Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sprouting Adzuki Beans at the Cottage...Crunch!

Georgia our neighbour at the lake loves to try new things. Among the crafty things she does she writes poetry, stories, water colours, knits, sews etc. We enjoy sharing our thoughts and craft ideas, magazines and recipes.
Last week she showed me the ming beans she was sprouting. Before I left to come home she made up my "homework" which consisted of adzuki beans and one section of a sprouting container she wasn't using. It has ever slightly raised circles in the bottom where little droplets of water from the beans help keep them from drying up.

I soaked the beans in water over night and then put them into the sprouter. For 2 days my homework was to rinse the beans twice a day....and they sprouted.

This is a salad I brought to work with the beans. They taste sort of like crunchy peas. Last weekend she gave me radish beans, mung beans and more adzuki beans. Georgia said the sprouts are delicious in soups too. Yummm!

Have you ever sprouted beans? If you like beans it really is fun and good for you too
.... Judi xoxo


Theresa said...

Never heard of that! Looks interesting and I am game to try most anything:) I think they are pretty too! Have a blessed day dear Judi! HUGS!

Marilyn said...

I've never sprouted beans. It is interesting. I can't digest them, along with a bunch of other things so we don't have them. Love the taste though and wish I could eat them. Thanks for such an interesting post. Your friend sounds like fun.

♥ Kathy said...

I've never done that but I want to try them now! *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Hi Judi! Oh, this does sounds neat. No, I've never sprouted beans! You just amaze me with all your all your ideas!
Hope you're having a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judy
No I have never done that. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Libby said...

Beautiful salad!

SmilingSally said...

Nope, Judi, I've never sprouted beans, but I do like bean sprouts in my salads.

You make fragrances too? You're amazing!

Darlene said...

I've never heard of that. Sounds like Georgia is a wonderful neighbor to have.

To answer your question, we do occasionally get under a watering ban. But it usually means either the even number houses (can) water on Mon, Wed, Fri and odd numbers on Tues, Thurs, Sat or one side of the street one day the other side allowed the next day. Things like that. They also encourage you to water early in the morning so more is absorbed and doesn't evaporate in the HOT air.

Julie said...

I have sprouted alphalfa seeds, which makes the little ones you find in salads and on sandwiches. I like them. I haven't sprouted beans before, but have been thinking I would like to get back into sprouting, so may try the beans next!!! Thanks for showing this!

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