Seaweed harvesting and Sea Veggie Gomasio

I have been sustainably hand-harvesting seaweed on the Mendocino coast from the same 10-12 locations since 1999. Lucky me! In those years, I have come to know these seaweed harvesting spots intimately, and have been there to see the ebb and flow of more than the 11 varieties of (kelp, seaweed, sea vegetables) that IContinue reading “Seaweed harvesting and Sea Veggie Gomasio”

Bullwhip Kelp

Nereocyctis luetkeana When we think of “forests”  there’s one we often overlook — the offshore kelp forest, largely made up of Bullwhip Kelp or Nereocystis luetkeana. Nereocystis (Greek for “mermaid’s bladder”) is the largest in the family of brown algae, and found along the coast of California to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The fastest-growingContinue reading “Bullwhip Kelp”

Seaweed pickles? Yes, Please!

As the heat rolls in this month, we’re thinking cool recipes. Raw recipes. And vegan! We’d like to share with you one of our easiest seaweed recipes, featuring the wonderful, the inimitable, the super-tasty sea palm. Sea Palm Pickles 1 cucumber cut into rounds 1 handful of sea palm, cut into small pieces 1/4 cupContinue reading “Seaweed pickles? Yes, Please!”

A recipe using wild nori

The first recipe we’d like to share is a much beloved snack by long-time Pacific coast residents, including many tribes and tribal communities whose ancestral territory stretches along the entire California coastline. Traditionally, wild-gathered nori was gathered and hand-formed into round “patties” (they look like palm-sized nests) and sun-dried outside on the ground. The thoroughlyContinue reading “A recipe using wild nori”