Author Archive: James

Só Sligo Food Festival Photos and Video

Só Sligo Food Festival Photos and Video

About 2 months ago we did a Cooking with Kids demonstration at the Só Sligo food festival. The day after the event I was mowing the lawn and a stone hit me in the eye, leading to an operation, stay in hospital and a good few weeks of enforced rest. This meant that Saucepan Kids took […]

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  7th July 2012   No comments
The peas are coming

The peas are coming

We are letting the kids have their own raised vegetable bed this year for them to plant, grow, cook and eat whatever they like. The first thing they all wanted to grow was peas, so we gave them a packet and sent them off to plant them. A month or so later is has become […]

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  4th July 2012   No comments
Grow your own strawberries – all gone!

Grow your own strawberries – all gone!

We have a fairly decent sized strawberry patch with a good number of plants in it. We don’t do massive amounts of looking after it (other than Granny’s annual weeding efforts which are much appreciated) and each year we get a good crop. I asked one of the kids to go up to patch and […]

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  27th June 2012   2 comments
So Sligo Demonstration Recipes

So Sligo Demonstration Recipes

Thank you to all of you who attended our “Cooking with Kids” demonstration today at the Source Sligo Cookery School as part of the 2012 Só Sligo Food Festival. Eithna O’Sullivan, extremely talented chef and cookery teacher, our kids, Debbie and myself cooked some delicious and recipes showing how easy and fun it is to get children […]

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  19th May 2012   No comments
The start of our Pig Adventure

The start of our Pig Adventure

Following my post a week or so ago about our new pig he duly arrived last Wednesday evening. I went to our friends’ field to see him and his brother arrive and be introduced to their new home – as I mentioned before our friends have one pig and we have the other as they need […]

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  13th May 2012   4 comments
Saucepan Kids at the So Sligo Food Festival

Saucepan Kids at the So Sligo Food Festival

Following on from the exciting news about our new pig, another fantastic announcement is that we are going to be running an event at this year’s So Sligo food festival. We are teaming up with Eithna O’Sullivan, the cookery school manager at Source Sligo, to run a cookery demonstration showing you some easy and tasty […]

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  2nd May 2012   No comments
Saucepan Kids are keeping pigs

Saucepan Kids are keeping pigs

There are a few exciting things happing at Saucepan Kids at the moment and the first one we are revealing is that we are going to be keeping pigs. Well, one pig who will be living in the field of a good friend of ours with their pig – they are very sociable and need […]

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  1st May 2012   No comments
Planting out salad leaves

Planting out salad leaves

There is nothing like being able to go out into the garden and get fresh leaves for salads. We’ve managed to get our first salad leaves in the raised beds and are now impatiently waiting for them to grow. It is not necessary to have raised beds to plant out salads so you don’t have to […]

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  9th April 2012   No comments