Winter is long, but today the sun was friendly. Even the less than brave ladies ventured out to scratch at the sun dappled snow. The kids and I sat at the table for a late afternoon snack of kale chips, dried cranberries and fresh oatmeal cookies as the sun sliced across the table.
Last week Kira, Fern and Baby Meer came for a visit and brought along some homemade pitas, roasted carrot hummus and their own sprouts. I am a fan of sprouts, but have never tried sprouting my own. I think I thought it was a complicated process, but it is proving to be quite the opposite. The next day, I went out and bought a few mixed packages as well as some mung beans and alfalfa and began the simple process. Soak them overnight, rinse and drain in the morning, rinse daily until ready, store in the fridge and eat ’em up. Thank you Miss Kira!
They should be ready for eating tomorrow and I look forward to the tasty, nutritious snack. I must say it is quite a welcome delight to see something sprouting to life in these long, final months of winter.
What lively greens keep you going through the winter?
go gently + be wonderful