Showing posts from December, 2017

Mary Roasts Coffee Beans

With the right equipment roasting your own beans is easy. We have been buying the roasted beans for a couple years and enjoy the fresh ground taste. But with our roaster it brings us to a new level of delightfullness. Our friend found the roaster at a thrift shop for the frugal prosumer sum of $8. He gifted us with it for Christmas. Yippee! We have a nephew who roasts on a bigger level and has shared the raw beans with us for our experimenting. He is happy to share with us who his suppliers are too. Awwwwww, the morning brew. Are we coffee snobs yet?

Mary Makes Antiseptic Room Spray

Mary shows you how how simple it is to make Antiseptic Room Spray to keep germs away.

Learning the Frugal Prosumer way

We've been contemplating the cost of education. And since we like to begin close to home we wondered what the numbers would have been had we as well as our son not done it the Frugal Prosumer way. In reflecting on our 50 years of working in educational institutes around the world, starting an alternative school, and John obtaining a masters degree in education and being a consultant, we thought about how important it is to understand the most efficient ways to learn. The Frugal Prosumer way is about doing things as efficiently as possible so you have more time to invest in what is most important to you. Learning is no exception, so let's look at the most effective ways to learn and get the most bang out of your investment. When you think of learning, what pops into your head? Classrooms, piles of expensive text books to read, listening to lectures? But of the different methods of learning, reading and lectures are the least efficient. Active learning is significantly mo