I ate two hot dogs with homegrown and canned cucumber relish because of the photo on the right. Marathon in three weeks; last week was my 20 miler. Next week I run 22. Then I rest (kind of).

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Soon comes the pasta.

I meant to put this here.

Brining some cukes.

Brining some cukes.

Just a little Tuesday night bread bakin’

Just a little Tuesday night bread bakin’

The only thing more beautiful in life is, perhaps, a baby’s first smile.

The only thing more beautiful in life is, perhaps, a baby’s first smile.

The clematis was confused by our long, hot summer and is blooming again this year.

The clematis was confused by our long, hot summer and is blooming again this year.

I am a squirrel.

I am a squirrel.

Homegrown roasted tomato sauce.

Homegrown roasted tomato sauce.

How to Sprout

What you need:

Seeds you’re going to sprout (I’m using alfalfa here)
Wide mouth jar
Canning ring
Cheesecloth or other permeable cloth (I use a retired dish towel)

First, get a commercial seed packet that’s grown for sprouting; the seeds will be safe to eat.

Then, add enough seeds to cover the outer ring of the bottom of the jar.

Next, rinse the seeds in bubbly, churning tap water for a few minutes.

Then, drain all but the bottom inch of water.

Allow seeds to soak a few hours.

Drain the remaining water and cover jar with the cloth. Screw the ring over the towel and put it in a sunny spot.

Every day for about week, rinse the seeds as before and drain.

Once they start to sprout, eat!

Cinnamon apple slices in the dehydrator. The kid loves them.

Cinnamon apple slices in the dehydrator. The kid loves them.