This Life: The hunger games

In these times of austerity it can be testing to continue turning out family meals, but Hazel Larkin has some tips to make the most of what you have.

27th July, 2013
Hazel Larkin prepares a Greek Salad with her daughters Ishthara, 11, and Kashmira, 9. Photo: Maura Hickey

We've all been cupboard scrapers at one time or another; foraging for tins of something edible, and wondering how to combine what we discover with the just-this-side-of-rubbery vegetables in the vegetable box. For most of us, this phenomenon occurred during our youthful college days, yet having recently returned to education, I found myself with less than €40 to provide meals for six days for my two daughters and myself. Time was, I'd have spent more...

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