I AM A SIMPLETON AND THIS IS MY JOURNEY
A SPROUTING STORY
by SCOT SWORDY
Today began as usual with coffee, while the coffee water boils I rinse my sprouts. This is my morning routine. I love sprouting. These last twelve months I have enjoyed more and more raw food in my diet. I don’t really want to be all raw or all vegan for that matter. I just sincerely enjoy eating fresh green leafy veggies. I don’t eat this way because I’m afraid of losing my health or beauty, I eat this way because leafy greens taste sooo good.
When I grow my own sprouts I feel the energy, the connection, I grew this food with my own fair hands. This food is still alive when I eat it. Thou shall not kill says the bible, I don’t kill my sprouts, our lives simply blend, becoming one.
All sounds pretty harmonious right? Until this morning, as I go to rinse my red clover and daikon radish mix. This is a new mix for me and my third attempt. My third failed attempt, here they are again all covered in mold. I was mildly devastated, why was it so hard? I had tried a few different ideas to prevent this molding and nothing seemed to be working. I decided to treat myself to a café coffee, take my book chat with some friends and have a nice read. It was consolation time!
I sat with my coffee and started to read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma. This is a really good book and a must read for anyone who eats food. I’m reading about a discussion between Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin of Polyface farms. Joel is an amazing farmer finding and creating balances between plant...