Spring has well and truly gone but there will be many who did not get around to the annual spring clean, so we thought we would gather together our reader tips for a good autumn clean! True to form, the oily rag community has lots of ways to take the cost out of cleaning. To […]
A reader has asked for ideas on how to dress up basic meals. When feasting off the smell of an oily rag it’s important to embellish low-cost ingredients that may otherwise be a little unexciting. That’s where sauces, butters and dressings come in. Essentially, by using these, you can serve up the same old thing […]
Daylight saving is about to end, which is a sure sign a new season is upon us and that it’s time to start thinking ahead for the new year’s fruit and vegetable harvest. Here are some suggestions for things to do at this time of the year. • Remove all vegetables and herbs that are […]
A sprinkle of herbs is an easy way to add a sophisticated taste to the most basic of meals (which is a good thing given oily ragger culinary artists tend to work with simple low cost ingredients). There is a lot that could be said about herbs but here’s a quick guide to some easy-to-grow […]
There have been some significant changes to consumer protection law since we last wrote about it a few years back, so we thought it worth going over some of the more important things to know about the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA), which covers consumers buying from businesses – not from private sellers. The Act has […]
I have just done a tour of car yards & discovered that all of them were prepared to drop the price of used cars by $1,000 “just for me”.
I find Pak N Save is really expensive compared to Countdown and New World especially when they have sale items. I have had trouble in the past with their ‘we will match it’ price guarantee so have never bothered trying it again. Should I try again?