Sustainable Shopping: An Oxymoron? – Updated 3rd April 2019

Okay, so I’m always harping on about the dangers of being swept away in the aesthetics of the Zero Waste ‘lifestyle’,  with its shiny stainless steel bottles and cotton produce bags in muted tones. After all buying ‘stuff’ is an anathema to sustainable living.  All of that still stands but sometimes investing in a few […]

Easy Peasy 5 minute Homemade Ice Cream – Updated 15th July 2018

Apparently the fine weather we’re getting in Ireland at the moment is set to continue over the weekend. It’s been described as a heat wave with temps rising to 20 degrees. I’m sure some of you are chuckling at this being called a heat wave but given the dreary, cold, wet winter and spring we’ve […]

Growing Fruit & Veg: Planting Out Seedlings & Seeds – Updated 3rd Nov 2018

It’s still a bit nippy out in the garden these days but it won’t be long before it’s time to harden-off your little seedlings so that you can plant them out in the soil. You’ll know your seedlings are ready to plant out once they’ve developed a few ‘true leaves’, i.e recognisable leaves of the […]