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Sprouts!

I went camping with some friends and learned about growing sprouts! Once I got home, I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did!! Some of the benefits of eating sprouts are: they are biogenic and produce life in our body, rival meat in nutritive value, full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals.

If you want to give it a try, this is how I did it:

I bought a mason jar sprouting kit and put a table spoon of sprout seeds in a jar, with about an inch of water. I left this in the pantry with the light out over night. I used a spicy variety, but there are tons of different options to try. Two times a day, I rinsed and drained the jar and then put it back in the dark pantry for a total of five days. On the fifth day, I let it sit out on the counter for about a half a day to get some sun.

At the end of the day, I de-hulled the sprouts by using a salad spinner, filling it with water and draining it, sifting out as many hulls as I could until most of them were gone. Then I spun it, put all the sprouts in a baggie and put it in the fridge.

I made a really delicious salmon salad and threw on the sprouts! It was DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend.

This next time, I’m going to try to grow some mung beans, since they look a little thicker and I think I would like the crunch!!

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Apartment gardening

One of the things I miss about living in a house is that I don’t have a yard, so I can’t plant a garden.  I don’t really have a green thumb or anything, I just like to pretend!  I’m really lucky though, because my awesome new loft has a great patio.  I decided to use some of my patio space to plant a potted garden.  Right after I planted it, it got cold again, then it rained a lot, so I think that my plants may not make it, but I’m going to keep trying with them.  I planted a jalapeño pepper, squash, flowers, and tomatoes.  I’ve already had a huge harvest on my tomatoes as you will see in the picture!!

20140524-071609-26169364.jpgJalapeño pepper – as you can see there are mushrooms growing in the dirt.  I’m sure that’s from all the rain.

20140524-071610-26170246.jpgThe squash doesn’t look too good.  I read that when it gets yellow, it has too much water.  All the rain must not be good for it.

20140524-071611-26171103.jpgI just thought the red and pink flowers were pretty.  The other ones are left over from my camping trip.

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My tomato plan has lots of tomatoes on it. I hope the birds don’t figure it out and start eating them!! 20140524-071612-26172865.jpgMy first harvest!! I may never have to go to the grocery store again!!! lol

Another Lilly has bloomed

We bought these Lillies a year or two ago and they are finally blooming. We didn’t know for sure what color they were, so it’s a surprise when they bloom. Here is our second beautiful Lilly!

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