Author Archive: Debbie

Vegetable treasure hunt

Vegetable treasure hunt

  Every year we try to plant out some vegetables in our beds. However unlike other years, this summer we had a big problem in our garden. Rabbits!! Yes, they’re really cute and lovely to look at but after you see 12 bunnies demolishing any new vegetables coming through, they quickly lose their appeal! After […]

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  10th August 2014   No comments
The Sugar Series – Part 1 The facts!

The Sugar Series – Part 1 The facts!

Sugar is the reason we started this blog. We watched a Jamie Oliver TED lecture a couple of years ago and were so shocked at the level of sugar in the diets of the average child, we felt compelled to start blogging. Halloween has been and gone and we are surrounded by sweets in our […]

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  20th July 2014   No comments
10 things to do with your kids this summer

10 things to do with your kids this summer

So school has been finished for over a week now. Who’s hearing ‘I’m bored’ already? I don’t know about you but I was really looking forward to the kids being off, the not rushing out the door or daily lunchboxes but we seem to be more busy now than when school was on. In fairness, […]

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  5th July 2014   No comments
Review of Donal Skehan’s HomeCooked Tour

Review of Donal Skehan’s HomeCooked Tour

Last night we took the Saucepan Kids to see Donal Skehan‘s Home Cooked Tour in Sligo. He’s launching his new cookbook ‘HomeCooked’ and is travelling Ireland cooking up tasty dishes from the book. Our kids love watching him on Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube and on RTE as he’s so lively and funny (their words!). The stage for […]

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  4th November 2013   3 comments
Saucepan Kids – finalist in Irish Web Awards

Saucepan Kids – finalist in Irish Web Awards

I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post today. Saucepan Kids website has made it through to the Final of the Irish Web Awards in the ‘Most Useful Website in Ireland’ category!! We were so flattered to have been nominated in the first place however to have made it through the quarter finals and semi […]

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  22nd October 2013   No comments
Planning – saves money and time

Planning – saves money and time

  Time… there never seems to be enough of it. Having three children at school, being self-employed and working from home, I find that most afternoons here are pretty chaotic. I can see why Jamie Oliver saw the niche in the market to release his ’30 minute meals’ and ’15 minutes meals’ books and TV […]

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  18th October 2013   No comments
7 top tips for growing your own veg

7 top tips for growing your own veg

Have you ever thought about trying to grow some vegetables in your garden? You honestly don’t need to be an expert gardener, have ever watched a gardening programme or read a gardening book! You don’t need raised beds or any fancy equipment. Here’s our 7 top tips for growing your own veg: Decide what you […]

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  6th September 2013   2 comments
Keeping Hens

Keeping Hens

After a year or so of thinking of getting hens, we’ve finally done it. I don’t honestly know know why it took so long, they’re not half as complicated or as expensive to organise as we thought. After looking at lots of websites and pet centres, we finally got a second hand chicken coop which […]

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  10th August 2013   No comments