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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
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