The author is a lawyer and single parent living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We live near South Street: a neighborhood of rowhouses, low-rise apartments, a bustling business and entertainment area, and small parks, a short walk from the Independence Hall historic area. I grew up in semi-rural Chesterfield County, Virginia, and suburban Wilmington, Delaware, but I've lived in densely populated cities -- Seattle and Philadelphia -- for about 20 years now.
I've lived a lot of those years on a budget, for one reason or another, so this is a blog about urban home economics: low-cost healthy eating, pantry planning, emergency preparedness, and stretching your dollars in the city.
All material on the blog, including but not limited to text and photos, is copyright © Michele Grant, except for (1) the banner image, adapted from Philly Skyline, which is copyright © 2010 Ray Skwire and used by permission; and (2) content generated automatically by Google AdSense (please click away! Clicks help stock my pantry). All rights reserved by their respective owners.
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