Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things to Make

For Children

Fishing Game -picture only
Trick or Treat Bags -sewn from felt
Pinata -with paper mache
Play Kitchen -picture, created from an old tv stand
Play Kitchen -instructions
Playdough -recipe
Rainy Day Activities
Swing -instructions

For Adults

Bean Beads (for jewlery) -instructions
Felted Sweater Projects -hot water bottle cover, children's toys, blanket, children's sweater
Seed Packages -instructions (used as our wedding favours, but could also be used to store your everyday variety of garden seeds)
Roman Blind -picture and instructions

Traveling in Ireland


Dublin Walking Tour -Free 3 hour tour
Liffey River Tour -Boat tour of Dublin
Pheonix Park -Visitor's Centre and Presidential Palace
Pheonix Park -Farmleigh and Victorian Walled gardens
Dublin Wheel
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin City Tour -Big Red Bus Tour, Irish National Museum, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublinia
Dublin Zoo
Neighbourhoods -Liberty Market, Camden
Leprechaun Museum
Howth Cycle Route -Along Dublin Bay
Glasnevin Cemetery -Grave site of rebellion leaders
National Botanic Gardens -Victorian Gardens
Kilmanim Gaol -Tour and Museum
Malahide -Town and Castle
Arthur Guinness' Grave
Beaches -Malahide, Howth, Dollymount, Sandymount, Seapoint, Sandycove, Forty Foot Pool
Dalkey Castle
Straffan Butterfly Farm
Christchurch Cathedral


Sligo -Sligo Abbey, Carrick on Shannon
Sligo -From our second trip, including the Asylum and Hargadons Pub
Galway -Clonmacnoise, Salthill


Wicklow Mountains -Powerscourt
Celebridge -Castletown
The Taste of Kildare -The K-club
Donadea Park
Trim -Castle
Kilkenny -Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, National Crafts Gallery, Inistioge, Jerpoint Abbey

Maynooth -Castle, Carton House, farmer's market
Maynooth -NUIM, Carton House
The Hill of Tara


Killarney -Muckross, Ross Castle, National Park
Cork -Butter museum, English market
Kinsale -Charles Fort
Beara Peninsula -By Bike
Ring of Kerry -By Bike
Waterford -Waterford Crystal, Reginald's Tower


Donegal -weavers
Giants Causeway

Belfast -City Hall, Linen Hall Library, Botanic Garden, Viewing Dome
Cycle Touring -Belfast to Lisburn


Note: all the recipes are low sugar (low sucrose).

Side Dishes:

Broad beans (fava beans, steamed or grilled)
Colcannon (mashed potatoes with greens)
Empanadas (filled with chard and cheese)
Kale and Dulse Saute (with instructions on how to clean freshly harvested dulse)
Kale Chips 
Millet Polenta
Roasted Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes with instructions on how to grow your own and store)
Seaweed Salad (Japanese inspired) 
Simple Seedy Crackers (Grain free)
Soda Bread (and variations)
Tapioca buns (Pan de Yucca, gluten free)
Ukrainian Salat Vinaigrette (root vegetable salad)
Vegan Mushroom Pate (nut free) 

Main Dishes
Braised Lentils 
Buckwheat Pilaf 
Calendula Baked Eggs (with braised greens)
Crispy Vegetable Hash
Farinata (traditional Italian chickpea bread)
Greek Inspired Baked Beans (my own invention based)
Mexican Pie
Millet Quiche Crust  
Miso Soup (a hearty complete meal)
Moussaka (made with lentils and mixed veg)
Nut burgers/balls (can be made nut free too)
Pierogi /Vareniki (whole grain dough variation)
Pizzaiola (vegetarian, grain free, Italian dinner)
Ravioli (spinach and ricotta)
Scafata di Fave (Italain broad bean/fava bean stew)
Sirene po Shopski (Baked cheese and egg stew) 
Socca (A grain-free chickpea crepe)
Stinging Nettle Subj (and information on harvesting nettle)
Tacos (filling made from lentils)
Vegetarian Korma (an indian flavored black bean and mushroom dish)
Vegetarian Pot Pie (or a traditional pastie)
Vietnamese Salad Rolls (with nutty dipping sauce) 
Winter Vegetable Crumble (a delicious winter casserole)

Sugarless Sweet Things
Almond Scones (grain free)
Any Kind of Muffin (can be gluten free, vegan, whatever you want!)
Baked Fruit Pancake (a breakfast or dessert!)
Bunnie Munchies (an high energy snack, gluten free)
Carrot Cake (with a crunchy sesame seed exterior)
Chia Seed Puddings (chocolate, berry or black forest. Grain free and vegan options)
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Chocolate Orange Cake (grain free and dairy free) 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (gluten free, dairy free and delicious)
Chocolate Upright Pear Cake (not free of anything, but an elegant and delicious cake for all occasions)
Chocolate Wafer Cookies
Date Cheesecake (grain free, sugar free)
Doughnut Muffins (taste just like cake-style doughnuts)
Espresso Brownies (can be made gluten free)
Gooseberry Cobbler
Honey Chocolates (a hard chocolate for molds, barks, chips and dipping)
Honey Rye Cookies
Irish Moss Pudding (and instructions on how to use Irish Moss)
Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Pie Custard (grain free and dairy free, made in the slow cooker)
Raw Chocolate Truffles (for the raw-foodie in your life... or anyone looking for a tasty treat!)
Silk Road Rice Pudding
Spotted Dick Pudding (steamed fruit pudding)
Sweetheart Cookies (a rolled eggless cookie recipe that can be adapted to suit any diet)
Tea Brack (a baked dried fruit cake)

Other Recipes
Basic Biscuits (grain-free, a flexible recipe to make while travelling)
Canning with wax paper (a brief review on canning methods without using the standard canning lids)
Camping food recipes (lentil pasta stew and quinoa salad)
Cottage Cheese (variations on types and styles)
Elderberry Cordial (including general directions for harvesting Elderberries)
Hoisin Sauce (for Stir-fries)
Pomegranate Juice
Popcorn (5 different flavours mixes that are all homemade)
Porridge (cultured - fermented overnight)
Saurkraut (in a mason jar)
Sodas (homemade fizzy drinks with ginger and mint syrups)
Sprouts (bean and lentil sprouting to improve digestion)
Salsa (large batch for canning)
Yogurt (and yogurt cheese)