Blog Awards and Birthdays

Back in April my parents were visiting Waterford which gave me the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the delights of Bodega, one of my favourite places to eat in the southeast.  Last week they spent a few days in Castlemartyr (glowing reports) and finished off the week with a couple of nights revisiting Waterford.  Now last … Continue reading

RTE Guide – out St Patricks Day

Happy St Patrick’s weekend folks.  I hope you are taking advantage of this fine spell of weather to get out into the garden.  Now is the perfect time to get the likes of salad leaves, herbs, tomatoes and peas started in your greenhouse or on your kitchen windowsill.   Today I am putting shallots on … Continue reading

Garlic & Herb Butter

I’ve just finished writing my latest article for Home Farmer magazine in the UK.  This time I was writing about butter – making homemade butter, spreadable butter, nut butters and flavoured butters (pick up April’s edition for all the recipes).  With Kate’s help I took all the shots I needed and off they went to … Continue reading

Saving Money – the old fashioned way

I came across this idea surfing the great big interweb recently.  Saving money in a jar – nothing new there I hear you say, but there’s a difference…. The amount of money I put in each week matches the week number that we are on in the year.  For example, I will start next week … Continue reading