SEAWEEDS

How to Forage Shellfish Safely

How to Forage Shellfish Safely

I love foraging, I love the adventure of it, the thrill, the simplicity and the sheer satisfaction of collecting, preparing and eating my own gathered wild food. The last time I foraged for mussels I was with a friend, it was a wild, windy day […]

Carrageen Seaweed Cough and Cold Syrup

Carrageen Seaweed Cough and Cold Syrup

I’ve always loved the taste of Carrageen seaweed- so comforting and soothing. Which, is just what you need when you’re under the weather. Maybe it’s the 14% Irish in me (see note below), or maybe it’s just that carrageen is delicious and good for you. Coughs […]

The Seaweed Forager – A Podcast with Rachel Lambert

The Seaweed Forager – A Podcast with Rachel Lambert

Karen Pirie, a Cornwall based podcaster recently joined me on a seaweed foraging course to record a podcast for her new venture; Cornwall Woman. I’ve known Karen for a few years and find her easy company. She travelled with me to meet our group of keen […]

Tasty Dulse Seaweed Soda Bread (Gluten-free)

Tasty Dulse Seaweed Soda Bread (Gluten-free)

No, I’m not gluten-free, though this recipe for Dulse Seaweed Soda Bread is delicious and was more popular than the normal bread I baked for an event, so I thought I’d share it here. The basis of this recipe came from my sister (the gluten-free […]

Perfect Beach Food: Carrot, Ginger and Seaweed Salad

Perfect Beach Food: Carrot, Ginger and Seaweed Salad

Everytime I run a Seaweed Foraging Course I make tasters. Sometimes I stick to old favourites like seaweed hummus, or 3 Seaweed Soup though often I tweak things or experiment – I like to keep things fresh and new. Frequently I make seaweed bread and […]

Take it To the Edge – Seaweeding for Adventurers

Take it To the Edge – Seaweeding for Adventurers

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” William Feather   Life’s an adventure isn’t it?! And adventures can come in all shapes and sizes, from trying a new food to exploring a new place, to […]

What Can You Forage on the Helford?

What Can You Forage on the Helford?

I love the diversity of Cornwall; here I am writing by the South coast, and next week I’ll be down an estuary (image above), near a beautiful creek, stepping over a slightly different range of plants and edibles. Though hang on a minute. Foraging isn’t […]

2 Billion Old Seaweed and Still Tasty!

2 Billion Old Seaweed and Still Tasty!

I’m standing on a rock at low tide, layers of organic matter below my feet, formed over billions of years. Beyond me is the great ocean herself, perhaps where we all came from and marking a time before our migration, along with (now) terrestrial plants, […]

Wild Garlic and Seaweed Oil (inspired by Nathan Outlaw)

Wild Garlic and Seaweed Oil (inspired by Nathan Outlaw)

Here in Cornwall, three-cornered leek (allium triquetrium) is often called wild garlic. I don’t have a problem with that. I enjoy local names, to me, I associate it with locals taking ownership of the plants, land and so-called weeds surrounding them and I see that […]

Gorse Flower and Sargassum Seaweed Foccacia

Gorse Flower and Sargassum Seaweed Foccacia

Part of the fun of foraging for me is coming home with a wonderful choice of unusual ingredients to cook and create with, or drying them to use another day. In my kitchen pretty much anything goes, of course there have been disasters along the […]