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Christmas Newsletter 2012

05.12 2012 Christmas Newsletter 2012

Self Catering Cottages in Kilkenny, Ireland Christmas Newsletter 2012 IN THIS ISSUE – New things to see in Kilkenny – Fishing on the Nore – Croan Cottages Video – Animal News – Sausages – Progress in the Garden and Orchard – Mince Pie Recipe – 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...

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Simple Mince Pies

04.12 2012 Simple Mince Pies

As we get ready for Christmas, there’s nothing nicer than to curl up in front of a blazing log fire and look back over another great year at Croan with an mince pie in hand. Feeling lazy this year, we simplified the process an bit and here’s how to turn out delicious mince pies with a fraction of the usual effort: Spread your mincement (a shop-bought jar is fine) over the surface of a rectangular...

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Pigeon Breast with Leeks

17.11 2012 Pigeon Breast with Leeks

At this time of the year I love to get out for a shot with our friend Richard. Richard has a lovely old wood nearby which is a favourite roost for some very fat wood pigeons! Pigeon breasts are a delicious meat and are an excellent introduction to game for those who have not tried it. The meat is dark and tasty but does not have that very strong ‘gamey’ taste that some people don’t...

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Bee jobs in Autumn

22.10 2012 Bee jobs in Autumn

Despite the summer being very wet, the bees are happy and have been very busy. At this time of the year, we remove the Supers from the hives, full or not. We tend to leave lots of Honey for the Bees, not harvesting all that we could. Particularly in a Hive with a large population of Bees, I think that leaving large stores of Honey for the Bees means that more of them will survive...

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Bed and Breakfast

15.09 2012 Bed and Breakfast

Soon we will be offering a Bed and Breakfast option for guests who would like to stay in Croan House. We have been busy getting the rooms ready, replacing old sash windows with similar (but double glazed) new ones and upgrading the insulation and heating, etc. We think that this will be particularly popular with guests who are hosting a Wedding celebration at Croan. If you would like to stay in the house, drop us a line...

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