Thrifty food for holidays 


Hello Dear Reader,

We know how to live! DB went to Brico Dépôt in Morlaix with a friend today to buy materials for a dividing wall we’re building on the top floor. I stayed behind and cut the hedge at the back of the house.

Lunch was a baked potato with salad and dinner was egg, chips, beans and bread and butter for DB, without the bread for me. 

Even though we’re on holiday, we have meatless days, an ‘on toast’ day or a beans day And just like at home, have something ‘nice’ once a week.

Last night, I made pasties for supper with scones and clotted cream for dessert.


At home, beef flank, or skirt as it’s known is a cheap meat and is used in pasties, here it’s a cut of meat that’s called a bavette steak and it’s cheaper than entrecôte but still expensive. I bought ready made pastry which was surprisingly cheap and made gluten free pastry for me.

They were very popular and one guest ate two, so it must have ok.


Here’s a pasty recipe for you.

Tomorrow, we’ll go on another trip to Brico Dépôt for the rest of the supplies for the wall. Whilst DB is gone, I’ll look after the dogs and get some painting done. 

It’s all go here!

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxx

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7 thoughts on “Thrifty food for holidays 

  1. Thank you for the pasty recipe. Does the filling have to be pre-cooked before wrapping in the pastry? 

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  2. Lovely I like the idea of using what I would call a desert bowl for lunch good way to control portions. No doubt excellent French beef and as a former British Beef producer (vive les fermiers)
    do people notice how the supermarkets bring in beef with interesting names for the cuts from France, or America for example and up the packaging to charge more for what are in fact cheaper cuts relying on home cooks not knowing what they are buyingat higher prices its a rip off find a local butcher, make friends even if you cant buy much be regular for 1/2 a pound of mince and pick his brains. He might be able to give you a farmers name and number for a contact to go picnicing off piste or freee camping and blackberries/mushrooms free of course if you like the great outdoors. Have a lovely holiday Froogs smashing blog.

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