3.24.11 Sprout Update
Seeds. Water. Light. Life! That's all it takes. Just shy of 5 days, and hardy little shoots are springing out, so vibrant and crisp. A reminder of how eager cells are to divide, and how little they require to thrive. The pea shoots are tender and crunchy, full of vivid pea flavor. The broccoli sprouts are smaller and more tender, with a delicate but recognizable taste. They are ready to eat now: stirred into soups, tossed in salads, layered in sandwiches, simply dressed with a little lemon juice and sesame oil, blended in juice.
All this bounty from simply placing a handful of seeds into a hemp bag, and soaking that in water 2-3 times a day. I hung my soaking bags from the knobs on the cupboards conveniently located over my sink. You can suspend them anywhere as long as you put a tray beneath to catch the drips.
If you have kids, this would be a really fun project to do with them, and a great way to teach them about how our food harnesses the energy from air, sun and water.