Wednesday, June 25, 2008


My husband loves to garden. Me? I’d rather cook and eat than water and weed. And anyway, I don’t have much of a green thumb. Our bay tree is only now recovering from the time I tried to prune it a couple of years ago.

But even I can grow alfalfa sprouts. Just take a handful of seed.

Soak it in cool water for a few hours. Then rinse and drain a couple of times a day. I can handle that. I have a sprouter, you know how I love my toys.

You don’t need one though, I suppose you can do all of this with just a bottle and a fine mesh sieve.

In less than a week, the sprouter’s full. How can I describe the flavor of fresh alfalfa sprouts? Green. Alive. Downright yummy. Perfect on a salad or ham and cheese sandwich.

I’ll leave digging in the dirt to the gardener.


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