Enjoying Life's Little Pleasures

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Dreaming of 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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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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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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Irish Food, local specialities and garden memories.

We are so proud of our Irish food in Ariel House and we absolutely love showcasing it on our menu.  Fresh free range eggs, delicious bacon, sausages and farmhouse cheeses are just some of the items mentioned when our guests comment on their deliciousness.  Traditional Irish Breakfast. Pat O’Neill from O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. has […]

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Easter Egg Brownies

As a child nothing else signalled the end of the festive period as effectively as the appearance of the box of Cadburys Creme Eggs on the counter beside the till in our local shop. There was nothing like the excitement of unwrapping the first creme egg of the season and the first bite into the […]

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Mothering Sunday 2015

Mother’s Day is a celebration to honour motherhood, maternal bonds and the role of mothers in society. It is celebrated in various countries all over the world on different dates but here in Ireland it is always celebrated in the month of March. “To the world you are a Mother but to your family you […]

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Spring Breakfast Menu

One of my favourite times of the day in our Dublin guesthouse is breakfast in the morning. I love the chatter of our guests, the sound of juices and coffees pouring and the smell of sizzling sausages on the pan. We update our breakfast menu on a regular basis to keep in tune with the […]

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Afternoon Tea Favourites

Almost two years have passed since we first made our delectable treats and hot pots of tea for our Afternoon Tea guests at our guesthouse in Dublin. Lately, I have been looking back on two years’ worth of pictures and recalling wonderful times with people I have met since then. Our Afternoon Tea service started […]

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Mulled Wine

On a cold December day there is nothing more warming than the aroma and taste of a nip of mulled wine. The scent of cinnamon sticks reminds me of Christmas and brings back lovely memories of years gone by. It’s an ever popular addition to our Christmas afternoon tea menu and never fails to please. […]

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