Grand Manan, an island off the coast of New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy, was the scene of many new experiences: whale watching, rock hunting, island estate sales, and dulse.
Dulse is a seaweed that is dried and eaten in many places, but the center of production is a quiet harbour on this small island. I can't say it's delicious, or that I've developed the taste for it, but I'm trying ... it's full of goodness: Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, iron, fluoride and potassium. On the island it's everywhere. It's laid out next to the condiments in restaurants:
I couldn't resist, and shipped some to my family in Chicago -- I like the idea of my brother & his friends playing cards and acting all badass while they feast on dulse. I tell you, I'm trying to get into it, though it does remind me of salty cellophane.
Yum! I may end up getting more into dulse flakes, which we also picked up on the island. These are served in soups, in eggs, suffused in butter, and a million other ways.