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Irish Hollow Innkeeper's Blog

We have been serving an appetizer, our version of the traditional meal of the local miners during Galena's lead-mining boom.  It is the Cornish Pasty, a meal that could be wrapped in a kerchief and eaten by hand for lunch.  It is simply a meat pie, and since there have been many requests for the how-to.... I have ... Read Entry
Daffodils... by the hundreds are popping up all over the grounds at Irish Hollow.  I thought that this would be the time, while I am appreciating the magic of the moment to share a couple of tips that we employ to help ours flourish and multiply.  First, they do make tremendous cut flowers, so we use them in seaso... Read Entry
By Request.... Here is the recipe for our crazily popular Flourless (yes, gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake! Irish Hollow's Love By Chocolate Cake The Cake that makes you fall in love… over and over again! Preheat to 350º Ingredients: 2 Sticks Butter, cut up 1 1/2 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 1/4 C Sugar 1 C Uns... Read Entry
Sometimes the day just seems to run past without my noticing.  Without the directive to pause, somehow we continue to do what we love to do - work - all day long!  So, our new practice at the Inn is called "Innkeeper Siesta", when at some point ... Read Entry
I proudly believe that I make the best caramel apple on the planet!  The elements:         A STICK from the forest to represent the rich texture of the season      The perfect APPLE to emulate the crisp Autumn after... Read Entry