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Fun With Nature: Week 4

Rock Painting We’ve all seen the beautiful Painted Pebbles found around Westport lately, they have really lifted peoples spirits.  On your walk get your kids to pick out whatever rocks, stones or pebbles that they are attracted too. When you get home to get them to sit down and paint them, don’t give too much instruction let them be creative. Afterwards, you can keep them in a lunchbox or use […]

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Spring cleaning 101!

Spring Cleaning 101 – Part 3 – Cleaning & Polishing Stainless Steel

Ice cream seems to have become a daily ritual in this house. A bonus of this little pleasure is that it seems to smooth over almost all the disagreements which have occurred throughout the day, most especially as everyone is getting a little bored of each other’s company. The only disadvantage to the creamy deliciousness is that tiny hands and lips tend to slobber its gloopy melted mess all over […]

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Hotel Westport’s Guacamole

Why not make your own chips to go with this tasty Guac! Cut wholemeal, seeded or plain tortilla wraps, sprinkle with some sea salt and grill each side. Leave to cool and serve with this delish Guacamole and some sour cream!  -2 AVOCADOES -2 FINELY CHOPPED SHALLOTS -1 LIME JUICE -1 BUNCH OF FINELY CHOPPED CORIANDER -1 PINCH OF CUMIN -1 PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER -1 TBSP OF YOGHURT -SALT […]

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Fun With Nature: Week 3

Why not use your daily walk to further your children’s interest in nature? In this weeks edition of fun with nature, we look at ways to make your daily exercise walk more fun and interesting. Photo Credit: Total Shape  Digital Scavenger Hunt In addition to learning how to take a picture, kids stand to learn a lot from this simple techie twist on I Spy. By matching objects to […]

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Hotel Westport’s Yeast Bread

INGREDIENTS – 2 lb of bread flour (strong) – 2 oz of fresh yeast – 6 fl oz of milk – 6 fl oz of cold water – 6 fl oz of warm water – 1 TSP of salt – 1 TBSP of sugar – 1 egg – 1 oz of melted butter – egg wash – Flavour options: Onion, Bacon, Poppy Seeds, Nuts, Tomato, Basil, Parmesan etc. METHOD – […]

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Fun With Nature: Week 2

Don’t let the rain stop you and your little ones experiencing Nature and having fun with it. Here are some creative ideas that you can do indoors: Build a Terrarium A terrarium is a completely self-supporting ecosystem. The plant life replenishes the air with oxygen, light shining through provides the light and power source, and water comes from the moisture in the soil. As the dead leaves fall off, they […]

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Westport House Financier Recipe

A financier is a small French cake, often associated with friands or friandises, which can indicate all kinds of small sweet ‘pâtisserie ou pièce de confiserie’. The financier is light and moist and contains almond flour, crushed or ground almonds, or almond flavouring. For our Afternoon Tea Financiers, we use ground almonds. Ingredients: 30g almonds ground 30g flour 2 egg whites 80g icing sugar 50g butter 1 vanilla pod   […]

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Fun With Nature: Week 1

Although this is a tough time on everyone. It can be a time where you get your children to alight their imagination, get them back into nature and get them to see that they can make fun out of those things that are free to us, rocks, water, flowers and dirt! That’s why we will be sharing our weekly “Fun with Nature” ideas to help you and your kids enjoy […]

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Westport House Covid-19 Closure Notice

In line with government advice, Westport House (the historic house itself)  is now closed to the public and it will remain closed until July 20th. If you have pre-booked a ticket or an event, our team will be in contact with you soon regarding refunds or re-booking.   **GROUNDS OPEN TO WALKERS** We are delighted to be able to keep the grounds open for walkers to enjoy and get some respite […]

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Coconut scones

Hotel Westport’s Coconut Scones

Enjoy these delicious scones with some clotted cream and jam.     Ingredients  1 lb od Self Raising Flour 4 oz of Butter (flora) 4 oz of Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 3 fl oz of Milk Coconut Flakes Method In a bowl place flour, butter and sugar mix together until you get something that resembles breadcrumbs Add in the eggs and milk and mix together to make a dough […]

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