I'm lucky to live within walking distance of that increasing rare phenomenon, a thriving high street, boasting two butchers, three bakers, a greengrocer and a deli. We also have a weekly Sunday market.
So I've been able to buy croissants, liver, eggs, cheese, fruit, vegetables, split peas, dried fruit and nuts without darkening the door of a supermarket.
I've used up a few odds and ends from the freezer, clearing a space for stocks of sauces and soups. Having the basis of a meal in stock should save me from an emergency visit to a supermarket after a long day at work.