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Saturday 23 April, 2016

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

Saturday 16 April, 2016

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

Saturday 9 April, 2016

The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at swedes.

Saturday 2 April, 2016

Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at celery.

Saturday 26 March, 2016

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

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

Saturday 19 March, 2016

When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you

It’s the nation’s favourite – the potato. Here’s how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

Saturday 12 March, 2016

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

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

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

Saturday 5 March, 2016

Carrots are the classic stock pot vegetable and full of vitamin A GIY

Carrots are the classic stock pot vegetable and full of vitamin A

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

Saturday 27 February, 2016

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

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

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

Saturday 20 February, 2016

Aubergines are a tropical plant, but you can still grow them in Ireland

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

Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rocket's peppery taste is perfect for any salad

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

Saturday 6 February, 2016

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

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

Saturday 30 January, 2016

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

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

Saturday 23 January, 2016

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

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

Saturday 16 January, 2016

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. I couldn’t believe how delicious raw kale could be

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

Saturday 9 January, 2016

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

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

Saturday 2 January, 2016

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

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

Sunday 20 December, 2015

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

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

Saturday 12 December, 2015

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

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

Saturday 5 December, 2015

Here's how to grow the most popular herbs that will save you cash

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 28 November, 2015

It's freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 21 November, 2015

Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights

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

Saturday 14 November, 2015

I can’t look at another salad. It’s winter and I need some warmth

Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.

Saturday 7 November, 2015

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

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

Sunday 1 November, 2015

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

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

Saturday 24 October, 2015

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

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

Saturday 17 October, 2015

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

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

Saturday 10 October, 2015

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

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

Saturday 3 October, 2015

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

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.

Friday 2 October, 2015

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

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.

Saturday 19 September, 2015

Pear and chocolate jam I can make in under 45 minutes? What's not to love?

Tips on growing and preparing your produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 22 August, 2015

Grow your own divine tomatoes at home and leave the consumer-bred blandness of the supermarket variety behind

Tips on how to make your own mildew spray, celeriac, and a home-made winter tonic, with GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 15 August, 2015

Many of the herbs the high street charge a fortune for are sitting, free, under our very noses

Tips on how to grow your own herbs, as well as fabulous recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Sunday 9 August, 2015

Struggle to eat your greens? Twist veg into new shapes to replace carbs

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as tasty summer recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Sunday 2 August, 2015

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don't mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Saturday 25 July, 2015

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

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.

Saturday 18 July, 2015

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

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

Saturday 11 July, 2015

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

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.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

Growing your own food? Here's what to do in July...

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

Saturday 27 June, 2015

For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food

The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.

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