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An Ariel House Favourite, Zesty Lemon Posset!

We served up these delicious little lemon possets yesterday as part of our afternoon tea. Such a lovely contrast to all the sweetness to serve something that has a bite to it. We always have lots of lemons in our kitchen so we can whip these up whenever required. It is such a simple recipe […]

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Gathering Lavender at Ariel House

We have an abundance of highly fragrant lavender in our garden at the moment. It is so lovely to brush against it and have the scent surround you. It is such a soothing and homely scent and I love to bring some of that aroma indoors as well. It is so easy to dry lavender […]

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Picnic Food

There is something special about eating outdoors especially when it’s picnic food. Sandwiches and cups of tea served in plastic mugs always taste better than when you are sitting at your kitchen table! However, if you are looking for something a little more exciting than a ham sandwich and milky tea, look no further. We […]

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An American Intern Abroad in Ariel House, Dublin.

From time to time we are approached here in Ariel House to act as host for an international intern, pursuing a career in hospitality.   We were approached by the CEA Study Abroad programme who introduced us to Emilee Roberson. She arrived last May with 5 other interns, (new friends) from the USA. She is […]

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Sunshine and a Strawberry Pavlova.

  We are waiting patiently here on Lansdowne Road for a bit of sunshine longevity and the temperatures to stay up. It was quite a wet and windy beginning to June in Dublin, but it picked up a little last week. Of course, the season is young yet so we are hopeful. Summertime at Ariel […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons – Make A Lemon Curd For Afternoon Tea Nibbles

Here, at Ariel House we have a penchant for lemon curd.  We can be found, dolloping it on scones, spreading it on toast, sandwiching it between meringues and sometimes even eating if from the spoon!   Lemon curd is such a delicious preserve and, with a little bit of patience, it is so easy to make […]

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Bloom 2015 – A Good Reason Why You Should Be Talking About Horticulture And Food

We had a wonderful day at Bloom yesterday. Despite the weather forecast reports, we headed over to the Phoenix Park with an optimistic attitude, our umbrella. our sunscreen and shades. We were not disappointed. Bloom is full of wonderful local Irish producers. We met friends and suppliers, old and new and tasted lots of their amazing […]

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Try This Simple And Tasty Superfood Breakfast – Overnight Oats

Recently a guest asked us if it was possible to order overnight oats for their breakfast. I must admit to being puzzled and had to ask what exactly it was that she was looking for. To my amazement when I looked online it seems that I had missed the boat on this new superfood breakfast! […]

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Day Trips On The DART From Ariel House.

Ariel House is in the ideal location to explore Dublin by rail. Make the most of your day trips by heading to the Lansdowne Road DART station, a mere two minute’s walk from our house. Heading in a southbound direction will provide you with access to some of the prettiest places in Dublin! In this […]

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A Victoria Sponge Cake, it must be the summer season.

Our busy summer season is well underway here at Ariel House and with it comes a seasonal change to the treats we bake in our kitchen. A delicious Victoria sponge cake is always a winner here and when served in the drawing room scarcely a crumb will be left! We have tried many recipes over […]

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