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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 Fenor, Co.Waterford. On this seaweed workshop, we could all see where the phrase Sea Garden originated - looking at the amazing rock pools and what was growing and living in them, and learn from The Sea Gardener how they could make us more healthy and how to connect fully with the source of our food and experience the living earth.
The piece also included a visit to the kitchen in which The Sea Gardener foods - snack bars and caponata - are made, and a tasting at the local Supervalu store in Tramore
Click on this link to see the piece:
Lyric FM’s series “History on a Plate” (August 9th) features Marie speaking with Catherine Cleary about seaweed and foraging on Kilfarassey Strand. Click on this link to hear the programme:
Marie will be at Ardkeen Quality Food Store on Saturday March 23rd 11am – 1.30 pm – to talk to customers about her book – The Sea Garden.
Come along for a chat about seaweed cookery and foraging and taste some
recipes from the book!
3 generations of seaweed cooks – Cait, Marie and Emma. Pictured at the launch of The Sea Garden in the Mayor’s Parlour on March 15th 2013.
With the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr Jim D’arcy and Catherine Cleary Irish Times journalist