This course is run just outside the picturesque village of Mousehole, away from the harbour and boats, in a beautiful open and often sparsely visited cove. It is easy to get to, there will be little walking, with a wonderful diversity of seaweeds.
Course outline and what to expect:
- 8-10 seaweeds
- Guidance on seaweed identification, safety, seasons and how to harvest and pick
- Tried and tested suggestions on cooking seaweeds and recipes
- How to dry and store seaweeds
- Nutritional and medicinal information (where known, please note I am not a Medical Herbalist)
- Wild seaweeds tasters – I will pre-make tasters that incorporate seaweeds, which we will enjoy during the course, e.g. one of the following;
- – seaweed hummus and seaweed bread
- – hot spicy seaweed broth
- – seaweed crackers and wild garlic and seaweed dip
- – sweet seaweed cookies or meringues
- Guidelines on the legal side of harvesting seaweeds, including a Seaweed Harvesting Handout.
- Opportunity to buy a signed copy of my Seaweed book/s.
What to wear: There will be a fair amount of standing around and it is often more breezy on the shore. Please bring/wear layers, a wind proof and weather appropriate clothing. Footwear you are happy to get a little wet, and feel comfortable and confident in for walking across potentially slippery rocks, e.g. wellies, sailing shoes or bare feet.
Meet: Outside the Sandpiper Gallery, Mousehole Harbour, Mousehole, TR19 6QE
Min/Max numbers: 5-15 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others
Transport: Ample car parks though do give yourself time to park, as not all are nearby. Local buses from Penzance, do let me know if you can offer or need a lift.
What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, layers can be helpful. Bottle of water or drink, snacks (optional), any personal medication needed, sun lotion, camera, notebook and pen.