Fairyland Cottage

      Natural, Simple, Sustainable Living


July 19, 2020

It's handy to have a muffin recipe for when you need a fun and tasty treat as a gift for a loved one or for a daily snack.

I have 3 easy recipes below. I bake one of these recipes every week. They are delicious with a cup of tea. They are all similar to one another whic...

April 5, 2020

This dinner is our equivalent of the Sunday roast. You can change about the veggies depending on what you like. The tofu steaks are sticky and sweet and a real treat. You can add gravy if you have it in your cupboard.


2 cups per person of roast veg. I used s...

April 4, 2020

This dish is for all the mushroom lovers out there. It is creamy and comforting and quick to whip together. As with the lentil chilli, use onions and garlic if you like.

I use turmeric in nearly all dishes for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Serves 2-4 people


April 4, 2020

I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite dishes for some home cooking inspiration.

This dish is similar to a chill con carne but I use lentils instead of meat. I kept the ingredients simple so there was a greater chance of you already having them in y...

March 15, 2020

It's a wonderful experience to be able to make some self care products using mostly ingredients found in the kitchen.

Below I have two recipes. A body scrub and a bath soak.

This body scrub will leave your skin refreshed and soft.

Coffee is known to have skin br...

March 9, 2020

 Over the years I have tried many different types of natural deodorants. I have been using my coconut oil deo now for years but I wanted one without oil as sometimes if I use too much it can stain my clothes. This one uses candelilla wax for any vegans who wa...

February 22, 2020

These are quick and easy to make and great if you want a sweet treat in 20 minutes.

You can use whatever nut butter you have available but I like peanut butter the most. 

This makes about 12 small cookies.


1/2 cup nut butter

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut...

January 26, 2020

I always have leftover chickpea water, called aqufaba, after cooking chickpeas. I use this in my hummus recipe but I found it works great in bread too. 

Preheat oven to 170c/388f


2 cups buckwheat Flour

1 cup Oats (use gluten free if needed)


January 5, 2020

I usually make soda bread here in the cottage, made with bread soda. I thought for a change I'd make yeast bread. I use quick acting yeast that I bought in my local health shop in one package. Some use individual packets which increases waste.

The secret to getting the...

November 17, 2019

The cold weather has arrived in Ireland and our skin at this time can benefit from some extra nourishment. Body creams on the market can be filled with numerous harsh chemicals and can be very expensive so you can make your own body cream at home to sooth and moisturis...

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