What Caught My Eye

What Caught My Eye This Week?

Stop! Before you go any further, grab a mug of something warm and get comfy. I have a feast of articles for you this week, so enjoy.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ll be aware of the influx of cleaning accounts that are elbow greasing this that and the other. Personally, all those chemicals give me the heebie-jeebies. It’s refreshing to know I’m not alone in my wipe down and throw open a window style. I’m definitely on the Cheaper, Greener, Cleaning side of things.

Every week I bake flapjacks for the kids’ lunchboxes. Four out of five of them bring them to school. I cannot persuade my teen son to try them. This recipe for Maple pecan blueberry flapjack with a pretzel base might be just the recipe to win him over.

I love seasonal baking and these Spiced Apple Muffins are a true Autumnal recipe. The look gorgeous, my mouth was watering just reading the recipe.

It’s no secret we simply must reduce the amount of plastic we use. Here are some good, simple tips for Reducing Plastic Use as A Family. Some of these tips may not be relevant to your family but they may well inspire you in other areas that are relevant.

I really liked this. 10 Little Things You Can Do To Make Someone’s Day; they’re simple, easy to implement and should probably be second nature to use really but life is so busy these days that the little things slide very easily.

Blasta is asking members of the public to submit their old cookbooks, utensils, stories, and information about food traditions. I loved this piece in the Irish Times, From stews to spicebags: A people’s archive of Irish food. 

The Great British Bake Off declared it’s winner last week, but perhaps the person who walked away with more than anyone was Terry, who left earlier in the series; Maybe it is the taking part that counts, after all.


That’s it for this week. I might be back next week, there’s no guarantee, but you can’t fault my honesty! In the meantime, catch up with me on  FacebookTwitter &  Instagram. Have a lovely Sunday.

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