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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


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.

from the Guardian

How to forage for seaweed

Seaweed foraging for Kelp - more wild foraging here:


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