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Local Schools Celebrate Maine Harvest Month

Local Schools Celebrate Maine Harvest Month It’s Fall in Maine and that means that the root vegetables are being unearthed and the ground is being put to rest in preparation for the cold months ahead. Schools in the towns surrounding … Continue reading

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Sea Vegetables Make a Splash at Adult Ed

Maine Coast residents discover the delights of sea vegetable cookery… Enthusiastic home cooks gathered recently at Sullivan Town Hall in the Adult Ed kitchen. Their mission? To learn about sea vegetables by trying several fun recipes. Lured by the promise … Continue reading

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Go for the green on St. Patty’s Day–seaweed, that is

From NPR’s The Salt blog, a tale of Ireland and seaweed, including the fabulous recipe for Dulse and Cheese Scones from Prannie Rhatigan’s cookbook, Irish Seaweed Kitchen–one of our favorite recipes, from one of our favorite cookbooks: Want to Eat … Continue reading

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Get your ferments on…with seaweed

“Microscopic organisms – our ancestors and allies – transform food and extend its usefulness.” from WildFermentation.com This is the first in a three-part series on seaweeds, fermented foods, and gut health. Gut health and the importance of the “microbiome“–the billions … Continue reading

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Seaweed in the News

This week, a little departure–we’ll focus on seaweed-related books that have either come out or come to our attention recently. For many years we’ve had The New Seaweed Cookbook by Crystal June Maderia on our shelves, and enjoyed its recipes. … Continue reading

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Yam fries with seaweed seasoning, from “The Organic Gourmet”

Leslie Cerier, a chef, author, wellness coach, caterer, and educator also known as “The Organic Gourmet,” recently shared with us a recipe for yam fries dusted with seaweed and other goodies, which were a hit at one of her workshops. … Continue reading

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Maine Seaweed Year in Review, 2014: Part Two

This past year was so full, we couldn’t fit it all in one post! And so, more Maine (and beyond) seaweed stories from 2014… Seaweed in food and drink–recipes, cookbooks, stories…just a sampling Food & Wine featured a cocktail mix … Continue reading

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“American Catch”

Author Paul Greenberg‘s new book, “American Catch:  The Fight for our Local Seafood” explores the tangled web of where the seafood that Americans eat comes from, and where the seafood we harvest goes. “What does this have to do with … Continue reading

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Hot off the presses!

We recently received a copy of Seaweeds: edible, available & sustainable, a new book by Danish scientist Ole Mourritsen. It’s full of scientific information, beautiful photos, history and lore, cooking tips and recipes, and stories of his travels to coastal … Continue reading

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Seaweed Reads

We have many seaweed-related books in our library, and from time to time we’ll post about some of our favorites. Here are a couple of cookbooks we love: Prannie Rhatigan’s Irish Seaweed Kitchen, for gorgeous illustrations, sumptuous recipes and plenty … Continue reading

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