Post by WillemsMom on Oct 29, 2004 15:37:57 GMT -8
Many years ago I grew my own alfalfa sprouts. So easy. Maybe I'll begin to do that again. That way Yoda would get the freshest possible alfalfa. If you can't find directions on how to do it, please let me know. Piece of cake!
Well It was worth a try ....Yoda dosnt seem to like it too much .... I find it is sucking the moisture out of the greens as well ...and as you mentioned Mark....it dries to the plate and is hard to clean up as well ...
I took a good look at the salad with it and without it and .....well I dont blame Yoda ...it kinda smells like horse food...( hmmmmm...oh ya it is horse food)
A nice fresh crispy plate of greens ...looks alot more apetizing.. without it.
Good news is my neibour's rat loves it ..so it wont go to waste... ;D
I didnt try it for any other reason except ...just to see if Yoda would like it or not... I dont think Yoda's current diet is lacking anyway ...so no loss.
The best way I found was take the amount of alfalfa powder you intend on using and mix it with warm water in a small cup. Mix the salad then pour the hydrated alfalfa over the top.
When grown in a garden I found that aphids love it so Bob was getting a little animal protien with it but not enough to worry about (maybe 0.5 grams a month of aphids v. over 1.5 kilograms of greens a week).
The fresh stuff is much better but hey it is 6 months before we should start planting.
When I say grow it I don't mean a high maintence garden. I claimed a section of yard near a fence and out of the way. Took a handful of alfalfa seed and tossed it. The only thing special that you do is NOT mow that foot next to the fence.
I thought of the dehydrating effects of the dry alfalfa then of how I reconstitute mushrooms for risotto and such. If the alfalfa is wet when introduced to the greens more will run to the bottom of the dish but what enters the ig is better and less dehydrating.
Over all I am not a fan of using it in normal diet and have not included dry alfalfa in over a year.