Saturday, January 22, 2011
Sprouting Seeds in the Winter!
This is a great time to sprout seeds in your kitchen. If you are hungering to grow something fresh, this is the next best thing. Add your sprouts to salads, sandwiches, or hot vegetables. You can buy seeds at your local health food store or online.
It only takes about a tablespoon of clover, alfalfa, or lentil seeds (or mix all) and 3 days to make enough for several servings.
Place 1 tbsp of the seeds in a clean quart jar, fill jar half way with water and leave overnight, In the morning, cover top with a cheese cloth, and place a rubber band to hold it around the rim; then strain. Everyday fill with water and quickly strain...leave in a dark warm place. In a few days you will have sprouts to put on your salad.
Did you know that they are full of antioxidants, and sprouts have life saving attributes from the past; animals that were starving over the winter were re-vitalized by eating sprouts; it gave them vigor. So try it, and it may become your winter garden!