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The Lengths I Go To for An Amazing Glass of Wine

I live on a freelance writer’s salary, so if I want to drink really, really good wine on a daily basis, I pretty much have to go to work in a winery, which is what I did last fall. I …

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CSA Veggies


CSA has become a fairly well-known household term — even among us urban folks, but if it hasn’t yet shot up on your radar, the acronym stands

Cucina Povera

La Cucina Povera – An Autumn Pasta with Acorn Squash and Anchovy Sauce

In Italy, la cucina povera is a term that embraces the idea of cooking with basic farm-fresh ingredients, but the original concept more or less assumed that you

“It’s Not About the Money”–Interview with Brent Kessel

[caption id="attachment_1102" align="alignleft" width="125" caption="Brent Kessel"][/caption] I thought it would be appropriate for a site dedicated to frugal living to hear a few words from someone who spends his


Do-It-Yourself Aperitivo

[caption id="attachment_667" align="alignright" width="333" caption="3 Prosecco Cocktails (+ a cordial glass of strawberry mint syrup)"][/caption] It’s easy to be a frugal foodie in Italy. Food, for the most part,

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One Doll’s Tips for Planning A Frugal Wedding

[caption id="attachment_129" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of the bride."][/caption] In addition to being a freelance writer, I’m also a certified marriage officiant. And a few weeks ago, I married


A Frugal Freelancer’s Vino Cheapo Trial

This weekend, when I was at the New York Wine Expo, one of the wine reps asked my friend and me if our wine spending habits have changed

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