Sunday, 26 April 2009

Celebrating Grandmothers Day in Galway!

It was quite a dreary day in Galway, but that did not stop all our Grannies from stepping out in style to share some recipes and methods of tasty treats they have been cooking up for many years. Kay Nicholson of Renmore, Galway arrived with a few of her Grandchildren in tow, joining Joan Colleran and her offspring.

Together with the help of SlowFood Convivium members they demonstrated the perfect pastry making methods, followed by a scrumptious Apple Tart. Some Ginger cookies were baked and decorated and even a few queen cakes were thrown into the mix.

Although these considerate Grannies have baked these items for as long as they can remember they have never used a recipe. They were kind enough to share their methods and secret ingredients with us so we can preserve a little of their talent and commemorate the inaugural Grandmothers Day in Ireland.
In addition to all the sweets and pastries a sampling of Spring Nettle Soup was on the stove and enjoyed by all in attendance—even the children! A great day was had by all and special thanks goes to Cáit Curran (Organics Matters Magazine) for arranging the use of the Enterprise Center in Ballybane, Galway.

In addition a great big Go Raibh Maith Agat goes to the entire SlowFood Galway Convivium board members (and spouses) for all their help in the planning, preparation, execution and clean up of this event!

Looking forward to the next one!

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