An unforgettable 3 hour experience with homemade wild seaweed tasters. Step onto the Cornish shoreline and discover edible seaweeds; their qualities, colours, where/how they live, how to harvest them sustainably, use them, identify them and lots of recipe ideas!
Facilitated by an experienced guide and award-winning author on seaweed foraging and cooking. We'll cover the top 10, tastiest, most nutritional seasonal seaweeds, giving you hands-on, practical knowledge, enabling you to see the sea and coastline in a whole new way!
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This course is run down the end of a windy road on the Lizard peninsula. A beautifully un-spoilt area, which is also great for sailing and boating. St Anthony-in-Meanage also reveals a wonderful range of seaweeds at low tide.
Level of Walk: The walk is only about 1.5 miles, though gets increasingly tricky as you have to navigate over rocks that can easily make it feel that the seaweeds are out of reach. This venue is for those who feel comfortable clambering over a fair amount of potentially slippery rocks.
Course outline and what to expect:
- 8-10 seaweeds
- Guidance on seaweed identification, safety, seasons and how to harvest and pick
- Tried and tested suggestions on cooking seaweeds and recipes
- How to dry and store seaweeds
- Nutritional and medicinal information (where known, please note I am not a Medical Herbalist)
- Wild seaweeds tasters – I will pre-make tasters that incorporate seaweeds, which we will enjoy during the course, e.g. – seaweed hummus and seaweed bread – hot spicy seaweed broth – seaweed crackers and wild garlic and seaweed dip – sweet seaweed cookies or meringues
- Guidelines on the legal side of harvesting seaweeds, including a Seaweed Harvesting Handout.
- Opportunity to buy a signed copy of my Seaweed book/s.