This year for the first time, we joined Karen Ward for a Rude Food Cookery demo in the Town Hall, organised by Rob and Anne of Blasta Wholefoods. We made Sea Lettuce & Hummous Wraps, Aubergine stuffed with Sea Gardener Caponata & Mozarella and White Chocolate, Raspberry & Blackberry Carrageen Pudding. Karen made 2 healthy raw food dishes. Delighted with the reaction to the tastes. And all this food was so healthy.... so we can have it all - healthy AND delicious!
SGC Cinema used Sea Gardener Bars for it's "Munching at the Movies" feature, along with other locally-produced foods. What a nice idea! And we discovered the interesting programme of "Stage to Screen" Films....from Museums, Theatres and Operas around the world, so we'll be back to SGC.
Back on the Quay, for Seafood Saturday, we offered a Mulligatawny Soup (with seaweed) and Blaas (filled with a choice of Seaweed Butter, Dilisk or Mushroom & Olive Caponata) for lunch.....it went down a treat with festival goers. That is, until the gazebo nearly took off in a gust of wind. So we closed up shop and headed to Clonea. Emma, Gerry & Darragh meanwhile ran an excellent stall in the Enterprising Food Markey, alongside Aurelia's Foods, Trish's Honey Products, Sea of Vitality, Early Bird Eggs, Tastefully Yours and other small, local producers. This initiative is highly successful for showcasing new producers & products.
All hands were on deck for what was a busy weekend, so thanks a mill to Emma, Gerry and Darragh. To Trudi and the students of Mercyhurst College who stewarded at Clonea. To Eimhin, Catherine, Natasha & Aine and all the staff and volunteers who make the Festival the success it is.