Ms Betterhome

The joy of the pantry
November 26, 2010, 1:24 am
Filed under: home & hearth, independence days | Tags: ,

I like bulk-buying non-perishable ingredients. It cuts down on shopping time, & it means I always have good options for cooking from scratch. It also provides a stockpile in case of emergencies.

Consequently, I am overjoyed to finally have storage space for bulk purchases! I haven’t gone overboard, since we still need to pay for solar panels etc, plus Christmas is coming, & there will be some Festive spending required over December/January.

However, I have re-stocked some items that were running low- and was able to buy them on all online. Even factoring in delivery, I was able to save quite a bit by taking this approach.

I ordered 5 kg of vital wheat gluten from Basic Ingredients , plus a kilo of Australian grown chia seed, and their $20 ‘intro offer’ of enough bread mix to make 12 loaves of light rye. The entire cost, including delivery, was less than $100.

I also ordered 5 litres of plain liquid Castile soap, 500 mls of super rich moisturizer, 500g of citric acid, a small vial of Rose Absolute in jojoba oil (the soap & moisuriser are unscented) and a couple of foamy dispensers (since Castile doesn’t lather) from Aussie Soap Supplies. Including delivery, it cost just over $100.

My final purchase was 2 kg of East Timor fair trade organic espresso from Bercat, for $67, including delivery.

It was a bit of an outlay, but the supplies will last us months, and I’m happy to be able to buy from Australian companies.


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