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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
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
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
Planting out Potatoes

Planting out Potatoes

After much hard work we got our potatoes planted out on Sunday. Folklore has it that they should be in the ground before St. Patrick’s day (17th March) and we only missed this by a day – which I think is pretty good going for us! The plot they are in was all grass a […]

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  20th March 2012   No comments
Chitting Potatoes

Chitting Potatoes

We have to be very careful how we talk about this at home, it’s a very tricky word to get right, for obvious reasons! Before you plant potatoes outside, it’s a really good idea to allow them to ‘chit’ indoors first as it encourages the seed potatoes to sprout before planting. So here’s what you […]

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  15th March 2012   No comments
Composting Kitchen Waste

Composting Kitchen Waste

We have become rather lax composting our kitchen waste recently. The guilt and the kids nagging has got the better of me and we’ve got back into it now. It was heartbreaking to see all this perfectly good compostable material being put into the general waste. Composting our kitchen waste reduces how much waste we […]

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  11th March 2012   2 comments
The rhubarb is growing

The rhubarb is growing

The mild start to the year has meant that the rhubarb is growing and well on the way this year, in fact it will not be long until we will be eating it – and posting some fantastic recipes. Rhubarb is one of our favourites, my son wanders up to the plants, breaks off a […]

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  4th March 2012   2 comments