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Rabbit Stew, done in the oven

04.07 2011 Rabbit Stew, done in the oven

Serves 2 – 4 Ingredients One rabbit cut into joints, you can get your butcher to do this for you or simply: Remove the front legs (good for stock, but they have very little meat on them) Remove the back legs (these can be cooked whole or boned) Remove the belly meat from the body Remove the saddle meat from the back and then strip the sinew from the saddle 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 2 small onions, cut into quarters 2...

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Kells Preschool trip to Croan

23.06 2011 Kells Preschool trip to Croan

We have just been visited by the Pre-school class from Kells Resource Centre. Thankfully the sun shone and everyone had a great time feeding the animals, picking strawberries, playing on the lawn and ticking off the finds on the nature trail! I think that the ride in the big bus might have been the highlight for some though! 30 kids under 5 and not a tear shed all morning – a great success! We might host...

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Summer Newsletter 2011

07.06 2011 Summer Newsletter 2011

Self Catering Cottages in Kilkenny, Ireland Summer Newsletter 2011 IN THIS ISSUE – A busy Spring – Getting ready for summer – Some Seasonal Recipes – Animal news and                              new arrivals – Tax reduction for 2011 Summer Holidays 2011 There is still some availability for summer holiday stays at Croan Cottages. Visit our...

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Nettle Beer

06.06 2011 Nettle Beer

There are quite a few recipes about for this early summer drink but this is the one we have perfected over the years. Picking the nettles might cause a few stings but it is well worth it. This drink really is the taste of  summer in a glass! You can make smaller quantities but this is the smallest batch we ever make – it gives 8 pints of beer. Feel free to increase quantities in proportion...

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Champion Tree in Bloom

20.04 2011 Champion Tree in Bloom

Our champion native wild cherry tree (Prunus Avium) may be almost 270 years old but it still puts on an impressive display when in bloom, which it is at the moment. The tree is almost 70 ft in height (20m) and when the sunlight catches the blossom, it really seems to glow! The tree forms a part of the drive leading to Croan House and Cottages and we suspect that Cherry may have been inter-planted with...

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