Seven Seaweed Samurai

mendocino coast

By Heidi Lewis On these stormy days when sunlight flickers behind the clouds, creating contrast of noir shadows and daggers of harsh light, it’s a perfect time to review some classic black and white films. How about dinner and a movie? A little seething Peter Lorre to go with the soup? Some hard-boiled Bogart and [...]

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Beach Bounty: Seaweed a healthy addition to the bowl or the bath

miso soup

My daughter’s eyes flare open like she’s seen a ghost. “It’s okay honey, it’s me mom.” I quickly pull the rubber octopus from my shoulders and smooth down the teased towering green hairdo. She looks relieved. As a wee tot she had a frightening encounter with Disney’s version of Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid. “Sorry, [...]

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Seaweed Gomasio

A protein and mineral-rich condiment for soup, toast, eggs, rice, salad, or anything. Ingredients 4 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons seaweed, dried Dulse or Nori, crumbled very fine Preparation Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet over low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the mixture cool and combine with seaweed. Store in a jar in [...]

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A Seaweed Story: Harvesting Sea Vegetables


SONOMA COUNTY, CA– It’s 5:30 a.m. and I’m driving toward the coast. An orange sun is rising in my rearview mirror and through the windshield I can see a full silver moon sinking, pulling the veil of fog off the verdant hills. The gorgeous view is like the opening shot of a movie filmed in [...]

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