Happy New Year!

picking sprouts for xmasHoping you all had a wonderful Christmas. We spent it quietly here at The Chimney Pot. I really enjoyed harvesting my first ever crop of sprouts- they were delicious! Following a recent festive recipe from UK Chef Nigel Slater we are going to try out using the sprout tops too:

A bowl of steaming sprouts is rarely more delicious than when tossed with butter and grated Parmesan – but there is more. Many greengrocers and markets are carrying sprout tops, too – the bushy leaves at the top of the stalk that look like a small, loose-leaved cabbage.
I can’t get enough of these. Slightly less upfront than the little chaps below them on the stalk, they have all the quality of a cabbage, but with laudably tender leaves. I use them in any recipe meant for cabbage, kale or sprouting.
ref: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/11/nigel-slater-recipes-sprouts-blue-cheese-cooking


New Years Eve

New Years Walk The festivities are not quite over yet!
New Years’ Eve still looms ahead and we have some fun New Years Events going on including the very popular Sunrise walk in Wicklow and the New Years Afternoon walk in Carlow.
Those looking for accommodation options for the Wicklow walk could visit www.glendalough.ie/accommodation/guesthouses-and-bbs/
If your  feeling a bit more active and in party mood then why not consider the amazing offer of 3 nights B&B in the Bundoran Surf Lodge, 2 surf lessons, and a New Year’s Eve party for €89/€99pps (dorm/private rooms).!
Should you have any issues with the booking page just get in touch with me and I can organise alternative payment methods.
Happy New Year! Roz x