Friday, October 21, 2016

Coastal Living in Ireland

Helen Tilston and Katy foraging for seaweed. Photo John Crowley
Hope you all have had a wonderful summer and that Autumn is as beautiful where you are as  it is here in Ireland.


Helen's walk by Youghal Lighthouse. Photo Helen Tilston
This is part of my daily run/walk here in Youghal, County Cork. 

Photo Helen Tilston
The view returning from my walk.


Mackerel freshly caught by local fisherman and gifted to me
A gift of freshly caught mackerel from a generous fisherman.   


My friend Katy and I foraging for Rosehips  Photo Helen Tilston
Harvesting with my friend Katy for rose hips.   There are many recipes and we primarily use rose hip at the onslaught of a cold.  It always seems to work for us.


Photo by Katy - on shore enjoying the "meitheal" A must is a silver teapot
Foraging is hard work and our reward is tea on the shore.  Only from a silver tea pot and china cups.
Sometimes we have home made short bread biscuits from Ahernes Restaurant Youghalwww.ahernes.com

Art Show - at Aherne's Restaurant Youghal

Plein Aire Cottage Artists show continues at Aherne's in Youghal, Co. Cork.


Art show at Aherne's Youghal

Art Show Aherne's Restaurant Youghal

Our foraging of seaweed at low tide yesterday yielded pepper dulse, bladderwrack and serrated wrack. The latter as shown in photo at beginning is used for a seaweed bath, which is a luxury.

I am looking forward to catching up with all of you and your blogs shortly.