorary…


    Now. go send me a nice god-sis like email that will serve as the innaugral meessage that will get us kcik started alright…

  4. porkchopz Says:

    love the blog, perhaps we can use coffee sauce for the lamp, to compliment rose and mary.

    so whats the secret to a good lamb chop ? and dont forget the piggies !

  5. celestephua Says:

    The secret is… cook it as your heart wishes, corny yea, but thats a heart felt advice. Nothing beats cooking for the person you love.

    Moist Porkchop racks coming up!

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