Better Barbeques

Our estate had its third Streetfeast this year. A great event spearheaded by two civic-minded neighbours.  Streetfeast is a nationwide initiative to encourage neighbours to share food and time with one another once a year, normally in June. In our estate residents lend their barbeques for communal cooking of food donated by the local supermarket, […]

Growing Fruit and Veg at Home – Feeding & Watering

Okay so I’ve posted about starting seedlings and how to plant, protect and support them so now I’m going to post about how to feed and water your plants as sustainably as possible. Before I do I have a confession to make; my seedling success this year has been abysmal. I don’t have a greenhouse […]

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 10th June 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 […]

Growing Fruit & Veg: Raising Seedlings- Updated 9th of May 2018

Apart from this week, when we’re ankle-deep in snow, there are signs of spring emerging. That said we do have daffodils peeking up through the blanket of white in our garden. It’s too cold to be in the garden these days, but it doesn’t mean I can’t garden. This week I’m all set to plant […]