Saturday, February 13, 2010

For now I'll make Sprouts

Yes, it is still cold in Western Massachusetts. Not much snow for us, but for all of you who are not accustomed to it--enjoy! I did hear the chicadee's spring call this week. Hopefully they know something I don't!  I long to get out there and plant flowers, but I have to wait till May, then the hearty pansies go in first.

So for now, I'll make sprouts! Sunflower sprouts grow in dirt and mixed salad sprouts, including alfalfa, radish, mung and lentil, grow in a jar-rinsed 3 times a day.  I chop them up in my daily salad and put organic, live, enzyme-filled food in my tummy. Yummy!  I also add organic romaine, dried tomatoes, black olives, persian cukes, red bell peppers and sheep's milk feta. My dressing of choice lately is Cardini's Caesar, combined with goat yogurt and dillweed and topped with fresh ground black pepper.

I never wanted to be a person stuck in routines, but I love the ritual of chopping the ingredients and making the salad. At work, I usually eat at my desk, but I take 15 minutes to make the salad from "scratch." It relaxes me.  It recharges me.  Time to make the salad!

See the slideshow and Part 3 of the Dream Vacation below


  1. You inspire me with your healthy eating! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so glad that you take the time to eat healthy and organic. Wish I had the willpower to do the same. I admire your lifestyle.


  3. Then I won't say what I ate AFTER lunch! Sherry

  4. That sounds pretty yummy! Now how often do you "harvest" these? You've intrigued me....

  5. Hi Sherry! I used to grow sprouts all the time when I was kid. Thanks so much for the memories. And Thank you for your birthday wishes. I hope you have a wonderful love filled day tomorrow!

    My Desert Cottage

  6. UHHMMM,
    Sounds so good Sherry,
    I too do that now and then,and it realy is a wonderfull meal, with a good piece of bread. You know ,here we eat :rugbrød, -it is a dark bread only made with rye, and many whole grains is very much more healphy than the white bread, that I love too.
    Thanks for good inspiration.

    xo Dorthe

  7. Good Morning, Sherry!!

    Guess what?


    There will be a surprise envelope arriving in your mailbox very soon!

    But first...I need your snail mail address!
    You can email it to me at:

    ipaintallday @ yahoo (dot) com



  8. This sounds so delicious. I may have to try sprouts again. It is so dry here I have had trouble with them...but your salad sounds so yummy. I really like that salad dressing, too! Happy Heart day!

  9. Sherry,
    To answer your question...go to ADD A GADGET...BLOGLIST...put a check by THUMBNAIL OF MOST RECENT ITEM...this should load the pics for you. Please let me know if this did it:) HAPPY V DAY!


  10. Sounds yummy! I love trying new things and definitely love healthy! My family is not on the same boat as I am when it comes to being a vegetarian. Oh well! Wishing you a day filled with much love and friendship. Blessings, Tammy

  11. Sherry,
    I've seen you on several occasions at Diane's blog and thought I'd drop in. I'm glad I did. Good eating is on my agenda for 2010. Thanks,

  12. You are making me sooo hungry right now!!!!
    I love sprouts!!!!!

    Sounds delicious!!!

  13. This salad sounds fabulous and healthy! :)
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left at my blog, Sherry! It meant a lot to me.

  14. Your salad sounds so good...and about the glove molds...they're a kind of acrylic or plastic in a dark charcoal color...that you can also write on with chalk.

  15. Hi Sherry, it was wonderful hearing your voice through comment this morning. Thanks for popping by. Thank you also for the endearing compliment of my art. I never tire of hearing someone enjoying what they see. I, too, will sign up to Follow you. I've been checking out your new site this a.m., and immensely enjoyed your magnificent story-telling ability. Absolutely loved reading about your Dream Vacation. brought us right there with you!

    Yes, I really love Flea Market Trixie's site too! Love her decorating style, as well as her generous nature. I've met some of the most wonderful people since I began blogging. It's becoming such a pleasure reconnecting from time to time. Catching up, sharing our stories.

    Closing for now. So good hearing from you. I'll be dropping by periodically, and I'm extending an invitation for you to do the same.

    Blessings, joy and sunshine, Terri Smith from:

  16. Hi Sherri!

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome and the visit to my blog! I LOVE visits from Cat Moms, they always remember to give us a good ear scritching before leaving ;) I am loving your photography - incredible!! This is like I'm the one on an adventure when viewing the slideshows of your vacation! I will most certainly be back again for some visiting!

    I hope you'll come back by from time to time.


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