Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Recipes from the Ocean

My Ecology group is studying the Ocean and preparing for a big Expo / Museum Walk on December 21st.

(If you come into my house and there's pompom yarn meant to resemble seaweed hanging from the ceiling as you first walk in, and a large Coral Reef sculpture made of dyed coffee filters going up in the living room, that would be why. Each room is becoming one of the Ocean Zones. The Living Room is the Sunlight Zone; the Dining Room is the Twilight Zone; the Kitchen is the Midnight Zone; the Library is the Abyss; the Crawlspace is the Trench.)

Anyway, as part of our lessons, we looked at An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed and I brought in sea vegetables for the children to taste.

  • Dulse Palmaria palmata (Atlantic Ocean)
  • Nori Pyropia yezoensis (Pacific Ocean)
  • Wakame Undaria pinnatifida (Pacific Ocean)
  • Kombu Laminaria japonica (Pacific Ocean)

Then... we had seaweed in my house to use up! My children and I tried four recipes last week and they were all yummy! Here were the four:

We have all kind of cool things happening in our Ocean study, so if you are interested, please check out my notes on the website! But I don't want to give away too much here, so that I don't spoil the Expo for the parents who will be attending.

Now that my children have had a lot of new tastes, we are doing a week of favorites. Sometimes I am in the mood to look up new recipes and sometimes I just want to grab something from the binder of recipes we printed out, wrote all over, and saved to make again! So here is our menu of Tried & True for this week:

I just noticed how many of these recipes are lovely comfy Autumn soups! Looks like we will be baking a lot of breads to go alongside. I can't wait!

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