Something fresh at the end of a fortnight without groceries

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bellinisurge Sun 15-Mar-20 16:18:52

Love sprouting. Also growing pea shoots for salads. Not peas - the shoots which are cut and come again.

stella1know Sun 15-Mar-20 11:12:56

I think the ecoli issue is from commercially grown sprouts in artificially heated environments where there has been a hygiene slip. Even one touch from an unwashed hand or one sneeze near the ventilation system. If you grow them yourself, in a clean vessel and your hands are washed, it will be fine. Just like Any other food you touch eg salad.

FredaFrogspawn Sun 15-Mar-20 09:52:40

Oh I hadn’t heard that. I use the sprouting jar

But you can use any jar with a mesh to drain the water through. It’s never made me ill but I do have an iron stomach.

Lots of advice online.

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just5morepeas Sun 15-Mar-20 09:09:15

I've heard sprouting seeds can be a source of ecoli, salmonella, etc, as they are grown in warm damp conditions which bugs love. idea

Good idea, but I'd be very careful about hygiene, especially if it's something someone hadn't grown before. I suppose they could be cooked before eating?

ChilliMayo Sun 15-Mar-20 08:59:06

Don't forget your cress! It will even grow on damp cotton wool on the windowsill.

CousinKrispy Sun 15-Mar-20 08:27:38

Sprouting is a great idea, I've only done it occasionally. Do you have any fav instructions? I've heard of using old tights to do it in, but all my tights are black and that put me off for some reason!

MotorwayDiva Sun 15-Mar-20 07:05:06

Aldi are selling lettuce seed packs for 99p at the moment. Also a useful activity for kids to plant if they are off


stella1know Sun 15-Mar-20 07:04:31

True. Good idea. Hopefully it won’t come to that though but it is a back up. Nice on top of omelettes.

FredaFrogspawn Sun 15-Mar-20 06:55:59

I’m sure most people know this but I’m throwing a reminder out there.

If we do have to live without fresh food top ups for a while, sprouting is a great way to get nutrients towards the end of the period. Whole lentils, mung beans and seeds - start them before you run out of fresh veg and they will keep you going. Tasty dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, in a sandwich with Brie or peanut butter or as a side with noodle dishes.

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