I took the Holga out for a spin this afternoon, then spent the evening in the darkroom. Yes, again. I could have predicted that this would happen, but it's actually pretty sensible. The best way to learn is to practice, and I have free use of the darkroom for a month or so. Therefore, I should take full advantage of it, right?
I got annoyed by people saying that healthy food is too expensive and they can only afford to eat processed food or fast food. I set out to prove them wrong, so this week my goal is to eat for less than $40.
The simplified version of the rules: I can shop anywhere I want to that's open to the public and I can take advantage of sales that I find at the store, but I can't clip coupons or shop at member-only facilities. I have to document everything. I get to define healthy. Because it's too challenging to track micro-quantities, my budget pays a $5 tax for small quantities of staples such as herbs and spices, oil, vinegar, condiments, etc.
I did all of my shopping this weekend, and don't tell anyone but I expect to come in significantly under budget. I even splurged on an aged-four-years Wisconsin cheddar. Today I stuffed my crock pot with a vegetable and garbanzo stew that turned out fabulous.
The menu for the week includes the stew, a vegetable, sweet potato, and cheddar frittata, spinach, miso-glazed carrots, probably an apple crisp, and whatever else comes together.
Here's the Flickr set where I'm documenting everything.