Home made soup…

June 10, 2014

Mint, cucumber and fresh peas make a wonderful summer soup that can be served either hot or cold.  It could be served with fresh crusty bread and sea lettuce butter as a light lunch or supper dish but we will be serving it this Sunday 15th June 2014 as part of our three course lunch […]

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Sea Cabbage or Silverwhips…

May 28, 2014

Sea Cabbage or Silverwhips as they are know as here in Staithes or more commonly known else where as Wild Cabbage ‘brassica oleracea’. This plant transforms Staithes into a riot of yellows… greens… with a hint of purple during May. Even when the sea fret is present, which can be often at this time of […]

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Kittiwakes

May 22, 2014

The last couple of days have been spent watching kittiwakes collecting nesting materials from the foreshore here in Staithes.  At one point the kittiwakes were even taking material from a herring gull’s nest,  while the herring gull put up a fight the kittiwakes continued to pinch it’s nest.   A quick count of  nests on the […]

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Staithes in bloom… Bluebells….

May 11, 2014
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Staithes in bloom…

April 23, 2014
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Goldcrest

April 4, 2014

It’s not just us humans who get disorientated in this foggy weather we are experiencing here on the coastal edge of the North York Moors National Park, it’s the wild life too.  Sean’s just phoned from sea, he’s got lots of  goldcrests taking a rest on board his boat ‘All My Sons‘.  One of them […]

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Lots of layers of clothing…

April 3, 2014

If you are joining us for a day on the foreshore lots of layers of clothing are best, as this is the north east coast of England after all. I did start off  with mittens as well, you can just see them peeping out of my pocket, but got to warm…:) Both coat and jumper […]

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Home made soup

March 28, 2014

After a morning spent on the foreshore on one of our Coastal Craft or Ancient Paint Palette Day Courses look forward to a mug of home made vegetable soup with fresh crusty bread and Tricia’s special lobster and seaweed butters. Carrot and Coriander will be next on the menu, in the style of Elizabeth David, […]

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Holy Mackerel…! Fishing and Foraging off the coast of North Yorkshire…

March 26, 2014

Here’s the video we mentioned in a previous blog post, it was filmed in August 2013 together with Martin Dunford (Cool Places), Josh Sutton (Guy Rope Gourmet)  and Jules Brown  (North York Moors National Park & Cool Places) and a film crew (Audere TV).  Hope you enjoy it… If you are interested in learning about […]

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Discover all there is to know about Limpets or Flithers…

February 10, 2014

Flithers is the local vernacular for limpets, the common limpet, patella vulgata, is to be found in abundance here in Staithes.  The limpets design, it’s streamline shape and very powerful clinging foot, is idea in allowing it to survive the pounding of the waves.  The limpets ability to cling on is legendary, how many of […]

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