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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
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