Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunflower salads


These are easy. Sprinkle sunflower seeds into some nice potting soil, cover lightly, water, and wait a few days. Mine are on the roof, but they can be grown on a windowsill, too. Very accommodating.

I have already started to snip the wobbly and succulent stems, to pile on top of salads of shaved beetroot and fanned avocado. What's in them? Lots of Vitamin A, B, E and zinc. And protein. Eat your sprouts...

I ordered my sunflower seeds from Botanical Interests (as usual, creature of habit) - I'm not sure what the germination rate would be on store-bought seeds, made for eating.

People sometimes chew those seeds - still shelled - on the subway. Chomp, chomp, chomp. Food for gerbils.

Then they spit the hulls neatly into a loose fist, or right onto the floor.

Noo York, Noo York, it's a wonderful town!
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