Archive for April, 2012

Escape to fresh grass!!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Escape to Fresh Grass. For the last few weeks the horses have been getting restless. All winter they’ve been in the stables eating hay and oats, but every summer they move to the fields to dine on fine fresh grass. They can smell it in the air, and when the time comes for the move you don’t try and lead them… Oh no, you just rope off a route, throw open a stable door, and don’t stand in the way!

Nifty smells fresh grass

and goes for it..

nearly there...

Monica digs in

Scarlett's happy

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“Fusion 50″ – extreme pampering for Just €50

Monday, April 16th, 2012
“FUSION 50″ is our brand new midweek offer – Just €50 will get you a one hour full body exfoliation AND hot oil treatment AND a half an hour neck and shoulders massage. The ultimate fusion of treatments, with a full hour and a half of pampe…ring PLUS use of our fabulous Wells Spa Thermal Suite included, all for €50 per person. Offer is for residents only and applies to certain midweek dates until June 30th. Book NOW at http://www.brooklodge.com/reservations/specialoffers.aspReturn to BrookLodge website

Roast Rack of Spring Lamb, Baby Carrots, Wild Cream Garlic

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

INGREDIENTS
1 rack of lamb
15 baby carrots
100gr of wild garlic
50cl cream
2 shallots
½ glass basic sauvignon blanc
2 sprig’s parsley
3 gloves garlic
50gr butter
Sprig of rosemary

PREPARATION
Pan sear the lamb for 3 minutes each side, Leave to rest.
Put carrots, garlic, thyme and butter in oven proof tray, place lamb on top, roast for 20-25 minutes gas mark 6 (180 c) for medium.

SAUCE
Dice the shallots, sweat with 10 gr of butter. When golden add wine, chopped wild garlic, cream, and reduce by half.

HOW IT LOOKS
Build carrots on plate, place lamb on side and cream plate with sauce

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What makes a great Spa?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
So, what does make a great Spa?
For the Readers Choice Award in the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2012, they have listed the main factors as Cleanliness; Customer service; Extensive thermal area and facilities; Finishing touches, and the Treatment list. … All very important, and all of which we think The Wells Spa scores top marks in.
 But we also think that value-for-money is a must (since last November our maximum price for a 1 hour treatment is €60 midweek and €75 weekends), and that the other facilities (Ireland’s only Wild & Organic Hotel & Village) and surroundings (a beautiful Wicklow Valley) are pretty important too. If you agree, please follow the link and vote for the Wells Spa. http://www.harmonia.ie/spaawards2012/
Thanks a million.

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Celebrate – with your own homemade wine and bubbly as Wild Elderflower returns…

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Wild Foods year really starts to get into the swing, when Wild Elderflower arrives.

With recipes including Elderflower Champagne and Wine, the attached Wild Elderflower template includes everything you need to know about what it looks like, where to find it and pick it, and how to prepare and preserve it.

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