Important to get lots of vitamins this winter

LIVING GREENER By Brian Kaller THIS year more than ever it’s important to keep getting lots of vitamins through the winter, and to use everything you can from the garden while it lasts and while there is still daylight and...

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Your questions about US elections answered

By Brian Kaller ORDINARILY I use this space to write about gardening, cooking, and ways of living more sustainably for local people … but I also happen to have spent many years reporting on US politics. Most local eyes were...

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Learning life’s lessons at home

NOW that we’re all going into Level 5 quarantine for a while, and it’s getting too cold to do much...

Sunday, 01/11/20 - 11:00am Read More

Easy recipes for autumn

By Brian Kaller   DURING these COVID days, many of us don’t get to the shops as often as we...

Saturday, 24/10/20 - 10:00am Read More

The benefits of keeping it local… including currency

By Brian Kaller ALMOST everyone here in Ireland has come upon sterling in their pocket – a UK pence or...

Sunday, 18/10/20 - 2:22pm Read More

On yer bike

IN  perhaps one of the great ironies of human civilisation, mechanical devices to truly magnify human power came along as...

Tuesday, 26/03/13 - 11:25am Read More

Feel the heat

SAY solar power” and everyone thinks of photovoltaic cells, and investing in these would be a boon to the world...

Tuesday, 12/03/13 - 10:38am Read More

All aboard the Earthship

ALL of us live in homes that are dependent on larger systems to operate: electrical grids, heating and plumbing. Most...

Tuesday, 05/03/13 - 9:09am Read More

The qualities of kale

MANY local gardeners had their worst year ever in 2012, with the near-constant rain washing away soil, waterlogging roots and...

Tuesday, 26/02/13 - 9:58am Read More