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local eating … sprout sandwich

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Winter in New Brunswick – snow, frozen ground, temperatures far below zero. Not a time to be thinking about growing your own food? Not quite true!

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Anyone can grow sprouts. I have a great sprouter, the 8 X 10 Sproutmaster from Sprout People.

https://sproutpeople.org/sproutmaster-8×10-tray-sprouter/

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I have also used a one pint mason jar for growing sprouts. For me, a twice daily water rinse and careful draining is key to growing the best sprouts.

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Today, I had a couple of sprout sandwiches for breakfast. Sprouted alfalfa, multi-grain bread from Real Food Connections in Fredericton, and mayo. Yum!

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sprout sandwich

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sprouts peek

between sheets

of whole wheat

green baby beaks

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stems tickle lips

as though I kissed

a man with a mobile

mustache

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satisfying crunch

crisp bunch

of alfalfa

delight

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green and white

and mayo

daub of mustard

sprig of thyme

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a sprinkle

from my stash of seed

a little time

sprouts did all the work

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swell, burst seed coat, grow

rinse, dry , fluff

pluck and toss

and wow! what a kiss!

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