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December 2011

12.12 2011 December 2011

Self Catering Cottages in Kilkenny, Ireland Winter Newsletter 2011 IN THIS ISSUE – News on the Animals – A Bumper year in the Gardens and Orchard – Some Recipes from during the year – Local Festivals – A 10% discount for every reader! Gift Vouchers Our gift vouchers are always popular at this time of the year. If you know someone who might enjoy a break in beautiful Kilkenny, why not get them one for Christmas? The vouchers are available...

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Pear & Almond Tart

25.10 2011 Pear & Almond Tart

We have 2 Concorde Pear trees in the Orchard at Croan, just behind Alder and Beech Cottages. The Concorde is a lovely pear which will ripen on the tree, even in Ireland. My favourite time to eat them is in late September when they are still quite hard but are just starting to soften! The one planted against the Walled Garden wall has been very slow to establish itself and this year we got just...

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Apple, Green Tomato Chutney

10.10 2011 Apple, Green Tomato Chutney

It is that time of year again when all the apples are falling off the trees and we have an abundance of green tomatoes that never ripened. Rather than letting our apples and tomatoes go to waste we decided to would make an Apple and Green Tomato Chutney. We would like to share with you our very easy to make Apple and Green Tomato Chutney Recipe which makes a lovely sweet and spicy accompaniment to...

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Good Bee News

04.09 2011 Good Bee News

When we did our first check of the hives in Spring, we were very worried about our poor bees. The winter had been very cold and we thought it likely that one or more of the hives would have died. What we saw during that inspection was, we thought, worse than we feared. There were lots of dead bees – one hive had completely failed and the other 2 looked like they were on their...

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Heritage Week in Kilkenny

20.08 2011 Heritage Week in Kilkenny

It’s Heritage Week this week and there’s a fantastic range of events on in Kilkenny (and countrywide). Most are free and they offer a great opportunity to explore our Natural and Built Heritage. Here are some of the events that we are looking forward to: String Quartet Recital in the beautiful 14th century St. Mary’s Church, Gowran Myths and Stories: Discovery Trail through Kilkenny Castle Park Medieval Battle Re-enactments in Rothe House Cheese making with Helen from Knockdrinna Childrens’ Medieval...

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