Today I brought out the lentils for sprouting.
They are my favorite sprouting seed (of a dozen) for their ease, speed, taste, and nutritional value. I put them in a shallow bowl and cover with water. I drain the water once or twice a day and recover with fresh water.
In a few days I have sprouts.
They are great plain or on salads or sandwiches. This time of year I add them to soup as I serve each bowl.
I am grateful for moderately fresh food at the grocery store, but it doesn’t satisfy my body’s craving for fresh vegetables at peak nutritional value. That only comes from the garden.
Just when I crave fresh food the most… out come the sprouts.
One day I will build a small greenhouse connecting my cabin to my root cellar. Glory days to come.