shake it all up

Yesterday I was invited to talk to a group of business women about money.  I am not an accountant, and I was fired by Barings as a corporate finance executive because I was rubbish at the job (and hated it even more) so I was an interesting choice of speaker.  However, I am passionate about simple living and about organising oneself to achieve more time to do what you want to do rather than having to spend every hour God gave us working in order to keep one’s head above water.

I had a lovely morning, they were a super group of ladies and I think we all had a lot of fun and learned a lot from each other.  During the course of my talk I held a jar with a thick cream liquid in it that I shook constantly.  I said all would be revealed at the end.

This is what I made

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Butter.  And very delicious butter with no additives.  Organic double cream which I shook, on and off for half an hour or so.  By product, buttermilk for pancakes at the weekend.

Here it is wrapped and ready to pop in the fridge until we need it.

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I am not suggesting that you all make your own butter, but I am pointing out that cutting out the middleman, making it yourself isn’t as hard as most people think  It also means you know what is in it and it usually tastes a whole lot better too.

Love Gillie

 

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