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Friday, July 1, 2011

Growing your own Sprouts..

Hello everyone..
 Hope you all had a lovely Canada Day..

Now I need to get on with my posting..
I have had several requests and emails about the sprouts that I posted about a few days ago..

I thought this would be easier than trying to email everyone.. smile..
As you know by now.. I love sprouts.. They are sooooo good for you.   And soooo easy to do yourself..

I noticed that the price for a box of sprouts has tripled in the last year.. I asked the market produce manager about it but he did not know why..
Perhaps THEY found out that they are good for us.. grin..
Oh well ... I can make them for pennies a jar..
Here are 2 bottles that I just started yesterday..
 
Here's all you do..
I go to Winterwood Health Food Store in Sussex and buy a bag of sprout seeds....You can buy like just alfalfa or broccoli or cress or mustard... I like the mixed kind the best... 

Then I sterilize a jar.. mason jar, sprout jar, pasta jar... any kind..
Measure about 2 Tablespoons more or less and place in your jar..
I use cheesecloth and a piece of string or elastic to hold it on the top of the bottle...

Rinse your sprouts and then cover them with warmish water for a few hours..
After that... rinse a couple times a day...
These ones are from last winter when I posted
about them.. At home I have a sprouts jar with a metal mesh cover but down here at the cottage I just use cheesecloth for a cover..
Some tell you to lay them on their side and some say to put them in the dark...

I just leave them on the counter or in my veggie basket so I won't forget about them.. I have forgot before and boy do they smell bad if you forget about them.. If they smell bad then you best throw them out...Now I leave them out in plain sight.. 
Old age and memory you know... grin.. 
They have sort of a smell anyway... But if you are rinsing them twice a day with fresh water then they should be fine..
 After several days they will look like this..
And taste delicious...
I try to have two bottles going at a time as I love them and they don't last long..

I mostly put them in pitas and wraps as I am TRYING to stay away from bread...

My hippie friend, Dawn who is one of the sweetest people I have ever met introduced me to her special sandwich many years ago and it is still one of my favorites...

Just slice a couple of slices of good heavy sort of homemade bread..
Take a bit of mayo and mince up a clove of garlic and then spread that on both slices....
Cover this with fresh sprouts...Sprinkle on a bit of kosher salt.. 
Put together and drink with some French pressed coffee...

You can add fresh veggies like onion, tomato, green pepper or whatever..
Enjoy..

That is all for today my sweet ladies..

Have a lovely evening and remember He is Faithful....
Love and Prayers...





8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information.
    Joy

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  2. Oh thanks Faye, what an easy thing to grow!
    I love sprouts too - I will do this and pass this on to our son who loves to grow his own herbs, etc.

    Karen

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  3. My mom used to grow her own alfalfa sprouts :) :) I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Tine

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  5. i love doing mung bean sprouts all the time! fun!

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  6. Thanks Faye. :-) For some strange reason I had it in my mind that you were going to grow Brussel Sprouts in a jar...... don't ask me why
    :-)xxx

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  7. Looks good! I like sprouts, have never tried my own! But hoping to now!

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  8. ok faye.now i remember how to do sprouts..cause u showed years ago.lol..now dear faye give me sprouted bread recipe...thanks....lynn

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