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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
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