Author Archive: Debbie

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
Just how bad are children’s breakfast cereals?

Just how bad are children’s breakfast cereals?

I watched a very interesting programme on the Irish TV channel RTE1 recently about children’s breakfast cereals. The programme, ‘The Consumer Show’ with Eddie Hobbs, investigated Ireland’s unhealthy infatuation with breakfast cereals. Whilst this programme is concerned with Ireland, its findings and the issues it highlights are equally applicable in other countries. Ireland is Europe’s […]

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  5th March 2013   2 comments
Saucepan Kids in Edublog Awards Finals

Saucepan Kids in Edublog Awards Finals

We’re delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the EduBlog Awards 2012 in the ‘Best New Education Blog‘ category. It’s a real honour to have even nominated let alone get through to the voting round so we would like to say a huge thank you to those who nominated us. The international Edublog […]

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  3rd December 2012   No comments
Why Kids Menus?

Why Kids Menus?

I don’t know about you but if on the rare occasion we get a chance to go out for a bite to eat with the kids there seems to be a bog standard kids menu that’s offered to children in most restaurants. It’s assumed that all kids only like to eat chicken nuggets and chips, […]

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  15th July 2012   12 comments
Saucepan Kids visit Galway Food Festival

Saucepan Kids visit Galway Food Festival

On Saturday April 7th, we headed south for the 2012 Galway Food Festival. The website showed a jam packed itinerary of events but we really loved the look of the ‘Cooking for Kids’ demo by Jacinta Dalton and Cormac Handy (The FoodieForum team from GMIT) at 11am so we were aiming for that. We arrived […]

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  9th April 2012   No comments
Venturing into the world of juicing!

Venturing into the world of juicing!

I watched a really interesting film online yesterday called ‘Hungry for Change’ . It was highlighting the secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. There was a chap in it called Jason Vale who spoke at length about the virtues of juicing. […]

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  23rd March 2012   2 comments