When I originally posted the above (in May 2007) my Mother and I had started regularly making our own bread in bulk. In the years since my Mom was diagnosed with celiac disease and I myself cut back immensely on my own flour intake. As a result, my breadmaking is now much less frequent but it’s something that I still do enjoy. Unfortunately the cost of living still continues to rise, making the intent and purpose of my ‘Breadifesto’ possibly even more relevant today than it was then. I am also heartened that over the last year gluten-free flours have become more prevalent locally, and as a result more affordable (they’re still pretty expensive though).
TG readers, what do you do to cut corners on your own food expenses? Are you making more items at home perhaps? Growing your own ingredients? Paying more attention to sales? Creative menu planning? I’d love to know!
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This post was originally published May 16, 2007. It has been updated once since then.