01.04.2016 Surf’s Up

As always, I am several months behind on my archiving.  In reviewing September 26, I found this which I had overlooked back then.

Little-Hunters-Beach-Intimate-with-Kelp-and-Surf-092615-700WebI believe Mary Beth will have me nibbling on kelp in a few recipes calling for Kombu. One site I looked at claimed kelp as the new kale.  If that’s the case, I hope she hides it in a stew as so far I am not very fond of kale.  Just had a kale and sweet potato pizza the other night and yes on the sweet potato, not so much on the kale.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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32 Responses to 01.04.2016 Surf’s Up

  1. Lottie Nevin says:

    I’ve got a packet of kombu gathering dust in my larder. I quite understand your reticence. That said, I love kale and wish that we had it here in Spain. Sadly it only likes to grow in cooler climates.

    Your photograph is mesmerising. I like the shine on the pebbles bringing their colour to life and I can hear the waves as they splash on to the shore. Perfect.

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    • There is dried kale, but maybe the import duty would be too much. Mary Beth did a nice job of hiding the kombu in a stew. So far so good. 🙂

      I am happy you enjoyed the image. There are a lot of captures to choose from as one never is sure exactly what the wave will look like. This was my favorite as it had the best spread shape. Thanks, Lottie.

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  2. The shiny stones and the kelp look wonderful against each other. Lovely.
    Like you, I am trying to develop a liking for kale. I keep buying it and it keeps going bad in the refrigerator. ….Osmosis???

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  3. In the Philippines, where Eve is from, and in other Pacific countries, people eat many kinds of seaweed. On my first visit to the Philippines, in 1987, I gladly tried various kinds of seaweed and liked them all (some more than others, of course). Why we over here don’t incorporate more seaweeds into our diet, I don’t know.

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    • I’ve heard of the benefits of seaweed, and pleasure, over the years but have resisted trying it. Foolish, I know. Many things we westerners turn our noses up to turn out to be more enjoyable than we expect.


  4. When I look back at what I ate as a teenager and what I eat now I am so amazed…I do eat kale, drink green tea, and would consider kelp under the right conditions.


  5. BeeHappee says:

    That kelp is just presenting itself on a plate right there, in the middle of nature’s feast. Love this shot, keep staring at it.

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  6. Andrew says:

    The only kale I liked was JJ. But I do like the photo. Wasn’t it the Beatles who had a hit with Kelp!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I guess I haven’t been around enough kelp in my life. All I can see is a giant sea slug splayed out on that rock. I do like the splashing water, and the shine on the rocks, though.

    I’ve never eaten kelp (that I know of) but we do have sea lettuce here that I’ve tried. It’s not something I’d get a craving for, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world.

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    • Sea slug? I’ve never seen one but if I try I can see one here.

      As with most things, it’s all in the preparation, I guess. Kale on top of the pizza didn’t work, but when in a stew or stir fry it’s not too bad. Kale smoothie? I think not. 🙂


  8. Gallivanta says:

    What a whoosh of a photo. Love it. As for kale, chard, and spinach, I love them too. And I have liked all the seaweed I have tried, although what I have tried I can’t remember. This is one of my favourite ways to eat kale http://www.kitchensimmer.com/2014/01/sri-lankan-kale-mellun-vegan.html .

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  9. Lyle Krahn says:

    I think I prefer my seaweed in the photos which is a good one by the way.

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  10. I liked this one immediately when it came up in my reader. Something about the slick stones, water movement, and (of course) the kelp. Its name is Laminaria. I see more fragments of it in the foreground. Back at the Farm we used to use a fertilizer called Humistart, in the spring and between hay crops. It always made Joanna and me laugh out loud when we would walk onto the front porch, the morning after having fertilized the front hay field. If you closed your eyes one could imagine that you were at the seashore … at low tide! It smelled, very strongly, of decaying seaweed! And, of course, Humistart is derived in part from calcified seaweeds!

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    • We’ve never used seaweed as a fertilizer although I have seen bags of it at the local garden center. It’s good old organic (if the label is correct) cowpost for us in addition to what comes out of our compost bin.
      I think that was excellent that you could smell the seashore…I hope you had a nice big conch shell handy to hold against your ear.

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  11. Love the capture and I am in complete agreement on kale!

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