Seaweeding the Eastern Shoreline

Sea lettuces look like thin, green cellophane. Foraged from clean waters, they make for a delicious umami treat.

My parents shot me quizzical looks last summer when I announced my plan to gather seaweed in Long Island Sound, off the Connecticut coast. Not only would I collect, but also dry the seaweed at their house so I could take it back to Colorado with me for cooking experiments. I … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—August 2014 Release!


August's rains have arrived in the Colorado high country, and with them the mushrooms are starting to flush. I can hardly contain myself. Also recently arrived is—you guessed it—the August 2014 issue of the Wild Edible Notebook! This month’s edition features a travel story to the … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—March 2014 Release!


Wild sea vegetables are hard to come by here in the Colorado high country, so for the March 2014 issue of the Wild Edible Notebook I decided to travel through space and time to coastal Connecticut via several jars of seaweed—Irish moss (Chondrus crispus), sea lettuce (Ulva sp.) … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—July release!!


Well, I made it. Just barely. But today I am pleased as punch to wipe my brow and cross this off my list as I present to you, a few days shy of the end of the month, this hard-fought July issue of the Wild Edible Notebook! The July 2013 issue is about milkweed, milkweed, and … [Read more...]