January 06, 2011

winter gardening and fresh produce deals!

winter white thursday:

just because it's cold and snowy and we're months away from digging into the good earth to grow our own food... doesn't mean we can't dabble in window sill gardening.  growing mung bean sprouts.  this is day two... look close and you can see the starts of the white sprout.  in about four days... we'll be smothering our salads with them and adding them to stir-fry's!

other food for thought:
do you have a meijer's by you?  if so, you'll want to take advantage of their buy 10 get the 11th free promotion.  today, i sauntered through the grocery store, flinging the following dollar items into my cart:

-blackberries 2 cartons
-organic 3 bags of carrots
-cherry tomatoes 2-bags
-2 bunches of celery
-4 bags of lettuce
-4 greenhouse cucumbers (the big ones)
-dole pineapple (4 cans) sliced in their own juice
-1 can of corn (for cowboy caviar)  would of tossed more in the cart, but they only had one can left.

i'll be making one more run there, before the sale ends saturday.... too many fresh good things to pass up.  especially this time of year.  in michigan... fresh is hard to come by--well, unless you're talking about mung bean sprouts.  and let's face it... there's just so much you can do with them!  smile, wink, nod


jamie said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Meijer sale. Looks like you got some sweet deals!
That is interesting about the mung bean sprouts. I have always wanted to do that, but wasn't sure how exactly. Do you soak them in water?
Enjoying your winter white posts. Have a lovely weekend!

Mitzi Curi said...

It looks like we'll be shopping at Meijer this weekend! I love the taste of blackberries or raspberries any time of year.