weekend in Schull…and tonight trying new recipes!

March 9, 2010


So, as taylor wrote.. we too (my daughters and myself, no boys allowed) went away for the weekend to my friends guesthouse, Grove House, in Schull. We arrived to a fire blazing in the sitting room and a lovely warm atmosphere. Our room was so cozy, that we decided to have a little snooze before dinner.

Dinner was fab… I had brill with a beautiful saffron sauce, vegetables cooked to perfection… since Katarina hails from Sweden the girls had to have her Swedish meatballs, always a good choice. The meal, the atmosphere of the dining room was divine.. the rest of the night was spent sipping wine in front of the fire and listening to one of the guests playing the baby grand piano…after a good nights sleep, we woke up to sunshine and an amazing breakfast! If anyone is looking for a place to get away to, Grove House is it!! visit: www.grovehouseschull.com

So, tonight Taylor and myself have tried a few new recipes… one is a fudge made with Parsnips! It’s pretty good…sounds weird but it works.. the next success was a practically fat free vanilla cupcake and it’s gluten free…we used rice flour, so those two will be on the Diva baking list for sure…the next cupcake was a chocolate one, but we used way too much booze(brandy)… we are also using butternut squash in replacement of butter, but i think we need to adjust that as well. the cupcake was filled with a blackberry jam, which was nice..but overall this cupcake needs a little bit of work…

The other thing I tried was a salmon and leek cake crusted with sesame seeds…and that was super yummy..

Tomorrow i am going to try a grilled romaine either ceasar salad or a grilled romaine with a cashel blue dressing and chopped toasted hazelnuts..one of them will be on this seasons menu, but which one?!

Ok, I have to chauffeur taylor home now..it’s getting late…

peace out

Shannen

 

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