How toHarvest & Dry Popweed
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Find a good beach with with lots of rocks & seaweed away from a large human population.
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You’ll need scissors & a bucket or container.
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Find a rock with a lot of popweed.
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tayeidi: Popweed; bladderwrack; rockweed; yellow seaweed
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FIRST: Thank the rock & seaweed for sharing the harvest! Gunalcheesh!
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Cut only the small new growth.
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Gently cut the seaweed beneath, or a couple inches, from the tips. Don’t pull the holdfast off!
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Move to another rock & harvest more. Only cut a half-dozen bunches from each rock.
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Harvest with Friends & Elders!
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At home: Cut seaweed tips from fronds. Leave a bit of stem if you want.
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You can eat fresh popweed tips too & add to recipes!
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Set aside remaining seaweed stems for garden mulch or dry for grinding into tea powder.
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Preheat oven to 300 degrees & lightly oil cookie sheet or use parchment paper.
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Spread seaweed on lightly oiled pan.
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Put in a preheated oven at 300 degrees.
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Fun FYI: Popweed turns BRIGHT green when heated before it dries out!
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Every 20 minutes check for dryness & rotate racks if necessary.
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After 45 minutes take it out & check for dryness & crunch! Done!
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Dried Popweed is the best snack! Healthy!
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Don’t forget to Share your harvest!
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