Because I am sooooo famous and fabulous, people just send me goodies out of the blue! Okay, not gold watches. No diamond tennis bracelets…yet. But I got some really great kelp in the mail the other day!
Louise Gaudet is a truly Hip Chick. She runs a company called BC Kelp and she goes out and harvests sea vegetables from reefs like this: in Northern British Columbia. That would be the British Columbia on the left-hand side of a super special country called CANADA , whence many Hip Chicks come.
Sea vegetables contain tons of minerals, are easily absorbed by the human body, and keep the skin, nails, hair and bones in great shape. Sea veggies have also been known for helping tumors shrink. And get this: Lowly seaweed has the mysterious, mystical power of binding with radioactive materials and discharging them from the body!!! So God bless the seaweed harvesters!
Here is Louise showing off her bounty: And when she gets home, she puts it out in the sunshine to dry: . The results are very good. She sent me some Bull kelp fronds which I have used in various recipes and it’s really tasty. Just as good (and kind of addictive) are the kelp flakes , ready to be sprinkled on rice, veggies, or a waiting tongue. Most intriguing is the Seaweed Mineral Bath Soak , which finally brought seaweed into my bathtub. A slippery, sexy experience, that stimulates circulation and tonifies the skin, it also made me feel like a groovy, B.C. hippie . At five bucks a bath, I highly recommend it as a weekly indulgence or a great gift.
Louise carries all sorts of other seaweeds, like wakame, kombu and bladderwrack. Why does bladderwrack sound like a lady of-a-certain-age jumping on a trampoline? Check her out at BC Kelp.