home economics notes

Good luck today girls


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6th Year Notes on Household Finances and Mortgages

6th years, here are some notes to summarise this section that we have just finished.  You may find it useful to print or rewrite these.


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Culinary Skills Trip to Italy


I had the great pleasure of supervising a wonderful group of 2nd and 3rd years on their Culinary Skills Tour to Sorrento, Italy. The trip was amazing as you can see from the photos. We did so much in four days, including visiting Rome, Pompeii and numerous food producers ( my favourite was probably the Mozzarella farm, the girls’ favourite was definitely making ice cream). The highlight for me was the cookery school, which we attended every night, where we made and ate authentic Italian food with the beautiful Lucia and her family. A huge thank you to Ms. Crowley, for all her hard work organising the tour and also to Stephen from Saffron travel who made everything happen so seamlessly (more photos and links to follow). 20131103-172626.jpg

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Cross Stitch Alphabet

Here is the alphabet we have been using in class for our craft projects

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Baking Academy


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Vitamin D- Revision picture

Vitamin D

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Vitamin A – Revision Picture

Vitamin A

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Vitamin E- revision Picture

Vitamin E in yellow

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Friendship Bracelet Instructions

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Sugar Free Oat Cookies


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First year home economics students are currently studying carbohydrates.  Healthy eating guidelines recommend that we eat more fibre and less sugar; because of these guidelines and inspired by the Sugar Crash programme on RTE last week we made sugar free oat cookies. They also contain no butter or oil, so are a very healthy choice.  These would be excellent for those who don’t like breakfast or for lunch boxes.  They would be a healthy alternative to cereal bars, which are usually full of sugar and various additives and are mostly low in fibre.



Sugar Free Oat Cookies

2 large ripe bananas

300g oats

125g natural yoghurt

½ tsp. salt

3 tablespoons of dried fruit or nuts e.g raisins or cranberries or nuts

2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut

1tsp. ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

1tsb. Mixed seeds (optional)

  1. Mash the bananas in a large bowl; add the yoghurt and dried fruit and mix.
  2. Add the oats and stir; you may need more or less oats depending on the size and ripeness of your bananas. The mixture should stick together and form a loose dough.
  3. Take a dessertspoonful of mixture, form into a circular shape and place on a greased baking tray.
  4. Bake in an oven that has been pre-heated to 180C for 12 minutes until firm and starting to turn golden.
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