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World Egg Day

World Egg Day

Did you know that today is World Egg Day? We don’t normally celebrate these kind of things but we’re huge fans of eggs here at Saucepan Kids so we thought that they deserved a mention particularly as so many of our recipes feature eggs. Here’s some fascinating facts about eggs that you may not have […]

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  14th October 2016   No comments
Share a breakfast moment

Share a breakfast moment

A staggering 98% of Irish primary teachers* cited having a healthy breakfast as the most important meal of the day for their pupils far exceeding the lunchbox in terms of priority for children in the classroom. The advice to parents comes from a survey among primary school teachers commissioned by Flahavan’s and Keelings to mark […]

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  11th October 2016   No comments
‘The Siege of Jadotville’ review – Netflix

‘The Siege of Jadotville’ review – Netflix

I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend a special screening of ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ in Dublin recently by Netflix. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, The Siege of Jadotville is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, as it thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of […]

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  4th October 2016   2 comments
Piadinas at Piada Cupida in Ravenna, Italy

Piadinas at Piada Cupida in Ravenna, Italy

I’ll admit I’d not even heard of the local Ravenna dish, piadina, before our recent food tour of Italy. Even then it was only because the Ravenna tourist board suggested we should visit Piada Cupida and try the local delicacy whilst we were there. Ravenna is in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy and only […]

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  18th September 2016   No comments
Leading by example

Leading by example

I consider myself to be a good mother, always thinking about my three children, making sure they are all happy and healthy. However, I’m not great at looking after myself. I drive the kids to their favourite sporting activities but don’t partake in any sport myself. I send them off to school with tasty and […]

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  15th September 2016   14 comments
After school snacks

After school snacks

With the kids heading back to school this week, we have the dreaded thought of homework and helping the kids to settle down and focus on getting it done. Now, I know that after school activities can often determine the schedule after school but homework must be a priority. I find in our house that […]

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  30th August 2016   No comments
How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

We buy and use quite a lot of balsamic vinegar. We buy the standard vinegar you find on supermarket shelves and use it for salad dressings and for cooking. We’ve always liked the flavour it adds to food and Anna has been cutely calling it “binegar” since she was very small. So when we were on […]

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  27th August 2016   No comments
Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. It also happens to be Italy’s largest freshwater lake. Having spent nearly a week there with my three children (aged 11, 11 and 13), I now understand why so many families flock there every year. It’s beautiful and so easy to get to. Lake Garda […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Ferrari feast at Museo Ferrari Maranello

Ferrari feast at Museo Ferrari Maranello

Maranello, near Modena in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, is the home of the iconic sports car maker Ferrari. We visited Maranello as part of our Italian tour and it was a must visit – well for two of us anyway! There are two Ferrari museums – the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari which is focused […]

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  3rd August 2016   No comments