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Caramelised Red Onion Focaccia

Ingredients 500g Bread flour 11g Salt 13g Fresh Yeast 30ml Olive Oil 283ml Tepid Water 2 Red Onions 1 tblsp Rosemary (Chopped) Method Slice the red onions and slowly caramelise in a little oil on a medium to low heat.  Season lightly.  Once caramelised remove from the heat and allow to cool.  Weigh 50g of…

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Sirloin of beef with wild garlic chimichurri

Ingredients serves 2 Wild Garlic Chimichurri• 100g Wild Garlic Leaf• 40g Mint Leaf• 40g Parsley Leaf• 1 1/2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar• 200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil• 1 Green Chilli• 1 Clove Garlic• Zest Of 1 Lemon• Salt To Taste Other Ingredients• 2 x 10 oz Aged Sirloin Steaks• 300g Tenderstem Broccoli• 300g New Potatoes•…

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Festive Snacks & Tempting Treats

For those of you who were lucky enough to visit the Rheged Centre this Sunday you would have seen our Head Chef Dan McGeorge, and Head Pastry Chef Russel Lewington at a live cookery demonstration. They were called upon to showcase some festive snacks and tempting treats to wow your guests this Christmas at the…

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Five Go Foraging

“Let’s go foraging” exclaimed Jamie, “it’s Autumn now and I’m sure we will be able to find lots of yummy mushrooms”. “But how do we know if they’re edible?” asked Dan. “I know an expert” said Jamie, mysteriously. So it was decided, and the five, Jamie, Dan, Cameron, Steve and Wren the dog booked a…

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Dog Friendly Lake District

We love dogs here at Rothay Manor and treat them as one of the family, from Pomeranian’s to St Bernard’s! We have a dedicated dog friendly dining room so your canine companion can join you for breakfast (they may even be treated to a cheeky sausage!) and dinner. You can even enjoy our fabulous 3…

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A Great British Tradition

We certainly are a nation of tea lovers. There’s nothing that a nice cup of tea can’t fix. Catch up with friends? Have a nice cup of tea. Need a boost? Have a nice cup of tea. Bereavement? Have a nice cup of tea. Some say that it was Britain’s Secret Weapon during the war…

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5 of the Best Wild Swimming Spots

I’m not a natural swimmer, but I do like a little bit of natural swimming! The Lake District has the most amazing swimming spots to take a quick dip, from small pools high in the fells to the larger meres right on our doorstep. If you haven’t tried wild swimming I urge you to give…

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Being a Tourist

This past weekend we decided to visit some of the local tourist sites.  Normally I’m more focused on getting out on walks, runs and bike rides, but with an injured husband, an injured dog and the threat of Storm Freya, it seemed like an ideal time to do something a little more leisurely. First port…

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