Last night I attended a wonderful Awards dinner for Businesswomen of the Year Awards 2011 as part of Network Ireland's North Tipperary branch. The dinner was held at Sous Le Vent in Thurles and was well attended with members of the Network and guests- about 40 people. The buzz in the place was unreal. I'll be doing a longer post on this but for now my heartiest congratulations to the two winners, Louisa Condon from The Ant Team in Thurles and Anne-Marie Walsh from The Tipperary Kitchen in Holycross, just outside of Thurles.
Continuing on featuring Tipperary Producers, today I wanted to introduce you to Florrie Purcell of The Scullery- another Nenagh based business that I discovered up at Showcase back in January. She was also up at Bloom 2011 over the bank holiday weekend although I could hardly get near to her due to the crowds.
Her website is not up and running yet but you'll find her at festivals and food fairs around the country. Her Apple, Sultana and Cinammon compote won One Gold Star at the British Guild of Fine Food Awards in 2010. But she has many other awards as well and has received much publicity about her products.
Florrie launched The Scullery in 2004 and now has 21 products in her range. They are based on old-fashioned simple cooking- with no additives and preservatives.
She makes individual Christmas puddings and a beet root relish as well along with many more. The general consensus is - they are all great- although I have not tried them all yet myself.
Florrie, being a Tipperary Producer will, of course, be at Totally Tipperary on the 25th June in Cloughjordan so be sure to come out and taste her products in person. If the products don't win you over- Florrie's wonderful personality will!
You can contact Florrie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out where to buy her products or ring her on 086-1744402.