Amélies’ Mackerel Scotch Egg

posted on January 12th, 2017 by Laura

Mackerel are plentiful in Cornwall during January and February, and in many places along our coastline.

This delicious oily fish is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is also a good source of vitamin D. There really is nothing like freshly caught mackerel grilled and served with seasonal vegetables or salad.

For something a little different, why not try this scotch egg recipe from Amélies in Porthleven? This classic dish has been given a very Cornish twist — instead of the traditional sausage meat, it uses smoked Cornish mackerel. Read the rest of this entry »

Wow Your Friends With These Clever Origami Boxes

posted on December 16th, 2016 by Laura

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We love to get crafty, and the run up to Christmas gives us the perfect excuse to spend a day getting creative.

These origami boxes are made from one square of paper and are great for the festive season. They make pretty packages for small gifts, or look great wrapped in a ribbon and hung from your tree.

How to make your box Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico: The Cornish Connection

posted on December 12th, 2016 by Nikki

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Did you know? Cornwall has been a real influence on Mexico; from introducing football to pasties!

Back in the autumn, we were contacted by Sarah at The Royal Cornwall Museum. Sarah explained that she was visiting Mexico with a couple of colleagues from the museum in October to experience The International Pasty Festival!

The festival is held in Real del Monte, an old Mexican mining town.

Mexico has a long history of mining but in the early 19th century Mexico’s mines lay derelict and flooded in the aftermath of the civil war. The new government was keen to see the mines reopen, so decided to sell some of them to a group of British investors who recruited miners and engineers from Cornwall.

The story of the Cornish community in Mexico is really fascinating, there are still people in the town who have names such as Jose Skewes or Francisco Rule (traditional Cornish surnames).

Many of the locals own pasty shops in Real Del Monte and they proudly display anything from Cornwall, including St Piran flags and our Pasty And Friends Tea Towel!

If you visit The Royal Cornwall Museum between now and March 2017, be sure to pop in to see their exhibition, Mexico: the Cornish Connection.  It’s a fantastic exploration of Cornwall’s cultural influence on the country. Students from Cornwall College and also the University of Hidalgo in Mexico have created thought-provoking and moving artworks these will also be shown as part of this new exhibition.

Oh and what Sarah and the team, think of Pastes del Nagado (Mexican pasties)? Apparently, they’re a taste sensation but quite a lot smaller than a Cornish pasty!

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Can you spot the Cornish flag?

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A giant Pastes del Nagado!

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Our pasty tea towel.

#LoveFalmouth Exhibition

posted on December 6th, 2016 by Nikki

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We were very excited to see so many Seasalt fans enter the #LoveFalmouth photography competition this summer.

The six-month long social media photography competition, hosted by Falmouth BID, led to a fantastic response from residents, visitors and students alike.

Each month, entrants were tasked with a different #LoveFalmouth theme to keep it interesting:

May – #LoveCommunity
June – #Lovethesea
July – #LoveOutdoors
August – #LoveSummer
September – #LoveCreative
October – #LoveAutumn

The competition received over 800 entries, including some touching, humorous and original stories, which really highlighted people’s love for our town.

We were asked to be prize partners for the competition which meant that we had the very difficult decision of choosing a winner each month. The standard of photography was excellent which made judging very tricky!

The winning images, along with the runners-up, will be on display in the Main Gallery of The Poly until 10th December 2016.

The exhibition is free, so do pop along and be inspired by Falmouth!

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How To Make Our Paper Owls

posted on December 1st, 2016 by Laura

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Have you spotted the parliament of paper owls that have taken flight in our shop windows this winter? Kathryn, from our windows design team, is here to show you how you can make your very own paper owl. They make perfect decorations for your Christmas tree, or a pretty addition to your centrepiece.

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Helston Christmas Tree Festival for Fishermen’s Mission

posted on November 24th, 2016 by Nikki

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We were very excited to be asked to sponsor and decorate a tree at Helston’s first ever Christmas Tree Festival to help raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, one of the main charities we support. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Gardening Tips For Autumn

posted on November 17th, 2016 by Laura

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Cooler, shorter days are upon us but wonderful autumn colour is also prevailing at the moment and should be enjoyed and celebrated! There is a lot to be getting on with in the garden as we prepare for the winter ahead, and also for next spring, as far off as it may seem.

Prepare for the autumn and winter ahead… Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Be Crabby This Christmas – Try This Delicious Crab Cake Recipe

posted on November 8th, 2016 by Laura

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Bring a little bit of fresh coastal flavour to your festivities with this delicious crab cake recipe by head chef Stuart McGuire at The Rum & Crab Shack in St Ives.

This makes 20 small cakes and serves 4 as a main course – or why not serve a couple each as a starter on Christmas Day for a tasty alternative entrée to Christmas lunch? Read the rest of this entry »

Thanks for having us, Rock!

posted on November 3rd, 2016 by Laura

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Sadly we’re closing the doors of our Rock shop, but don’t worry, you can still shop all your favourites at our nearby Padstow shop.

Thank you for shopping with us over the years.

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Seasalt Pumpkin Competition

posted on October 28th, 2016 by Laura

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We’ve embraced the onset of autumn with a Seasalt pumpkin carving competition!

Our design studios and shops have been a buzz with creativity. We’ve been cutting, carving and painting our way to make sure we had the best pumpkins in the business!

After a couple of weeks of planning and a few days of execution judgement day arrived.

We voted by ballot and these were our winners…

A spooky Seasalt shop front complete with zombie mannequins from our properties team, and a grinning Cheshire cat by our Penzance shop team.

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and our two runners up…

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See the rest of our entries…

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