Consumerist/Spoofee: How to Pick a Good Watermelon
Quick! Read this before the season’s over and we have to make do with the cool, refreshing taste of turnips.
Freakonomics Quorum: What is the Right Way to Think About the Obesity ‘Epidemic’?
A.k.a. “Are We Fatties? Discuss.”
Get Rich Slowly: The Grocery Game AND Grocery Store vs. Farmers Market: Which Has the Cheapest Produce?
I link to GRS so often for two reasons:
A) JD is a thoughtful, technically solid writer, and,
B) He focuses a good chunk of the blog on food.
Check out his archives for more mealtime wonder.
The Simple Dollar: Getting Over the “Taboo” of Generics and Store Brands
That stuff about Get Rich Slowly? The same goes for Simple Dollar.
Frugal Upstate: Frugal Potluck or BBQ Food: Fruit Kabobs – Fun, Festive, and Frugal
Let it be known: everything tastes better on a stick.
Bibilical Womanhood: Frugal Fridays – Grocery Shopping
Just 24, Crystal feeds her family of four on $35 a week. I couldn’t feed myself for that much at her age. Lady has her stuff together. Cute kids, too. (Scroll down for the post.)
Top Chef: Anthony Bourdain’s Blog
Cheap? No. Healthy? Nuh-unh. Pulitzer-worthy food writing from a globe-spanning culinary artiste who names his posts after Traffic and Clash songs? You betcha.
Midtown Lunch: Day in the Life - Muhammed “Kwik Meal” Rahman
Neat behind-the-scenes look at an NYC cart vendor who works 16 hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year so workers can have inexpensive, relatively healthy lunches (minus the white sauce).
Free Money Finance: Carnival of Personal Finance
CHG’s an editor’s pick! Woo, I say, woo! Other notable entries include:
- MoneyNing: I Could Use Someone Else’s Credit Card to Buy My Groceries – A cautionary tale
- Make Your Nut: Big Party, Small Budget – Three cheers, with half left for beer.
- Millionaire Mommy Next Door: 5 Things the Marshmallow Test Can Teach You About Money - S'mores as personal finance metaphor? Sweet.
FILAM: 89th Festival of Frugality:
CHG’s Beef series made it into the “Frugal Food and Nutrition” section, along with:
- The Wastrel Show: Ode to a Cream Puff
- The Common Room: Egg Substitutes
- Free Money Finance: Is Bottled Water Worth it?