The First Wild Salmon of 2013

May 17th, 2013

The 1st Wild Salmon of 2013,for The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Macreddin Village… A twelve pounder out of The River Nore. Caught on Monday 13th of May, opening day of the season, by our licensed traditional ‘Snap-Net’ Fisherman, Mick Murphy. Evan Doyle, Mick Murphy & Tim Daly Return to The BrookLodge Website

Craic In The Granite – 28th-30th June 2013

May 13th, 2013

Craic In The Granite is a new music and arts festival being held in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow. 28th – 30th of June 2013. Confirmed acts include:Luka Bloom, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Róisín Ó, Rob Strong and Band, Gypsi Swing, The Ska Band, Black Knott, Blackie O’Connell and Friends, The Arklow Silver Band, Michael O’Toole, Twin Headed [...]

Run The Rock!- 22nd June 2013

May 12th, 2013

Run The Rock, 11km challenge Start/Finish at The BrookLodge. Overlooking Aughrim Co Wicklow, Cushbawn Mountain is a 400m high mountain with stunning views over surrounding countryside and hills. This is a run which will test your body and mind. Set your next training goal towards increasing your current distance or aiming to beat your PB [...]

Summer Days & Balmy Nights…

May 6th, 2013

BOOK BEFORE MAY 31ST TO AVAIL OF THIS SPECIAL OFFER OF €295pps Summer days and balmy nights, what better way to spend 3 nights than a relaxing break away at the BrookLodge and Macreddin Village This offer includes 3 nights B&B in the BrookLodge PLUS 1 Dinner each in the renowned Strawberry Tree restaurant – [...]

A Wild Nettle and Potato Soup

April 29th, 2013

Well, what a difference a change of wind direction and a week or two makes. Gone are the harsh northerly winds and at last the ground temperature has risen to above the 8 degrees required for growth. And wow, does nature make up for lost time! We’ve never seen the buds and the blossoms appear [...]

The Strawberry Tree’s Wild Garlic Pesto

March 21st, 2013

March is here and apparently, Spring has sprung…well maybe! It’s all still a bit haphazard at the moment. Our native Wild greens seem to be much more resilient than the crops we raise…we’ve been out picking the young wild sorrels, both sheep and wood, the herb robert, the fresh sea beets and so much more. [...]

The Foraging Season has arrived in Macreddin Village

March 13th, 2013

The Wild Foods Master Class An opportunity for participants to learn and discover in depth knowledge about Ireland’s abundance of Wild Foods. The Wild Foods Master Class including demonstrations and practicals is the only regular course of its kind in Ireland. The Master Class runs over two days where participants will experience a practical hands-on [...]

Review Sunday Times 3rd March

March 7th, 2013

Natural ingredients are everywhere and they’re yours for the taking according to Evan & Biddy’s new book. See articles attached from Sunday Times March 03rd: Evan talks of when he opened his first restaurant and used wild food ingredients to now in The Strawberry Tree, the ONLY Certified Organic & Wild Restaurant in Ireland. Just [...]

Salt Crust Baked Wild Sea Bream

February 28th, 2013

February and we’re looking forward to the lighter cooking of Spring and Summer in The Strawberry Tree. However, lots of requests about Salt Crust Baking that we touched upon in last months Turf Roast recipe… so here you go! This is our take using wild Winter Sea Bream. When Sea Bream re-appears on our menu [...]

Evan’s Wild Food Book…

February 24th, 2013

Published by O’Brien Press, Wild Food is a wonderful collaboration between Evan Doyle: The BrookLodge Hotel at Macreddin Village and Biddy White Lennon: food journalist and writer. The BrookLodge is home to The Strawberry Tree Restaurant. Its Kitchens, have been harvesting and presenting wild foods daily on its menu since 1988 and this year celebrates [...]