Have you tried the latest hot thing that everyone is doing??? Sprouting!!! Well, I guess it may not be the latest hot thing anywhere else except in my household, but here we are all about the sprouts!
This all happened by chance, when I turned down a little center aisle in my grocery store, that I never go down. It was the make-your-own-herby-things aisle. I was looking for dried hops to make a sleeping sachet (I'll spare you my insomnia stories), and I found not only hops, but seeds to sprout! Lots of seeds to sprout and cute sprouting jars.
I love sprouts, I love them in salads and on sandwiches instead of lettuce. So, I got a sprouting jar and some broccoli seeds. It's so easy (and cheap), and it turns out the sprouts are little powerhouses nutritionally.
Basically, you place the seeds in a jar with a mesh lid. You soak about a tablespoon or two in water overnight (or about 8 hours), then drain. You store the jar slightly tilted so that the water drains out in a darkish place (I sat them in a bowl on my dryer with a dishtowel over them). Twice a day, you run water into the jar and rinse them, draining them again. After about 4-5 days, you have sprouts! You do a final rinse and then store in the fridge. If you're really interested, I recommend doing a search online for sprouting seeds, because there are different methods, this is just the one that I used.
And guess what??? It's been ages since I've done Weekend Herb Blogging, mostly because my herb garden has shut down for the winter. But I think this qualifies, don't you? It's sort of an unusual approach to vegetables. This week it is hosted by Dee from The Daily Tiffin.