The Best Young Chefs In The Country Choose Velvet Cloud Yogurt

The Best Young Chefs In The Country C...

Last Sunday 25th September the final of Irelands Best Young chefs 2022 took place in the Inter continental hotel in Dublin. The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition is Ireland’s premier cooking awards for young chefs

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The C Word !

The C Word !

I wont actually type the word here, because I know we are not allowed to until Halloween is over. But we’ve had a very busy week, preparing for the C word festive season! 

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An Emotional One

An Emotional One

We posted the story below on our social media recently and it exploded, I know many of you don't spend time on social media so I thought I would share it with you here as it seemed to resonate with so many. 

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Kindness and A Festival In The Sunshine

Kindness and A Festival In The Sunshine

Yesterday in glorious sunshine we spent the day at Sheridans Food Festival in Co Meath. Of all the festivals we do, this one is the most enjoyable. Everyone who has a stall there and everyone who visits loves good artisan food, 

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Irish Times Journalist Gets Us Unblocked From Twitter

Irish Times Journalist Gets Us Unbloc...

About 10 days ago I wrote here, that we had been banned from Twitter and were awaiting to hear back from them having appealed the decision. The offending Tweet was a Good Morning Mayo tweet with rising mist and a duck quacking. Anyhow 10 days later we still hadn’t heard anything. So this morning Sunday, using the account of @SiobhanTheSheep I tweeted out that we were still blocked over on @VelvetCloud and if anyone could help that would be fantastic. To the rescue comes the journalist with The Irish Times Conor Pope who had a lot more luck that us contacting Twitter and got a “spokesperson” and by this afternoon we were unblocked  twitter and got a short email from them notifying us we were back up and running and apologizing for the error. Its interesting though isn’t it how mere farmers like us don’t get any replies but a journalist will?  Anyway we are happy and back to tweeting about sunrises in Mayo again.  I would like also to pay tribute to Siobhan The Sheep who did a great job in my absence and gained herself a whole load of new followers. For the full story see Conor’s article here. 

https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2022/09/11/irish-cheesemaker-blocked-by-twitter-over-mayo-sunrise-post/

 

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Some Chef Inspiration Using Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk Yogurt

Some Chef Inspiration Using Velvet Cl...

It's been a while since I shared some chef and customer inspiration for dishes using Velvet Cloud, so here are a few:

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Blocked On Twitter

Blocked On Twitter

On Thursday I posted my usual good morning Mayo tweet. I think I said "mist rising, birds singing, one duck quacking", it was accompanied by a video of the sun rising over the lake. About 20 mins later when I tried to get into Twitter again I got a message saying,

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The House Is Very Silent Today

The House Is Very Silent Today

So for the first time in months, the house is silent. I have my office in the house, and all summer long I’ve been interrupted with the comings and goings of the junior shepherds and their friends

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We Had A Visitor This Weekend

We Had A Visitor This Weekend

We had a lovely visit on Saturday afternoon. It was from a young chef Shana Murphy working in Adare Manor.  Shana is  one fo the six finalists in the Euro toques Your Chef Of The Year competition.

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Rowan Berries Who Knew?

Rowan Berries Who Knew?

I was out again yesterday evening, walking the dogs and foraging (translate as picking some wild berries).

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