Frugal French Pantry August 2017. Are you a savvy shopper? I'm naturally frugal when it comes to food so I'm happy to buy the cheaper frozen fish and any meat that is reduced ready to pop into the freezer for a later time. Typically, in August in France, it is barbecue weather so for my contribution to the Deux Sevres Monthly magazine this month, all of the recipes can be cooked in the kitchen or on the barbecue. Cheap barbecues don't have to be all unhealthy budget burgers and sausages; a little bit of time and effort will have your guests and family satisfied without breaking the bank. First up are my Sticky Chicken Wings. Chicken or turkey wings are always economical and everyone loves them. These are baked in a store cupboard barbecue sauce mix that is so easy to do. Up next are my Thai Fish Burgers. I love fish in a burger and this is an economical way using frozen hake fillets. Everything gets thrown in a food processor with Thai red curry paste, ginger, fish sauce, chillies, coriander and lemon grass before being formed into burger patties. The next recipe on the Frugal French Pantry August 2017 are my Barbecue Bourbon Ribs. We can often buy a massive piece of pork belly with the ribs still attached so I separate them and freeze them for later. I think they are best cooked slow in the oven until tender before glazing and baking or barbecuing . My final recipe uses chicken thighs for Lemon Chicken Brochettes. It's cheaper to buy the bone in and skin on thighs and take a few minutes to bone them and leave the skin on for easy basting. The lemon gives a great flavour to the meat and it's easy to make the brochettes go further by adding extra veggies like courgettes, mushrooms, peppers and onions. Of course, here's the most important bit as it's in the Deux Sevres Monthly magazine. You can pick up the magazine in many supermarkets, shops and restaurants around Deux Sevres or click here for the online version. It's full of great things to do and see, history, French tips and lots more! Do you try and be frugal with your meals? Do you have any tips I could use? I would love it if you could pass me your tips!