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Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

So you’ve spent a small fortune on the new schoolbooks, uniforms, shoes and now it’s time to start thinking about those dreaded daily packed lunches. If you’re looking for some lunchbox inspo, check out our list below. Always try to plan ahead and get those lunches ready the night before where possible. It’ll save so […]

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  22nd August 2018   No comments
Dubliner Christmas Tree Cheese Board – ad

Dubliner Christmas Tree Cheese Board – ad

It’s that special time of year. A time of year where many families travel far and wide to come together to celebrate the festive season. Food has often been central to that annual celebration and nothing fills me with more joy than sitting around the dinner table surrounded by loved ones on Christmas Day. So much […]

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  13th December 2017   No comments
Family baking with Superfoods

Family baking with Superfoods

As parents, we all share a common goal. We want our families to be as healthy as possible. We want to encourage our kids to eat healthier foods. With so many products on the market now with hidden sugars, this can often feel like a real challenge for parents. Many of you may have heard […]

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  4th April 2017   No comments
When Kids Throw A Dinner Party

When Kids Throw A Dinner Party

Kids throwing a dinner party conjures up images of frozen pizza and fizzy pop but when these two twelve year olds decided to cook a three course meal for their two families, there wasn’t a ready meal in sight. The first stage was the planning, what to cook for nine people? After two hours of […]

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  26th August 2015   No comments
What has gone wrong with our daily bread?

What has gone wrong with our daily bread?

  I’ve known for a long time that the majority of the packaged sliced bread that you buy from the supermarket, especially the white variety, is not good for you but it took an episode of River Cottage to ignite my passion for real bread. In the episode, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall explained exactly what goes […]

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  8th October 2014   1 comment
Bored with breakfast?

Bored with breakfast?

Mornings always seem to be chaotic in our house no matter how much prep we do the night before or no matter how early we get up! Then there’s breakfast… how is it that we seem to settle having the same breakfast cereal everyday but we wouldn’t dream of having the same lunch and dinner […]

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  7th October 2014   2 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 […]

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  27th 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
7 top tips for growing your own veg

7 top tips for growing your own veg

Have you ever thought about trying to grow some vegetables in your garden? You honestly don’t need to be an expert gardener, have ever watched a gardening programme or read a gardening book! You don’t need raised beds or any fancy equipment. Here’s our 7 top tips for growing your own veg: Decide what you […]

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  6th September 2013   2 comments