Kelp Cookery

ruby eggs: kelp brined + deviled + sea confetti

ruby eggs: kelp brined + deviled + sea confetti

This is a two-part recipe. Its light on kelp but its one of my favorites and I’ve been asked for the recipe many times, so here it is as promised.  I keep two jars of pickled eggs in my refrigerator all the time-- they are a perfect light, protein packed snack. I frequently eat them for “lunch” gobbling them while standing at the kitchen counter or on the boat on the farm. It's fun to dress this recipe up a bit and devil the eggs. These bold little egg boats are tasty and so pretty.  I started getting enthused with...

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KELP + OAT hydrating face mask

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KELP + OAT hydrating face mask

Self care is something I tell my friends and loved ones to do all the time, without often indulging in myself. Yesterday my doctor told me to take better care of myself: to relax, don't work so hard. Usually I disobey authority and do what I want, but it's raining here in Maine today and I can't do any seaweed harvesting + drying. So I guess I'll pamper myself a little.  My skin is ruddy, sensitive and oily. Since I spend all my time outdoors, I get a lot of sun. I'm constantly reapplying sunscreen, which leaves my pores clogged...

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KELP BONE BROTH

KELP BONE BROTH

Before bone broth was cool, I would drink cups of bullion as tea. Now food trucks devoted to bone broth sling hot soup in the city streets. that bullion-drinking behavior seems shabby and I've had to step up my game.     Heres what I do: 1. I roast my bones (pork, lamb, or beef) for 45 minutes in a 400F oven 1.5 (chicken I don't roast-- the bones are too fragile. You can take THIS opportunity to learn from my mistakes--  if you roast chicken with a lemon in the cavity and are also a lazy person who throws...

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HOW to cook with kelp

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HOW to cook with kelp

Seaweeds are easy to cook with. Dried sugar kelp can be pulverized into flakes, crumbled gently with the hands, or cut with scissors to achieve the desired shape. You can take that literally and start cutting your kelp into Matisse-inspired nudes. Or anything!  Sugar kelp can be added to all the foods you prepare daily. It can be incorporated into scrambled eggs or sprinkled over oatmeal. It can be baked into bread, slipped into sandwiches, simmered in beans, soups, stews and pasta sauces. In recipes where there are many complex flavors, the gentle umami flavor of seaweed is present, but mellow. In a more...

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