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Foraging Tips & Seaweed Recipes

Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

RTE Nationwide April 15

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:

Published in Blog
Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

Sargassum the Invasive Seaweed

Sargassum muticum / Wireweed is appearing more frequently on Irish shores.

This brown seaweed came from Japan, it is believed, in commercial oyster spat It's edible - quite tasty - but is on the list of invasive alien species.

Published in About Seaweed
Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

KiIlfarassey Strand

KiIlfarassey Strand provided a beautiful backdrop to yesterday evenings forage. The edible species were easy to find and we sampled some wild dishes afterwards. Thanks to the Calmast team for organising the Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science and to everyone who came along.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Sunset Beach Foraging Walk at Kilfarassey

Sunset Beach Foraging Walk at Kilfarassey Monday May 20th. 7 pm.

Booking essential with Bealtaine Festival.

Published in Recent Happenings
Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Clonea Strand Foraging Walks

Day 2 at Clonea Strand. Big crowd for the 2nd seaweed forage of the West Waterford Festival of Food. Marie will be holding a cookery demonstration at The Tannery Cookery School this afternoon.

Published in Recent Happenings

Seaweed Cookery Workshop with demo and tasting on Saturday Aprl 13th at 2.30pm. Come to Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan

Published in Recent Happenings
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 00:00

Ardkeen Quality Food Store

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!

Published in Recent Happenings
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 00:00

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 often sold bleached to a creamy white.

Published in About Seaweed

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About Us

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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