The Sea Gardener on Nationwide

The Sea Gardener featured on Nationwide recently. On Friday March 20th, the spring equinox, solar eclipse and a full moon all aligned to create one of the best tides for seaweed foraging. So we headed to the strand and talked about seaweed uses, seaweed cookery and Hilitetv captured it all on film in the beautiful setting of Kilfarassey Strand, near […]

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Springtime Seaweed

Spring has sprung and the seaweed foraging season has begun. St. Patrick’s Day traditionally marked the start of the season, with sleabhcan, dulaman and even some dilisk providing tasty additions to the winter diet. This year, the sleabhcan is slow to emerge….it, uncharacteristically, grew well into winter last year and is later as a result.The good news is that some […]

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Cure Coughs and Colds with Carrageen

Winter is here and I hope you got to dry and store your foraged seaweeds to use throughout the season, until new growth next spring. If not, you can buy most varieties in your local health shop or quality supermarket. Carrageen is one worth having in the store cupboard. Known also by the names Carrageen Moss, Irish Moss, it is […]

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The 1st Day of Seaweed Christmas

On the first day of Christmas….. Sweets and Baking Blend in….Shortbread Beat  100g Butter with wooden spoon until soft. Mix in 50g caster sugar and then beat in 150g plain white Flour with 1 tsp. Sweets & Baking Blend added until mixture comes together into a ball. Roll out to an even 4 mm thickness, stamp out shapes and place […]

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12 Days Of Seaweed Christmas

Our Selection of 6 Seaweed Blends 2018 is the year when we introduced our range of 6 seaweed blends, making it easier than ever to use seaweed in everyday cooking. They were awarded the BLAS ne hEireann Chef’s Choice Award and described as a “must-have” ingredient by the judges. For the next 12 days, we’re sharing recipes / tips for […]

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