Sunday, 27 July 2008

Sprouting out of Control

Help! A foreign life-form is taking over my fridge! It might be only a matter of days until it bursts out of the container and decides to invade the next shelf. I don't know what to do with these little critters but still can't make myself throw away something that looks so decidedly alive. Didn't dare opening the lid though - you never know what you might unleash...

It all started with Zorra's Bread Baking Day #11 which made us sprout seeds or grains. At first, I wasn't sure if my rye berries would sprout at all. Then I forgot about the deadline of the event and suddenly these little critters looked like this. I suspected they had started to get mouldy but when inspecting the photos a bit more thoroughly, it just looked like little hairs growing along the sprouts.

With a lot of work looming on the horizon and no idea if the sprouts were still edible or not, I just put them back into the fridge. Being a freelance journalist, I was so busy preparing for and then writing about World Youth Day in Sydney that I again forgot about this little project (sadly, this seems to be a reoccurring theme these days). Now, the last pilgrims have left Australia and these sprouts are still inhabiting my fridge. And I'm still at a loss what to do with them...


zorra said...

*lol* Sie leben!

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Y said...

Sprout salad? :D

Nora B. said...

I am no expert with these things. Usually sprouts can be tossed in a salad and eaten raw, but I am not sure of rye sprouts... It's interesting to grow something though, right?

Eva said...

Zorra - man sollte es wirklich kaum glauben, wie hartnaeckig diese Dinger sind!

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Y - Sounds like an option!

Nora - I'll try one tomorrow and if I don't drop dead in a second, I'll simply use them all up. Promise!