Beetroot & Wassail Mulled Cider Cured Salmon

posted on December 19th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Cider has always been synonymous with Cornwall. It’s the perfect pairing for homemade Cornish pasties, refreshing after a long day on the beach and it’s even great to cook with.

Based on the outskirts of Liskeard in Cornwall, Cornish Orchards create their award winning premium ciders, using traditional craft practices, produced to modernand exacting standards.

The lovely bunch at the Orchards have shared this quick and delicious recipe with us, we think it would make for a perfect starter on Christmas Day. Enjoy!

Recipe

You will need:
For one side of salmon, skin on
600ml Cornish Orchards Wassail Mulled Cider
4 x small beetroots, blended
10 tbsp curing salt
2 tbsp sugar

  1. Mix ingredients together to form a loose cure
  2. Tightly pack onto flesh side of salmon with cling film
  3. Weigh down with kitchen weights (not too heavy to damage fish) and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 12 hours)
  4. Remove cling film and scrape off cure, then slice to serve.

Recipe courtesy of Steven Rudd, Chef Lecturer/ Course Manager at Academy Nathan Outlaw at Cornwall College

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Fizzy Amaretto Sours

posted on December 18th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

In need of a cocktail for the festive season? This recipe for Fizzy Amareto Sours from The Simple Things is just the thing.

The addition of a splash of prosecco to this classic almond-flavoured cocktail gives it a little festive sparkle

You will need:
2 shots of amaretto
1 shot of lemon juice
½ shot of simple sugar syrup (see below)
Prosecco

To serve:
Slice of lemon
Cocktail cherry

Makes 1

Pile a glass with ice and then pour in the amaretto, lemon juice and syrup before topping with the prosecco. Mix carefully with a spoon and serve with the lemon slice and cherry.

Simple sugar syrup
Make up a batch of simple sugar syrup at the beginning of the festive season and then you will have it handy for all your cocktail needs throughout. Pour a cupful of sugar and a cupful of water into a saucepan (more of each if you want more syrup). Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved, then leave it to cool and pour it into a bottle or jar. Store in the pantry or the fridge.

Simple Logo The Simple Things is a monthly magazine about taking time to live well. We cover micro adventures and mindfulness, eating and growing, forgotten wisdom, home life and slow moments. If you like bobble hats and splendid pyjamas, baubles you can eat and a Boxing Day walk then our Christmas issue is for you. Buy it online at www.thesimplethings.com or at the newsagents.

Job Vacancy – Branch Manager (Penzance)

posted on December 18th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have a vacancy for a highly motivated, flexible and customer focused Branch Manager to join our Penzance team. This is a full time, permanent contract. For more information please see the job description below:

Branch Manager Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

If you are interested in the position please fill out the application form and return to hannah.fox@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 29th January 2015

The Icing On The Cake

posted on December 17th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

You’ve made your cake and have been patiently feeding it. Now it’s time to ice it…

It was just as we had predicted – the penguins prevailed in the fight to top the Marketing team Christmas cake.

These little critters are really easy to make, and a fun way to get the family involved.

  1. Roll two balls of black icing, a large one for the body and a smaller one for the head.
  2. Flatten a ball of white icing and smooth it onto the body, and add the head on top (top tip: if you find the head doesn’t stay put run a toothpick through the centre of the body and fix the head on top)
  3. Roll out a sausage of black icing, squash and cut in two – these are the wings of the penguin. Drape them around the shoulders of your penguin. You can adjust their placement and angle to suit its character!
  4. Add an orange triangle for its beak, and two flattened triangles for the feet.
  5. Make two really small balls of black icing, and flatten onto two small circles of white icing, these will be the eyes of your penguin.
  6. Gently press the eyes on to your penguin, and hey presto, a little flightless bird is born!

We added some edible sparkly, white balls and created a fun, snowball scene. The best bit about making your own cake toppers is that you can have a little fun with them. Why not give your penguin a hat and scarf, or perhaps a sledge. Get your family to each create a different penguin, or item for the cake and see the different characteristics shine through.

 

How to make a beautiful driftwood wreath

posted on December 16th, 2014 by Nikki Phillips

It’s not long until Christmas Day now and front doors across the land will be adorned with beautiful garlands capturing the spirit of the festive season. Making your own wreath is a great way of incorporating a bit of craft into your Christmas prep and we think our driftwood version would look stunning on any door. You could even spread some festive cheer and make your friends and family one.

