New Recipe from John Sheedy

January 23, 2011

To take advantage of citrus fruits being at their peak, here is a recipe for Lemon Curd. Grated rind and juice of 3 lemons 75g buter 350g caster sugar 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks. put teh grated lemon rinds and juice, butter and sugar together in a heavy bottomed saucepan over a gentle [...]

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new plants for 2011

January 17, 2011

This year, I am planning to grow Garlic and tomatoes, which I have not grown before.

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rare bird spotted

January 17, 2011

Interested to read in yesterdays papers that the Bittern, a rare member of the Heron Family, has been spotted.  This bird, which is famous for its booming call, became extinct in Ireland more than 150 years ago.  It is believed that the bird came here in December, seeking refuge from the freezing temperatures in France.

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Pruning by Matt O’Connell

January 12, 2011

Matt, who runs Ballyvoe Gardens in Doolin has given me this advice on pruning my Roses.  I have a Rose Bed at Sheedys Hotel, where I grow a lot of old varieties. Matt tells me that the idea behind Winter pruning is to prevent the wind rocking the plants and causing damage.  One should prune aprox [...]

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Spring Walking Break

January 9, 2011

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of The Burren, knowing that the luxury and comfort of Sheedys is waiting for you on your return. Offer includes: Tea and Homemade Scones upon your arrival Two nights accommodation in a Double or Twin room for two people Full Irish Breakfast Dinner on [...]

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Fillet Steak

January 3, 2011

In our restaurant, John always uses Prime Hereford Irish Beef, as it has more marbeling that the continental breeds.  He suggests that you get to know your local butcher well and request that the beef be hung for 3 weeks.  He likes to use sirloin steaks that weigh 280g each. Take steak out from fridge 10 [...]

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Lemon Cake

January 3, 2011

Here is a recipe that I thought you might like to try in January, when citrus fruits are at their best. We offer small slices of this cake to guests of the Restaurant, served with tea or coffee. This recipe is one John got from his Mother. LEMON CAKE 170g unsalted butter 170g caster sugar [...]

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Burren Gallery

January 2, 2011

John and Matthew paid a visit yesterday, Sunday 9th Jan, to Dromore Nature Reserve.  The Reserve is about 25 minutes drive from Lisdoonvarna.  John is a keen Bird Watcher and consults the site clarebirdwatching.com on a regular basis.  He had noticed on the site that a White Tail Eagle was spotted at Dromore on January 6th.  They [...]

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Latest Recommendations

January 2, 2011

We are celebrating this January with the news that Sheedys is included in the Bridgestone Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland.  We are also one on only two properties in Co. Clare to be included in Georgina Campbells latest guide.

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