Today I made Peasant Bread, which is part of my goal to get back into baking the family bread. We're doing the Hillbilly Housewife's $70 a week menu more or less, with a few minor changes. We did her $45 a week menu once before, but found that here in BC many of the items weren't available or were actually quite expensive. For example, you can't get greens in a can here. Food is much more expensive here and the $45 menu cost us about $80 a week which is still quite good, but we felt that we could eat better for that price. The $70 a week menu is much closer to what we actually eat and in order to get closer to the prices quoted on her website, we bought all the items in bulk from The Real Canadian Superstore (like Costco, but no membership). Rather than buying white sugar, I stuck with brown and also added honey and peanut butter and apples instead of applesauce. Eventually honey will replace the brown sugar. We also added a small carton of milk, and two cartons of soy milk. I also don't make her bread, I have my own recipes that have similar ingredients. We'll see how it balances out in the end.
Interview WithEliot Coleman
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