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 […]

Self-Sufficiency and Jam

Maybe it was that quirky TV sitcom from the seventies; The Good Life, that led to my hankering for a life of self-sufficiency. It’s a hankering that’s existed for the longest while and one I feed frequently with articles about growing your own fruit and veg, preserving it through the winter and stocking your own pantry with all manner of […]