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#Gardening

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Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans
# Grow It Yourself
# Grow It Yourself

Give your garden a running start: here's how to tame runner beans

Jun 18th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,100 Views 3 Comments

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with a plant that gives the grower great returns

Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw
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Kohlrabi is becoming a popular veg and it's tasty either cooked or raw

Mar 26th 2016, 12:00 PM 620 Views 21 Comments

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk kohlrabi .

Raw radishes with a bit of butter and some seasoning - now that’s fast food!
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# GIY

Raw radishes with a bit of butter and some seasoning - now that’s fast food!

Mar 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 131 Views 9 Comments

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk radishes.

Vitamins in garlic help your body fight carcinogens and get rid of toxins
# GIY
# GIY

Vitamins in garlic help your body fight carcinogens and get rid of toxins

Feb 27th 2016, 12:00 PM 148 Views 21 Comments

For over 4,000 years of human history garlic has been used for its healing powers

Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad
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Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad

Feb 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 2,297 Views 8 Comments

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk rocket.

Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade
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Beetroot gets a rough deal. It's time to give it another go with this marmalade

Feb 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 352 Views 14 Comments

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk beetroot.

Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet
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Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet

Jan 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,358 Views 11 Comments

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk chard.

This purple broccoli goes down a treat with parmesan and bread crumbs
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This purple broccoli goes down a treat with parmesan and bread crumbs

Jan 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 160 Views 1 Comment

Still on your January health buzz? Michael Kelly talks about sprouting broccoli this week – a nice addition to your meals.

This root vegetable isn't blessed with good looks, but it's popping up on menus everywhere
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This root vegetable isn't blessed with good looks, but it's popping up on menus everywhere

Jan 9th 2016, 12:00 PM 667 Views 21 Comments

As part of the 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series, Michael Kelly tells us about celeriac

New year, new you. Why not grow your own. First up, Leeks
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# Column

New year, new you. Why not grow your own. First up, Leeks

Jan 2nd 2016, 7:30 AM 184 Views 3 Comments

Each week over the coming year we will be talking about growing, cooking and eating a specific veg.

Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you
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Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you

Dec 20th 2015, 2:35 PM 316 Views 7 Comments

GIY expert, Michael Kelly also tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

Fed up of sweeping up Christmas tree pine needles? Save them, they could prove handy
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# Opinion

Fed up of sweeping up Christmas tree pine needles? Save them, they could prove handy

Dec 12th 2015, 12:00 PM 71 Views 8 Comments

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as a delicious vegetable pie recipe from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights
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Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights

Nov 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 431 Views 13 Comments

GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here's how to make it
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Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here's how to make it

Nov 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 4,416 Views 23 Comments

There are major health claims being made about fermented foods in relation to gut health, writes Michael Kelly.

'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'
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'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'

Nov 1st 2015, 12:00 PM 3,486 Views 57 Comments

Michael Kelly talks about cutting back on foods to help an ailment and has a great recipe for red cabbage, carrot and beetroot slaw.

Get over your fear of garlic breath. It's REALLY good for your health
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Get over your fear of garlic breath. It's REALLY good for your health

Oct 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 310 Views 22 Comments

Garlic is believed to reduce bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn

Oct 17th 2015, 4:00 PM 56 Views 1 Comment

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.

Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Matt Damon used manure to grow potatoes on Mars - it works pretty well down here too

Oct 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 279 Views 16 Comments

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for Chilean squash and bean stew.

Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk
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Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:00 PM 70 Views 18 Comments

We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging
# National Potato Day
# National Potato Day

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging

Oct 2nd 2015, 9:40 AM 758 Views 115 Comments

Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.

It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it
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It took 4 hours' work to get these peas and broad beans - but growing your own is worth it

Jul 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 112 Views 7 Comments

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week, with a pea and bacon gnocchi for you to try out.

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables
# Food
# Food

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

Jul 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 65 Views 7 Comments

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools
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Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools

Jul 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 124 Views 10 Comments

As a novice grower you aren’t always convinced of it, but I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of good gardening tools.

Strawberries are not only delicious, they can maintain and boost your own gorgeousness
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# Opinion

Strawberries are not only delicious, they can maintain and boost your own gorgeousness

Jun 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 245 Views 22 Comments

While we eat them as sweet treats they don’t need to be guilty pleasures.

5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend
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# Opinion

5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend

May 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 638 Views 14 Comments

If you think it’s just about some pretty plants, think again!

This garden in Bloom won't have one blade of grass
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# Bloom

This garden in Bloom won't have one blade of grass

May 27th 2015, 6:06 AM 19,812 Views 4 Comments

Coined a ‘slum’ garden, the designer hopes it’s going to be unlike any other at the festival.

Fancy something new in the kitchen?
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# Opinion

Fancy something new in the kitchen?

May 6th 2015, 11:30 PM 507 Views 9 Comments

Dine like a snail, smile like a warrior.

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow
# Beet It
# Beet It

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Apr 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 920 Views 26 Comments

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives
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# Opinion

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

Apr 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 947 Views 7 Comments

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch
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Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

Apr 13th 2015, 9:00 AM 106 Views 10 Comments

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...
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# Opinion

Growing Your Own: It's time to get sowing...

Mar 14th 2015, 12:00 PM 840 Views 20 Comments

Here’s how to create your own ‘lazy bed’ and get those seeds in the ground.

Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March
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# Opinion

Growing your own food? Here's what to get done this March

Mar 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 161 Views 7 Comments

How to make the most of seasonal food, camaraderie and community.

A Gardener's Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting
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A Gardener's Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting

Mar 1st 2015, 12:40 PM 1,591 Views 28 Comments

It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!

Making your outdoor space work for you
# Green Thumbed
# Green Thumbed

Making your outdoor space work for you

Dec 4th 2014, 4:08 PM 2,613 Views 1 Comment

TheJournal.ie spoke to top garden designer Sean Keighran about the best way to revamp your outdoor space.

Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?

Aug 24th 2014, 9:32 AM 12,757 Views 54 Comments

Rather than blocking up the prisons with less serious offenders would community service be a more viable option?

Opinion: Need a little cheering up?
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# Get Happy

Opinion: Need a little cheering up?

Aug 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 94 Views 10 Comments

Here are the best ways to get you out of your funk and ready to enjoy the summer.

Opinion: DIY cocktails – how to grow your own mojito
# Mojitos
# Mojitos

Opinion: DIY cocktails – how to grow your own mojito

Jul 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 331 Views 8 Comments

Today there are many variations on the white rum cocktail, but the original recipe is still a classic summer beverage.

Opinion: The lazy guide to fair-weather gardening
# Gardening
# Gardening

Opinion: The lazy guide to fair-weather gardening

Jul 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 109 Views 5 Comments

Whether you’re a fair-weather gardener (or just a lazy one) there is a myriad of plants that can be viewed, sampled and enjoyed.

Opinion: Want to grow your own food, but don't have outside space?
# Gardening Without A Garden
# Gardening Without A Garden

Opinion: Want to grow your own food, but don't have outside space?

Jul 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 95 Views 18 Comments

Here’s how to get creative and grow your own, without a garden.

Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...
# Holistic Gardener
# Holistic Gardener

Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...

Jun 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 303 Views 8 Comments

Gardening expert and holistic practitioner Fiann Ó Nualláin shares some of his secrets on how to survive the summer.