seaweed

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, […]

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Discover all there is to know about Limpets or Flithers…

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 us remember as children trying to dislodge these shells from the rocks when we wanted to use them as bait […]

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Sea Lettuce…

Most people who’ve been rock pooling here in Staithes will have seen sea lettuce, ulva lactuca, and will remember it as that very slippery wrinkled bright green ‘carpet’ that they should not have stepped on…!  However, when seen in rock pools sea lettuce looks quite beautiful, swaying fronds of green leaf-like shapes. Nutritional sea lettuce is very healthy, less than 1% fat.  It’s got a high percentage of iron as well as protein and it’s […]

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