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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Seaweed Chips Update

These are the blooms coming out of the soft necked barnacles

Yesterday Nora and again took the dogs down to the beach and collected seaweed.  This time we brought back some fronds off of a bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana), or as they label the fronds in the book - 'sori patches'. We also collected some more of the Sieve kelp.  This time the tide was not low enough to collect plants attached to the rocks so we collected freshly broken off pieces floating in the water.  The Sieve Kelp was far more mature than last time.

Anyway, this time when we made chips at home the Sieve Kelp was AWFUL - perhaps it was more mature or maybe because it had not been freshly cut?  And the Bull Kelp 'sori patches' made the best chips yet.  They turned a cool lime green color and melted in your mouth like cheetohs.  Bull kelp will now be our goto chip seaweed.  Patrick

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