Just some photos of wandering on the beach, limbering up after painting the house and getting exercise. It's usually a pebble beach, but in the summer we get a collection of sand -- and the other end is sand, by the river.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Down at the bar, for some reason the subject of old-time food came up. Somebody mentioned kelp pickles. A guy's eyes lit up: "My mom used to make the best kelp pickles!"
Caught a big bullwhip kelp (= caught on the hook, dragged in, grumbling). Decided, "Screw it, I'm making kelp pickles."
|Chop into bite-size pieces, including the bulb. Pour boiling water over it (turns bright green!), let set 10 minutes. This kills the enzymes so the kelp won't go slimey.|
|Heat to simmer, pour over kelp pieces.|
Photo credit: Roberta Gregory (whom I'm teaching layered color in GIMP while I'm writing a pickle blog; I am such a techno-hick).