Category Archives: Sprouting

Eating the Sprouts

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The sprouts were being really slow to germinate and we had to move them into the sun after a few days to try and speed them up. In the end we decided they must be ok so we ate some of them today. I think because they have been going so long they were a bit sour tasting raw in a sandwich. But I am sure they are still healthy and it’s trial and error! We’ll have another go soon and hopefully get things going with them.

Emma

Sprouts Morning 2

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Emptied the water out this morning again. There is some movement with the sprouts; they have started to set off shoots. Rinsed and put them back on the shelf.

I was also in the mood for baking some bread so I took the last dough I had put in the freezer out and made a little loaf of white seeded. I am going to have to do a long post about bread soon because learning how to bake real bread is one of the best things I hav gotten out of moving to China so far!

Emma

Sprouts Morning 1

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I followed the instructions this morning. The seeds look the same. I drained the water out of the jar and then rinsed them and left them on the counter for the day. The water is not clear any more. I guess this water is probably quite nutritious so I fed it to the vegetables. I am excited to see when something happened to the seeds!

Emma

Sprouting Seeds

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I have a new experiment on the go now. I read some stuff about sprouting seeds and I have decided to have a go at sprouting some myself. I bought this kit from a company called Living Food of St. Ives in Devon, England. I got a sprouting jar, a big bag of mixed seeds and a smaller bag of aduki beans, plus all the info I should need to get this to work!

It says one tablespoonful should be enough for a family helping, so I put one in the jar. It then says to fill the jar with water but I think that seems excessive. I am not sure if one table spoon is the most you can fit in at a time or if it is just a guide. So I went for one tablespoon of seeds and I quarter filled the jar with water from the dispenser (no tap water on food). Ill see how they go. They are now soaking overnight.

Emma