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Seasonal (nordic) salad

I have always tried to eat local & seasonal food but since I moved to Ireland I use lots of imported ingredients to make salads (tomatoes, melons, etc.). Last Saturday, I finally made my first “Irish salad” – All the … Continue reading

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Balcony gardening and DIY plant containers

One of the biggest challenge of the balcony gardener is to find suitable plant containers i.e. deep and not too heavy containers. Any vessel is suitable for container gardening if it has drainage. Here are some of my favourite cheap, … Continue reading

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Cooking radish leaves

I love radishes and I always associate them with spring time. Radishes are often the first spring vegetable that are ready to eat. Radishes mature quickly and they are easy to grow. My balcony radishes are not ready to harvest … Continue reading

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Organic foods on a limited budget

Over the last few years, more and more people have realised that organic foods provide a variety of benefits: Organic farming is better for the environment; organically raised animals are not given antibiotics and organic produce contains fewer pesticides/ chemicals … Continue reading

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Spring is back… My balcony is blooming

Spring has finally arrived and my balcony is blooming… My daffodils and primroses are beautiful.¬† My rosemary and rosemary cutting* should be blooming within the next two weeks.¬†Unfortunately, green pests have already killed most of my crocuses :(.     … Continue reading

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