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Foraging Tips & Seaweed Recipes

04 Jun

March 17th first day of the seaweed picking season

St Patrick’s Day,  March 17th is traditionally the first day of the seaweed picking season. Sleabhcan is one of the first seaweeds to start growing and the young leaves are delicious in sweet and savoury foods.

When I was growing up, it was usually boiled for hours and served hot. Mrs Kiniry, originally from West Clare, then living in Fenor, believed that 3 “feeds” of sleabhcan were necessary for good health!

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We are passionate about seaweed - foraging for it, cooking with it, sharing our knowledge and experience with others, sustainably using it, recognising that it is part of an important and quite amazing ecological web.

Marie Power, aka, The Sea Gardener, grew up on the Copper Coast of Co. Waterford and leads walks, give talks & workshops on seaweed and rocky shore ecology for people who want to know more about this indigenous health food.

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