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ANY PLANS YET FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY??

May is almost on our doorstep and there’s a delicious edge crispness to the days. Any plans for the FIRST WEEKEND?? Worry no more’ cause we’ve got the weekend planned out for you. -ARRIVE @ MANGO HILL COTTAGES on FRID 3rd May -WINETASTING @ HILL OF PROMISE CELLAR DOOR -SLEEP IN SATURDAY MORNING 4th May,…

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Come to share our story

 ‘Story’ and the ‘telling of it’ are as old as society itself.  Stories are added to with the passing of the years. Stories reflect our challenges, our dreams, our struggles, our journey. Come and hear our story. But that’s only half of it…. we  ask to hear yours as well! CELLAR OPEN basically 7 DAYS…

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The joy of gardening…

The intention might be to spend just an hour, do a little tidying up, pick up that pile of prunings, rake up that patch of fallen leaves  and before you know it you’ve spent a full day in the garden!  Gardeners amongst you will know what I’m talking about. That touch of Autumn in the…

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What a difference a downpour makes!

After 3 months of virtually no rain, we were blessed with some decent downpours last week.  Yes, the weeds have shot off like sprinters from starting blocks, but the compensation is the beautiful lush green growth everywhere in the garden.

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HAPPY ST PATRICKS’ DAY…. 17TH MARCH 2019

Terranzo the winemaker is equally proud of his Irish heritage as he is of his Sicilian! That’s one reason, twenty years ago, we named our THREE RIGHT HANDS FORTIFIED RED formerly PORT (the name PORT has been taken from use unless of course it is made in OPORTO -PORTUGAL) taking the idea from the BYRNE FAMILY…

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Refreshing LEMONCELLO

The Italians have hit onto something with LIMONCELLO, the delicious and refreshing lemon liqueur that leads a double life… as both an aperitivó  and a digestivó. Ours here at HILL OF PROMISE – LEMONCELLO – is 20% alcohol compared with the high octane Italian variety at 40%. We’ve just realised the latest batch after having…

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LEMON DELICIOUS….. so easy, so refreshing!

Recipe as promised:   You need-  2 Lemons (zest of 2, juice of 2) 60 g soft unsalted butter 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs (separated) 3 tablespoons GF SR flour 1 and 1/2 cups milk   You do- Get your baking pan for the bath of hot water ready, oven 180 C + buttered…

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At the Cellar door

When you call into the Cellar Door this week, don’t forget to take some fresh rosemary from the Winery Herb patch. It’s such an aromatic, versatile herb. goes remarkably with beef or lamb and just the ticket for that tray of mixed roast veggies. the Little Cellar Rat is chuffed with how her herb patch…

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BUON NATALE!

Terranzo the winemaker and Maria the Little Cellar Rat wish you all BUON NATALE!  May you enjoy spending time with loved ones, family and friends. May your table be graced by the stranger and peppered with interesting and lively conversation. We’ve made CAVALLUCCI di SIENA  (‘little horses’)  delicious spiced and fruited rustic biscuits, a Christmas…

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The secret is in the dressing!

Summer and salads are just made for each other and the magic in lifting your Greek or Garden Salad lies in the dressing. Flicking through the first publication by Maria Anello – NEW FARM DELI – gave me the inspiration for this one:  EV olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, lemon thyme.  It’s just darn…

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