Controversy about Carrageen (also called carrageenan gum)

There have been health concerns with the food additive called “carrageenan gum” which is derived from Irish moss and other types of red seaweeds.  This additive is found in many commercially, highly processed foods. Carrageenan extract is an emulsifier, thickener & stabiliser that has been used in the commercial food industry for decades in foods […]

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AGAR & IRISH MOSS as egg replacers

Agar & Irish Moss are mostly used to replace egg whites in baking recipes or custards-like mousses. Using AGAR: Ingredients: for each egg white, use 1 tsp agar powder and dissolve it in 1 tbsp water Method: Using a whisk, whip the mixture well to help dissolve (keeping the mixture warm would help dissolving) then […]

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MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Holiday Nibbles & Edible Gifts Ideas with Seaweeds

Finding gifts for some people may be a difficult task. Offering food can be a nice solution especially if you prepare it yourself and the presentation shows an investment of time and creativity. ‘My Favourite Things’ features Home-made gift ideas and nibbles with a difference for entertaining during the Holiday Season. Making your own gifts really transforms the gesture of giving into something much more personal…isn’t it the meaning of the Season ?

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The Best Mint Jelly set with Agar

The mint jelly that my family used to serve with the lamb had nothing to do with the real thing and I remember to this day the horror in Doug’s eyes when I served it the first time! Since then, I have tasted lots of different mint sauce & jelly and I would like to share my favourite recipe.

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Spring Bruschetta with Garlic Kelp Butter

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and typically garnished with tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. This version uses a garlic kelp spread instead of the traditional olive oil. This has the advantage of reducing salt/sodium and providing other essential minerals and natural iodine. For those who prefer a drizzle of olive oil to spread/butter, the garlic kelp can simply be sprinkled on the dish instead of salt.

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Seaweed Tartare, a Colourful & Tasty Garnish

Today is about “Tartare” a word spelled a couple of different ways and used in diverse contexts. What we will be talking about here is the French use for it in culinary circles. Tartare spelled this way refers to a mixture of finely chopped or minced raw ingredients often combined with onions, capers, fresh herbs and seasonings.Seaweed Tartare is a local specialty in Brittany – France where it is served with many of the beautiful seafood the region is renowned for, but it has many other applications…read on

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Seaweed Tartare, a seafood specialty in Brittany, France
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