By Caitlin Hainley

Meet Frugal Mama

Caitlin Hainley is an Iowa native.  She spent most of her growing up years on a small acreage outside of a very small town (two bars and a post office) where her family had chickens, horses, a big garden, and occasionally made their own butter.  She met her husband (a California native) while attending University.  They moved to … Continued

Frugal Food – Adventures in Yogurt

When I first came to China four years ago, I stopped eating yogurt. It was a combination of things, really, that kept me from buying the stuff. Back home, we ate yogurt with a spoon, scooping each bite from the bowl or carton the same way one might scoop fruit from its rind (and with much … Continued