You will need:

Different shapes and sizes of driftwood
Small pieces of rope
Large piece of rope
Selection of sea glass
Selection of small shells
Foam board or cardboard
Scalpel knife
Glue gun and glue sticks
Pencil and compass

Begin by using your compass to draw a 12 inch/30 cm circle onto your foam board or cardboard. Extend your compass by 1 inch/2.5 cm to draw a larger circle. Using your scalpel carefully cut out following your two lines, so you are left with a ring. Then piece by piece, using your hot glue gun secure your driftwood randomly, making sure you keep them close together. Gradually work your way around the entire circle.

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Select some pieces of sea glass and small shells and again secure with hot glue.

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Pick a few small pieces of rope to wrap around the front and glue on the back.

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Using your larger piece of rope, tie a bow at the top.

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Once the bow is secure your wreath is ready to hang on your door.

Job Vacancy – Accessories Designer, Part-Time, Temporary (Falmouth)

posted on December 16th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Seasalt are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with a keen eye for colour, pattern and detail. You will have the ability to demonstrate creative thinking and an understanding of the brand within a commercial environment. You must be able to show a real flair for concept driven gifts along with accessories to compliment the womenswear range.

This is a part time, temporary position to cover maternity leave from the spring.

The main duty of this role is to develop & build the accessory and gift range along with the wider team by delivering a range of products including bags, belts, socks, footwear, knitted accessories and hats.

Key Skills required –

  • Excellent CAD skills
  • 3-5years experience in a similar environment.
  • Must be creative with a commercial eye.​
  • Hardworking, organised and good at multi-tasking.​
  • Research/​interpret and present trend information every season.

For more information please see the job description below.

Accessories Designer Job description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send completed forms to Laura.Watson@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 30th December

How To Be A Good House Guest

posted on December 15th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Our second guest post from The Simple Things brings you seven top tips for being the perfect house guest…

Top manners = repeat invitations

Descending on rellies this Christmas? Crashing with friends at New Year? Do it right! Earn your bed and board with the seven basic rules for staying over.

  1. Get those dates nailed down. They might say ‘stay as long as you like’. They don’t mean it.
  2. Spell out who’s coming. ‘I’d love to visit’ is different to ‘I’d love to visit – and I’ll be bringing the Great Danes’. Be clear about who – or what – is travelling with you.
  3. Bring something. Flowers, a bottle of wine – a gift wins guest brownie points.
  4. Don’t treat the place like it’s yours. ‘Make yourself at home’ is a lovely invitation, but take it with a pinch of salt. Don’t leave your slippers in the living room or your trashy reading in the downstairs loo. Keep your room tidy too.
  5. Brief your kids. Give them the heads up on how they should behave. OK, they may ignore you, but spell it out anyway.
  6. Muck in! Offer to shop or cook and take care of little jobs, like emptying the bin or washing up.
  7. Adapt to your host. You might prefer to grill fish fingers, not fry them; you might find cats in the kitchen unpleasant… Three words: Suck it up! You’ll be home soon.

 

Simple Logo The Simple Things is a monthly magazine about taking time to live well. We cover micro adventures and mindfulness, eating and growing, forgotten wisdom, home life and slow moments. If you like bobble hats and splendid pyjamas, baubles you can eat and a Boxing Day walk then our Christmas issue is for you. Buy it online at www.thesimplethings.com or at the newsagents.

Job Vacancy – Branch Manager (Chichester)

posted on December 15th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Branch Manager to join the team at our new Chichester store. The successful candidate will need to have previous retail management experience, be hard working, enthusiastic and a great people manager.
For more details please see the job description.

Branch Manager Job Description
Seasalt Job Application Form

The closing date for this role is Thursday 15th January, 2015
Please send all applications to terasa.curran@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Job Vacancies In Our New Hereford Shop

posted on December 15th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a passionate, hardworking Branch Manager and Assistant Manager to join us in the new Seasalt shop in Hereford, due to open soon. Candidates must have previous retail experience and pride themselves on delivering exceptional customer service.

For more information on the positions available see the job descriptions below:

Branch Manager - Job description
Assistant Manager - Job description

Application form for all jobs

Please send all applications to: Ryan.Andrews@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th January 2015

Job Vacancy – Branch Manager (Bath)

posted on December 15th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have an exciting opportunity at our Bath store for a new Branch Manager to join the team.

The successful candidate will need to have previous retail management experience and be hard working, enthusiastic and a great people manager.

For more details please see the job description.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 15th January 2015.

Please fill out the Seasalt Job Application Form and send to ryan.andrews@seasaltcornwall.co.uk