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April 2014

  •   Present cars are already pretty smart, but future cars are going to be amazing! Currently a car will get you out of a rut on a rainy day and drive you to an ocean, rainforest or the local fish and chip shop for some oily solace. Cars are wonderful machines packed with reasons to jump in…

  • Groceries

    Shopping budget

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Stick to your budget Whip in and whip out! With Table Tucker it is easy to set your grocery budget each week. TT’s dinner budget is roughly $110-$120 per week (at AUD April 2012 prices). These prices reflect average market prices. If we (our family) bulk buy and use all the tips in TT, including shopping at…

  • Bulk CookingGroceries

    Buy in bulk

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Buy Groceries In Bulk Your time (which is money) and the petrol savings are what really make bulk buying worth it. When you buy in bulk every month and season, Table Tucker reminds you to buy other non-food needs that might run out when you prefer they wouldn’t.  Buying these items in bulk avoids extra…

  • Body

    Choices for health

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Find Healthy Tricks I believe in finding healthy tricks and alternatives to my little addictions.  I’m not a fan of diets or counting calories. Instead I believe in finding healthy tricks and alternatives to my little addictions. Here are some simple tricks which I have found do work.  Keep a water bottle with you always…

  • Quick Kitchen Tips Zone out to a podcast or listen to talkback radio.  Make best use of your combo square cook-up. When there is a combo meal with a salad, you can give your child the sausage or the chicken of the square meal and give a portion of the combo meal as a side. That…

  • Think Ahead & Prepare Chop up all your onion, garlic and carrots for the week.  When you get back from the shops, unpack your perishable items straight from your bags into your clean fridge.   After a monthly shop, divide your meat and poultry into portions and freeze.  If your produce came in containers, use…

  • Groceries

    Check your stuff

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Check Bills & Accounts It’s good to know that while I am working to bring money in, somebody else isn’t working to take my money away.  Now that you have an extra three nights each work week, there’s time to take control of other parts of your life that are sucking your finances dry. Here…

  • Body

    Eat for Earth

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Change a Habit Don’t worry. I’m not about to go all Kangaroo and substitutes on you. I dig the idea of eating my way to a better world. Saving the world by changing eating habits is about trying new products and meals and getting out of your comfort zone.  In Table Tucker you will try…

  • Hacks

    Earth Happy Cooking

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Cook Earth-Happy Cook by candlelight. Burn incense. Make cooking like any great adventure you’ve been on.  By shopping, cooking and eating with Table Tucker, your impression on the planet is already much lighter. Here are some other actions you can take to ease the ever so difficult task of eating your way to a better…

  • Enjoy This Simple Pleasure Excerpt: Table Tucker Cookbook: And take your time. There’s no rush. It’s Sunday… Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to enjoy a cook-up. See Cooking & Kitchen Tips for some preparation ideas that save you time during the week. The Sunday cook-up is a great tradition. You’ve had a relaxing weekend and you…