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Sometimes a few words can capture the essence of what makes up a person better than an extended interview. Such is the case with Larch Hanson, a Maine seaweed harvester/poet who shared with us his beautiful way of life.
Interesting. Could you go into more detail on how the seaweed is used? Who buys it? What dishes are different varieties of the seaweed good in? I use wakame and kombu in Japanese dishes, but that’s about it. Are there any good western dishes for this seaweed?
Obviously the video had nothing to do with those details, although they are interesting. I’m sure there are resources online. The seaweed is great in soup and salads. A lot of people buy it for their thyroid.
i hope that didn’t come across wrong. thanks for watching. check out his website: http://theseaweedman.com/
That website is a wealth of information and what I was looking for. Thank you!
Larch is something else. Just look at how much he’s thought of everything: http://larchhanson.com/archives/44. Seasoning your boats with vegetable oil so they keep the seaweed pristine? That’s classy.
We want to listen to this again and again, and will continue to find meaning. I love that this is a complete episode and so different from the others.
Thanks for the seaweed website. Will you be making up any recipe(s) for seaweed?
i think this is my favorite episode so far…but i have a soft spot for poets.
Kelp farm on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. (first one in the states) There is a bit of controversy about it.
I personally think Kelp is a great idea; healthy and local.
Chebeague Island is essentially a micro environment. I believe it could
be self-sustaining need it be. Fresh water, farm land, ocean to fish,
and wild game. I hopefully will be adding to it this summer. I have
beehives on the brain…..
beautiful and inspiring!
I love you, Larch
Lovely to see this. I just ordered a bunch and am hoping to eat some daily. It’ll take some doing since my husband doesn’t like it, but my daughter and i have thyroid issues and a functional med. doc told me to eat it to get a balanced amount of iodine. Very difficult to get the right amount though supplements. Said easily can end up with too much or too little. Great solution eating seaweed instead.
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