Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Gone aforagin' on the seashore

Ugh, it's awful dark in the mornings, and the pier's shut until 8am so work prevents a stroll along it.

However, along the coast at Kingsdown there's an opportunity for more scrumping..... seaweeds this time.

Nothing fancy, just a good clean, a snip and a stir-fry, with Sea Lettuce performing best while the red stuff (Dulse?) proved less tasty. Seved with a few focaccia courtesy of a North-west blogger, it was a good meal.

Bladder Rack and Tangle (or Kelp) are also edible but take a bit more cooking.

Sea Lettuce

On the landward side, Seaton gravel pits to be precise, it was good to see Hogweed in flower, with its unbalanced outer florets emphasising the delights within.
Down the stem was a Caddis fly.... not sure I've ever seen one before.

And continuing the food thread:- Jelly Ear.... very fresh, very jellyish, very bouncy, and ... quite tasty.
I do like to know where my next meal's coming from.


NW Nature Nut said...

Thanks for the link to my blog. I am intrigued. Do you have a book you recommend for ID on seaweed? How do you know what you can eat? It sure is a healthy food!

Kingsdowner said...

Hi Michele,
All seaweeds are edible (over here at least) but some are more edible than others and need different cooking techniques.
And some are more tasty than others :-S