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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 […]

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  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 […]

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  18th October 2013   No comments
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
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