Sprouts are a delicious, nutritious, and fun way to pretend you are gardening when it is winter. I get a yummy sprout seed mix from the food co-op in Albany. Radish sprouts are my favorite because they are spicy. You can order seeds from seed companies or get them from your favorite hippie food store.
|My Fancy Sprouting Device|
First, soak your seeds overnight. I do this in a wide-mouth jar covered with butter muslin, which is like fine-gauge cheesecloth. I fasten the cloth on top with the jar band. In the morning, drain and rinse the seeds. I am an incurable kitchen gadget collector, so I have this special seed-sprouting setup. It has slotted trays for the sprouts and a solid one on the bottom to catch the runoff from rinsing. You can get one too, or you can just flip over that cheesecloth-covered jar onto a plate or something. Just make sure the sprouts are getting good air circulation.
Rinse them at least once a day until they look all sprouty and tasty. It will take a few days, maybe even a week. Then enjoy them in a sandwich with hummus and avocado (yeah, I know, not exactly locavore eating, but I believe avocados keep my skin from getting dry in winter, and I know they are good for my seasonally affected mind and soul), or however you like your sprouts.
|Welcome to my Sprout Forest|