Butter Live!

15 Mar 2011

I am delighted to be joining RTE’s Ella McSweeney and Alan Kingston of Glenilen Farm tomorrow night for Butter Live, a live event where we will be making butter together online from County Tipperary, Ireland.

Log on tomorrow, 16th March at 7pm Irish Time {3pm EST, 2pmCST, 1pm MT, Noon PST…} and see how easy it is to make butter in your very own kitchen. All you will need is 2 pints of cream,  a whisk, a bowl of iced water, a spatula and an internet connection!

Join in!

Slan Abhaile,

GIY Week Press Release

Butter Live!

– A live online event with Ella McSweeney, Wednesday March 16th @ 7pm

To celebrate GIY Week, we’re asking people to join us for a live online event on Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm with RTE presenter and broadcaster, Ella Mc Sweeney. Coming live from St. Ailbe’s School in Tipperary, Ella will be making butter from raw milk cream from Brochan Cocoman’s award-winnning Kildare herd. Ella will be joined by farmer and butter enthusiast Alan Kingston of the award-winning Glenilen Farm, Cork. American-born, Imen McDonnell, who married an Irish farmer and writes a lovely farmhouse food blog and a column for Irish Country Living from their farm in County Limerick will be joining in as well.

With a passion for Irish food and farming, Ella is a huge supporter of home-grown food and our love for butter.  “When I first turned fresh, white cream into a block of gorgeous yellow butter, I was just amazed at how easy the whole process was – here was I eating butter all my life and I hadn’t even made it from scratch. It was hugely satisfying, and pretty gorgeous, too!  As a patron of GIY Ireland, I’m asking everyone out there to log on from your kitchen on Wednesday 16th March at 7pm with cream, a whisk, a bowl and a spatula on hand, and together we will whisk up a storm”.   Ella Mc Sweeney is a GIY patron, and comes with plenty of experience she keeps rare breed hens, pigs and grows fruit and vegetables in her urban garden in Dublin, Ireland. She is proof that you can have a busy lifestyle and still find the time to have a productive garden.

It’s easy – all you need is: 2 pints of fresh cream, a whisk, a bowl with iced water, a spatula and a computer hooked up to www.giyireland.com.
Wednesday 16th March, 7pm.  Log on to www.giyireland.ie for this live online event.

About GIY Week
GIY Week 2011 takes place from the 12th to the 19th of March and is GIY’s first major outreach event of the year.  The event is timed to coincide with the start of the 2011 growing season and aims to encourage people who have never grown anything at all to pledge to stick a seed in the ground.  GIY groups around Ireland will be hosting events to provide would-be GIYers with the skills that they need to grow their own successfully.  On Facebook, GIY plans to get over 100,000 people to take a pledge to grow something they can eat: www.facebook.com/giyireland

For more information on GIY Week Events, visit www.giyireland.com/markets/events

For more information contact Sarah Fleming at GIY Ireland on +353 86 086 8770 or email sarah@giyireland.com


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2 Responses to “Butter Live!”

  1. Lorraine says:

    Yay – delighted you’re on board Imen. Hope you have a good GIY week!

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