Preparing children for the future

CHILDREN are messages we send to the future we will never see. Most men and women I know devoted everything in their early adulthood to one goal: finding someone to have children with. Once they have children, they spend much...

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Many uses of beetroot

SOME families split over political parties or religious faith. Mine split over beetroots. Some relations insisted on having bowls of boiled beetroot at every major meal, while the beet-haters complained all the while. I joined the anti-beetroot faction in childhood...

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Living Greener: Preparing for the future

By Brian Kaller LAST week I wrote about all the positive things we learned in 2020, and this week I...

Sunday, 17/01/21 - 11:00am Read More

Different ways to stay warm this winter

AS the days get colder, most of us are spending more money to stay warm in winter; most of our...

Sunday, 13/12/20 - 10:05am Read More

Get out into the garden

By Brian Kaller AS the days get very short indeed and we are now in what seems like the 547th week...

Sunday, 06/12/20 - 10:00am Read More

Living greener: Our ancestors were more literate than we realise

By Brian Kaller WHEN I write about learning from the past, I get one response more than any other: that...

Sunday, 29/11/20 - 11:45am Read More

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...

Saturday, 07/11/20 - 11:50am Read More

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...

Friday, 06/11/20 - 8:15pm Read More

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