Seaweed farming in the UK

Seaweed, as the name aptly reflects, is the creation of the underwater world.  However the weeds like dulse, kelp, laver, carrageen, badderlocks, and tangle with their specific traits of rich nutritious content are much more than weeds and reminiscent of any healthy and nutritious land-based food. They bloom under the sea and are exhorted as […]

Why we should grow and eat more seaweed

Why we should grow and eat more seaweed It’s one of the healthiest, most versatile ‘weeds’ around. Asian countries have enjoyed the benefits for centuries. So where is the market for homegrown UK seaweed? Was ever a group of aquatic plants more inaptly named? True, they’re found in the sea, but the likes of kelp, […]

Creathnach (Dulse)

Creathnach, for centuries, with its versatile qualities and 56 nutrient contents, has been the preferred delicacy and palatable delight for inhabitants living along the western coasts of Canada, Ireland and other Northern European countries.  Now its influence is reaching all over the world. Belonging to the family of red algae, Creathnach resembles the shape of […]

Dillisk in Ballybofey, Donegal

Dillisk in Ballybofey, Donegal

Ballybofey, in County Donegal, is a typical Donegal town, with a lively music and bar scene.  Many will know it as a pass-through on the drive from Belfast to Donegal, via Strabane.  But the town itself is well worth a visit. The people are known to be particularly friendly and it has a very Donegal […]

Cooking with Carrageen Moss – A delicious and simple recipe

Carrageen moss is a delicacy of the Irish people and their traditional food.  It got its name from the Carrageen village where it was the most flourishing industry.  It’s a colourful food as its tiny fans of purple, pink and cream colours are enough to attract people towards it.  Carrageen is  gathered from the southern […]

Fresh Dulse Supplies Running Low

A quick update to say that we are running very low of Dulse (Dillisk).  The last batch we got wasn’t dried enough so we had to bin it.  We only ever send it out when the quality is absolutely tip top, picked straight off the rocks and dried in the open sun till it’s crunchy […]

Buying edible seaweed – Where to source fresh seaweed?

Seaweed with its exotic tastes and varied qualities is now cherished by people all over the world.  But many of us still wonder where to buy fresh edible seaweeds as retail outlets are very rare.   However now buying edible seaweed is not difficult, as there are outlets in and around your areas, and online stores […]

Health Benefits of Cooking with Seaweed

Health Benefits of Cooking with Seaweed

One of the vegetables that I am very fond of is seaweeds. I love it not only because of its taste but because of the many nutrients it can deliver to our body. Seaweeds have always been part of the staple diet of Asians who lived near the sea. To the seaside residents, it is […]