There are only 35 sleeps until Christmas! That means 32 nights of figuring out what presents to get, estimating how many you’ll have to cater for, what size turkey you’ll need, when you’ll get time to bake a Christmas cake AND pudding, as well as trying to figure out how broke you will be after the festive season.Stressful, I know. However, a little forward planning might help to lessen the workload. To get on top of things, I would recommend that you start to bake your Christmas cake ...

‘Tis the season of the pumpkins! Pumpkin is a fruit (yes, you heard me, it's a fruit) that practically screams Halloween, fall, October and pie. But the month of October is not only the perfect time to carve a pumpkin and roast pumpkin seeds. It’s also the perfect time to eat them! In this blog I will share two of our pumpkin recipes for you to try this month!Pumpkin HummusPumpkin hummus is a great side dish for a family dinner or a snack for a Halloween themed party. And the ...

Is your schedule getting more hectic as we try to get back into a routine, following a long lazy summer? For many of us, "back to school" means back to crazy schedules that can include driving kids to activities and social events, helping with homework and more. The hustle and bustle of this time of the year means less time for planning and cooking healthy meals. As we transition from summer fun to hectic routines, adults and kids alike need the right fuel to stay alert all day. Along...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - everyone is all about recycling these days and rightly so. I'm no exception to this rule and that's why for this months blog I'm recycling a piece I helped write for a recent newspaper article about our hotel bar & bistro. I hope you enjoy the read & I look forward to welcoming you out to discover your top reasons for why you should visit us. Have you noticed how the car park is always full in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel lately? If you’ve been in to visit...

Looking for an alternative option than ice cream to cool down? This month’s blog our chef Caolán has given us an easy recipe for sorbet and a great way to use up that extra fruit you happened to buy while on offer in Aldi in a bid to be healthy and looking at the mountain of it know you will never get around to eating! These fruit sorbets just might be an even better idea than ice-cream (I might get laughed at for this) for cooling down this summer! Not only do they cool you down, the...