Blog

Plan B – Indoor Market

Plan B – Indoor Market

Our three kids (and an honorary Saucepan Kid!) were meant to take a stall at the popular Strandhill People’s Market in Sligo yesterday but unfortunately it was cancelled late the night before due to a forecast of bad weather. The kids were absolutely gutted. They had spent weeks preparing various up-cycled craft but what was […]

  Continue Reading
  18th August 2014   2 comments
Vegetable treasure hunt

Vegetable treasure hunt

  Every year we try to plant out some vegetables in our beds. However unlike other years, this summer we had a big problem in our garden. Rabbits!! Yes, they’re really cute and lovely to look at but after you see 12 bunnies demolishing any new vegetables coming through, they quickly lose their appeal! After […]

  Continue Reading
  10th August 2014   No comments
The Sugar Series – Part 1 The facts!

The Sugar Series – Part 1 The facts!

Sugar is the reason we started this blog. We watched a Jamie Oliver TED lecture a couple of years ago and were so shocked at the level of sugar in the diets of the average child, we felt compelled to start blogging. Halloween has been and gone and we are surrounded by sweets in our […]

  Continue Reading
  20th July 2014   No comments
10 things to do with your kids this summer

10 things to do with your kids this summer

So school has been finished for over a week now. Who’s hearing ‘I’m bored’ already? I don’t know about you but I was really looking forward to the kids being off, the not rushing out the door or daily lunchboxes but we seem to be more busy now than when school was on. In fairness, […]

  Continue Reading
  5th July 2014   No comments
Review of Donal Skehan’s HomeCooked Tour

Review of Donal Skehan’s HomeCooked Tour

Last night we took the Saucepan Kids to see Donal Skehan‘s Home Cooked Tour in Sligo. He’s launching his new cookbook ‘HomeCooked’ and is travelling Ireland cooking up tasty dishes from the book. Our kids love watching him on Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube and on RTE as he’s so lively and funny (their words!). The stage for […]

  Continue Reading
  4th November 2013   3 comments
How to make your own butter

How to make your own butter

Have you ever wanted to make your own butter? Well it’s surprisingly easy, save for a little exertion – which of course the kids will be doing anyway! This idea came from our twin’s school teacher and they are fascinated by the process and always asking us if they can do it. If you don’t […]

  Continue Reading
  27th October 2013   No comments
Saucepan Kids – finalist in Irish Web Awards

Saucepan Kids – finalist in Irish Web Awards

I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post today. Saucepan Kids website has made it through to the Final of the Irish Web Awards in the ‘Most Useful Website in Ireland’ category!! We were so flattered to have been nominated in the first place however to have made it through the quarter finals and semi […]

  Continue Reading
  22nd October 2013   No comments
Planning – saves money and time

Planning – saves money and time

  Time… there never seems to be enough of it. Having three children at school, being self-employed and working from home, I find that most afternoons here are pretty chaotic. I can see why Jamie Oliver saw the niche in the market to release his ’30 minute meals’ and ’15 minutes meals’ books and TV […]

  Continue Reading
  18th October 2013   No comments