Monday, August 10, 2009


My brother-in-law taught me how to do this last year. It is fun. You do not need the fancy spouting machines. You simply need a Mason jar or two, some cheesecloth (I get mine from the hardware store),some spouting seeds and fresh water. Tale the lid off the mason jar and set aside the middle round part. You just need the rim. Cut a piece of cheesecloth to cover the top of the jar. Put about 1 tbs. of sprouting seeds in the jar and cover them with fresh water. Secure the cheesecloth over the opening of the jar by screwing on the metal rim. Soak the seeds overnight and in the morning dump that water. Put the jar on a windowsill to get some sun. Everyday you need to rinse the seeds by pouring fresh water through the cheesecloth and swirling it around in the jar and dumping it through the cheesecloth. It will take about 3 to 4 days to see the beginnings of the sprouts. In one week you should see green little sprouts in your jar. After 6 or 7 days they should be ready to eat. Take them out of the jar,set them on a paper towel and put them in an airtight container in the refridgerator. Will keep for 1 week in my experience. I do alfalfa,clover & brocoli sprouts. There are several kinds available either on line or in health food stores.

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