Articles by: tricia

Tides are crucial…

Tides are crucial to everything that we do here at Real Staithes, be it aboard our Charter Angling boat ‘All My Sons’ or a day on the foreshore hunting for fossils or foraging for your lunch. You can listen to Sean talking to Kevin Rushby of The Guardian about tides here… We run our ‘low tide experience’ days on spring tides, these occur about every 14 days, so what this actually means is we can […]

Read More

Mackerel…

  flaked smoked or cooked mackerel – 200g mackerel / 100g butter butter – unsalted cayenne pepper ground mace lemon juice black pepper heat tablespoon butter per 100gms used in pan add cayenne, mace & black peppers add mackerel when butters is hot – stir until fish is hot BUT do not brown pack fish into moulds – heat rest of butter – skim- pour over mackerel leave until cool & butter is set – […]

Read More

Memories…

The definition of the word ‘memory‘, according to The Oxford English Dictionary… “The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information”. The definition of the word ‘memories‘, according to people who have spent a day with us here at Real Staithes… Why not join us for a day of fun here on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.  Not only do you get to have a fun day out on the […]

Read More

Cake…

Nothing can beat a piece ( or two.. ) of home-made cake… Shown in the picture are two of our favourites a fruit cake, which we serve with cheese and a lemon cake with lemon sugar topping. The fruit cake is made the way Tricia’s Grandmother made them.   The dried fruit is added to a pan with the butter, sugar and a little water and simmered gently for about ten minutes then left to cool […]

Read More

A day at sea

An amazing day at sea today (Sunday 22nd June) first up spotted a very large male Bottle Nosed Dolphin traveling at speed. We saw lots of Manx Shearwaters the most so far this year. Finally, a lone Storm Petrel, unfortunately it was being badly harassed by both Herring and Black Back Gulls, let’s hope it managed to evade them… you can read more about storm Petrels here.

Read More

Home made soup…

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 on one of our Day Courses. Soften a chopped onion in butter until soft but not brown, add a peeled, […]

Read More

Sea Cabbage or Silverwhips…

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 year, it provides a lovely splash of colour. This plant is to be found everywhere in Staithes from Cowbar Nab […]

Read More

Kittiwakes

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 end of Cowbar Nab show that the colony has nearly doubled from last year…  114 nests so far this year. […]

Read More