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Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sprouting Seeds

Do you like sprouts? Have you ever tried them? I love sprouts on sandwiches, wraps or in a good stir fry or salad. Sure, you can buy sprouts in the grocery store, but why not grow your own? They are inexpensive, fun, clean, fresh, nutritious and delicious. Plus, if you have been snowed in all Winter and have been dying to get something fresh from the garden, sprouts are a perfect little something to grow indoors all year round.

I bought this little Burpee Seed Sprouter. It is just the right size for us, but you can surely buy bigger set-ups or make your own. This one comes with 3 seed packets: broccoli sprout seeds, mung bean sprout seeds and zesty sprout seeds (which are a combination of broccoli, radish and cress.)

You just spread a small amount of seeds over the clear trays of the seed sprouter.
Rinse the seeds thoroughly under the tap.
Next, you simply stack the trays, placing the shallow tray on top. Slowly pour water through the shallow tray into the seeds below and drain the excess water from the base tray. You just need to rinse and drain the sprouting seeds twice a day and in 2-7 days your sprouts will be ready to eat. Sprouting seeds can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Of course you may want to keep the nosy Corgi out of the seed sprouter. ♥ CS


Jenna Z said...

This is too funny! I just blogged sprouts last month!

We corgi folk must love our sprouts!!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I'm popping right over to see, Jenna! I've been so behind in my blog visits. xo xo

Angela said...

Hey Cathy!

I am going to have to give that a try. I'm sure the kids would enjoy watching them grow. Not sure if they would like the taste of them or not but it would be fun to try!


ClassyChassy said...

HA! Sprouts are good for Corgis, too! Someone in the picture is just letting you know! Cute!

Whosyergurl said...

Don't they ALWAYS have their nose in whatever it is that you are doing?
(And, I wouldn't have it any other way!)
Hoosier hugs,

Heather said...

how fun!~ I guess corgis like them too? ;)