Wednesday, December 05, 2012

We are full this weekend for the next cookery workshop. We are also full over Christmas, but we do have some availability for New Year, normal prices, we do not put on anything special for New Year, as people have such different requirements of that time! No price increases for next year.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Vegan Cookery Workshop

We have just completed the first cookery workshop at Michael House.  It was Christmas themed, plus dishes for other meals.  We prepared Christmas pudding, French onion soup, mint and lemon sorbet, bakewell tart, braised red cabbage, walnut pate en-croute, sweetcorn chowder, chocolate and pecan tart, scrambled tofu, potato rosti, and discussed the vegetable preparation, and the recipes for the other dishes I made were included in the recipe details for participants, carrot and coconut soup, nut roast and chocolate pots.  I think it went well, we all had a fun time!  The next course in two weeks time is full, look out for details of others in the New Year.

Monday, November 19, 2012

You are invited to

Crafts at

Michael House

Trelake Lane, Treknow, PL34 0EW

Friday, 30th Nov. 5 – 8 pm

Saturday 1st Dec. and

Sunday 2nd Dec.

11am – 5pm

Hand crafted, locally made gifts, including:

Cakes, pottery, scarves,

wooden giftware, metalware, pictures, jams, chutneys, cards, decorations, order your

Christmas wreath

Enjoy a free glass of mulled wine or soft drink as you browse

Free entry

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Half term

We still have some availability over half term, next week.  Hope to see you.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Three nights for the price fo two

Our '3 for 2' offer starts on Monday 1st October until the week before Easter next year, excluding Christmas and New Year.  As long as you have supper each night, you only pay for two night's bed and breakfast, based on two sharing a room.  Total cost for three nights, two people, is £262 for an en-suite room, £246 for the room with private bathroom.  Saving of £68 or £60.

The Old Post Office, Tintagel

Friday, August 31, 2012

Events at Michael House, autumn 2012

Cookery workshops

We are offering vegan cookery workshops for the first time this autumn.

Vegan Christmas

23rd – 25th November, or

7th – 9th December

Suitable for those moving to a vegan lifestyle, long term vegans seeking new ideas and those who cook for vegans, or anyone who is interested. Aim to be fun, with demonstrations, discussions, a little hands on, idea sharing, very informal. We will cover 4 courses of a Christmas dinner, main dish being walnut pate en-croute, adapted from Rose Elliot, and then eat it in the evening! Sunday we will make breakfast and a simple lunch. Recipes to take away.

Introductory cost, inclusive of accommodation, full board, two nights, £160 per person, based on two sharing. No problem if partner non participatory, they will pay £68 bed and breakfast, plus any meals they have. £40 single supplement. £50.00 for non residents, includes supper on the Saturday, simple lunches and two glasses wine. Minimum 3 people, maximum, 6.

Look out for more workshops in the new year. Why not give this as a gift to someone?

Christmas at Michael House 2012

Fancy being looked after and spoiled over the Christmas period? Get away from it all, relax, walk and have tea by the open fire at Michael House, followed by delicious festive meals! We are offering a four night break over Christmas again this year, as follows:

Arrive on Monday 24th December, in time for afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal.

On Christmas Day, have a leisurely breakfast, which will precede a four course Christmas dinner in the early/mid afternoon. Supper will be buffet style.

Boxing Day, another leisurely breakfast and a light lunch if you would like it. Afternoon tea will again be served by the fire, and a three course evening meal will follow.

On Thursday 27th, breakfast, afternoon tea and a three course supper will be on offer. Guests will depart on the Friday morning, after breakfast.

Four nights, partly full board, £325 per person for the en-suite rooms, and £275 for the room with private bathroom. A single supplement will apply.

Bookings for earlier or later dates will be at the normal rate.

‘What a fabulous way to spend Christmas…thanks for all the cosseting and pampering – we really needed it’ 01840 770 592

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We have availability this weekend if anyone is thinking of visiting Cornwall, and the weather forecast is not too bad. Don't hold me to that if it rains the whole weekend though...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An update on our trial with offering non dairy milk only -  we have reluctantly decided, following some people requesting dairy milk, to have dairy milk available for now, but to provide opportunities for guests to try other milks.  We now have a little fridge in the dining room, which will hold soya, dairy and other milks for use in the bedrooms.

We have some availability before and after the Bank Holiday and into the beginning of September.  Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

between weds 25th July and August 7th, we do have some availability. The weather is gorgeous just now, hope to see you soon!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In the light of the announcement today that the cull of badgers is to go ahead, we have decided to stop serving all dairy products at Michael House for a trial period.  The hypocrisy of vegans supporting the dairy industry has sat uncomfortably for some time, this seems like an ideal opportunity to move forward.  We will keep copious amounts of soya, rice and possibly almond milks for guests, and will put our little flasks of soya milk in the rooms.  We will seek feedback on this and make it very clear to people so that they know what to expect when booking.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Vegan cupcakes.

8fl oz soya milk

1 tsp vinegar - cider vinegar is best

5oz caster sugar

3fl oz vegetable oil

1 and half tsp vanilla extract

4oz plain flour

1 and half oz cocoa pdr

Three quarters tsp bicarbonate of soda

Half tsp baking pdr

Quarter tsp salt

Preheat oven to 175 C. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Whisk soya milk and vinegar together and set aside to curdle. Then add sugar, oil and vanilla and beat until foamy. In separate bowl, sift and mix flour, cocoa pdr, bicarb, baking pdr and salt. Mix into wet ingredients, I do all the process in a mixer. Pour into liners, three quarters fill. Bake 18 - 20 minutes. Eat hot or allow to cool and spread with 'buttercream', or decorate.

Buttercream - I find half this quantity is plenty

3 oz vegan marge

Half tsp vanilla essence

6 oz sieved icing sugar

2 oz sieved cocoa pdr

Whizz together and smother cakes!

Courtesy 'Vegan cupcakes take over the world' by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Another nice one is shortbread, I make a hazelnut shortbread with strawberries dessert, but you could adapt it to be more cakey. It is by Delia, form her vegetarian collection. I use the little vanilla desserts or custard for the middle, but the shortcakes alone would be lovely.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Special offer, fabulous weather forecast.  15% discount on bed and breakfast for stays until Friday 1st June, any number of nights.  You must stay between today (21st May) and depart by Friday 1st June.  Please mention that you have seen this here, or on Facebook!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter to everyone.

Monday, April 02, 2012

We do have some availability over Easter, if you are thinking of coming to Cornwall.  Hope to see you!
Dog food?  My favourite

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Michael House is featured, along with 7 other veggie and vegan places, in the March edition of Vegetarian Living magazine. Have a look if you get a chance.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Loads of artichokes, and no-one to eat them!

We have lots of artichokes from the garden at present, absolutely delicious, and they make lovely soup, with carrot, or roasted or in pies etc.  We just had them with potato in rosti, very nice!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! I shall be very slightly tweaking the tariff for Michael House for this year, but all bookings taken before the new rates appear on the website will be honoured at the old prices, so get booking!

this picture was taken on holiday in Shropshire!