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Nettle soup

Nettle soup Get your gloves on to forage for wild plants like nettles - once cooked they have a spinach or cabbage flavour

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A range of shellfish and edible seaweed, such as dulse and sloak was gathered from the rocky shoreline. A brown seaweed known as leathach, ‘wrack’ was cut from the rocks and then mixed in with boggy soil from the mountainside to form a homemade fertiliser for the potato crop. Seaweed was also dried in the sun and then burnt at a low heat in shallow pits. The ashes were known as Kelp and soda. Kelpwas sold to town merchants.

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Dandelion Champagne a prince amongst drinks better the elderflower champagne, find this recipe and 100 more in Booze for free.

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Seaweed is commercially harvested in England for the first time as demand soars for 'green gold' from top restaurants

Seaweeds and algae are known as superfoods of the sea: they clear toxins, reduce inflammation and can dramatically boost your health. Yet most of us don't consume them.

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How to forage for seaweed

Seaweed foraging for Kelp - more wild foraging here:

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