Happy New Year!
Hoping 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.
New Years Eve
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
Festive Fun this Christmas Season
This festive season you can enjoy a number of fun guided walks both in Wicklow and Carlow.
Christmas Walk Sunday 29 December 2013 Wicklow
Those looking to get ahead of the rest and blow those cobwebs away, can enjoy a refreshing and inspiring day out in Glendalough, and bid farewell to 2013 with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and mince pie.
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Sunday 29 December, Register 9.30am
Meeting point Brockagh Centre, Laragh – See EAI map ref: Brockagh Centre,
€18 per person
New Years Sunrise Walk Wednesday 01 January 2014 Wicklow
For the early risers or those who never went to bed the chance to witness the first sunrise of 2014! This walk will take you into Brockagh forest to join the Wicklow Way, taking you through the valley of Glenmacnass and onto Paddock Hill. You will certainly feel ready for 2014 after this walk.
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Starting at 5.30am
Brockagh Centre, Laragh, Co Wicklow – See EAI map ref: Brockagh Centre,
€30 per person
New Years Day Walk – Blackstairs, Carlow
For those of us who fancy a bit of a sleep-in after the festivities of the night before this afternoon walk in the beautiful Blackstairs will get your new year started on the right foot! Your guide Mary White will take you on a mind clearing walk and better yet, this walk includes festive drinks and a Full Afternoon Tea at the gorgeous Old Rectory.
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2pm New Years Day – Wednesday 01st January 2014
The Old Recory, Killedmond, Borris, Carlow – see EAI map >>
€45 per person.
Children under 12 go free.
Children over 12 €12
These make a great Christmas Gift too!Why not buy someone you love an EAI Gift Voucher?