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patrons

Firstly a huge thankyou to all of you for supporting my work for the last few years - my blog and recipes are free and always will be, but for a long time now readers and supporters have urged me to set up some kind of patron system whereby those who can afford to chip in to keep everything ticking over (including me!) effectively subsidise those that need the resources of a budget cooking blog, most of all.
I do a lot of charity work and events for free, give a lot of my work away at food banks and similar, have sent books to people in need, and spend almost every waking hour responding to cooking queries or desperate emails from people with just a few pounds scraped down the back of the sofa and a week of meals to create for it. It's got to the point, with my arthritis and other annoyances, where I can't do as much of the big paid demanding corporate jobs that usually keep the free stuff ticking over - and I'm struggling to keep my head above water. Most of all I've lost my time to actually do the things I - and you - love, which is cooking on a budget, writing costed recipes, answering your queries, and teaching the world to cook on a bootstrap. I want to be able to do this properly again, but I can't do it without your help and support. 
Thankyou.
Jack.
Tiers
a general feeling of wellbeing
$4 or more per month
There's no physical reward for this one but you can enjoy the general feeling of knowing that you are keeping not only my larder stocked, but also the larders of those who really need my recipes, for free. You're awesome, you are.
a limited edition art postcard
$14 or more per month
This pledge gets you a monthly, limited art postcard - either a print of a photograph by me, or a print of an illustration by a cool independent artist - as well as a feeling of general wellbeing that you're doing something lovely and supportive :)
two limited edition exclusive recipes
$24 or more per month
Patrons will receive two limited edition, exclusive recipes in the post every month, printed on fancy paper. You could even put them in a folder and make them into a completely limited edition book, if you were so inclined.
a framed art print
$44 or more per month
You will receive a signed, framed print of one of my food photographs in the first month, and then all of the previous rewards (art postcards, recipes, sense of wellbeing) thereafter.
Handmade hat or other knitted surprise
$48 or more per month
This reward tier is super limited because every month I will be hand-making and sending YOU, lovely patron, an item knitted by my own fair gnarly hands. It could be a hat, a skinny scarf, a pouch, a bauble, a massive pompom, or something else entirely! A lot of folks asked to buy my knitted thingies when I started posting them on instagram, so here you can actually subscribe to one a month! Which keeps me fed, and also knitting, both of which are excellent things. :) And I'll chuck in an art or recipe postcard too, because this is a super generous subscription and I thank you. <3
the hocus pocus focus group
$84 or more per month
Now this may seem a little left field, but I'd love to have a team of committed regular readers who will get access to my recipes in the trial-and-error stage! I'll send them out to you in advance, let you try them, tweak them, send me back your feedback, and if your ideas get used, I will thank you personally when the recipe gets posted for general release. You're metaphorically in my kitchen with me, my sous chef spirit guide, sitting on my shoulder and whispering your suggestions, all with a sneak preview of what's to come!
Firstly a huge thankyou to all of you for supporting my work for the last few years - my blog and recipes are free and always will be, but for a long time now readers and supporters have urged me to set up some kind of patron system whereby those who can afford to chip in to keep everything ticking over (including me!) effectively subsidise those that need the resources of a budget cooking blog, most of all.
I do a lot of charity work and events for free, give a lot of my work away at food banks and similar, have sent books to people in need, and spend almost every waking hour responding to cooking queries or desperate emails from people with just a few pounds scraped down the back of the sofa and a week of meals to create for it. It's got to the point, with my arthritis and other annoyances, where I can't do as much of the big paid demanding corporate jobs that usually keep the free stuff ticking over - and I'm struggling to keep my head above water. Most of all I've lost my time to actually do the things I - and you - love, which is cooking on a budget, writing costed recipes, answering your queries, and teaching the world to cook on a bootstrap. I want to be able to do this properly again, but I can't do it without your help and support. 
Thankyou.
Jack.

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Tiers
a general feeling of wellbeing
$4 or more per month
There's no physical reward for this one but you can enjoy the general feeling of knowing that you are keeping not only my larder stocked, but also the larders of those who really need my recipes, for free. You're awesome, you are.
a limited edition art postcard
$14 or more per month
This pledge gets you a monthly, limited art postcard - either a print of a photograph by me, or a print of an illustration by a cool independent artist - as well as a feeling of general wellbeing that you're doing something lovely and supportive :)
two limited edition exclusive recipes
$24 or more per month
Patrons will receive two limited edition, exclusive recipes in the post every month, printed on fancy paper. You could even put them in a folder and make them into a completely limited edition book, if you were so inclined.
a framed art print
$44 or more per month
You will receive a signed, framed print of one of my food photographs in the first month, and then all of the previous rewards (art postcards, recipes, sense of wellbeing) thereafter.
Handmade hat or other knitted surprise
$48 or more per month
This reward tier is super limited because every month I will be hand-making and sending YOU, lovely patron, an item knitted by my own fair gnarly hands. It could be a hat, a skinny scarf, a pouch, a bauble, a massive pompom, or something else entirely! A lot of folks asked to buy my knitted thingies when I started posting them on instagram, so here you can actually subscribe to one a month! Which keeps me fed, and also knitting, both of which are excellent things. :) And I'll chuck in an art or recipe postcard too, because this is a super generous subscription and I thank you. <3
the hocus pocus focus group
$84 or more per month
Now this may seem a little left field, but I'd love to have a team of committed regular readers who will get access to my recipes in the trial-and-error stage! I'll send them out to you in advance, let you try them, tweak them, send me back your feedback, and if your ideas get used, I will thank you personally when the recipe gets posted for general release. You're metaphorically in my kitchen with me, my sous chef spirit guide, sitting on my shoulder and whispering your suggestions, all with a sneak preview of what's to come!