I agreed to post a picture of the snake and dragon sprouts (mung bean and lentil sprouts) I mentioned in a previous post, so here they are. Fierce looking, aren't they?
As for instructions, you need a mason jar, some cheese cloth to go over the opening, and a rubber band to keep it in place. You can pick up organic seed to sprout at most health food stores.
Soak the seeds overnight. Rinse and drain two or three times a day, and you can start eating them in a few days. I keep mine right by the kitchen sink to remind me to rinse them, and I haven't had any problems with mold. But then, I live in an extremely dry climate. Good luck!
I'm not qualified to teach anyone how to do stop animation, but I saw this video over on Laini Taylor's blog and had to share it.
And how many of you doodle on your numbers and letters until they turn into people or creatures? It's reassuring to know I'm not the only one who thinks the number four has a really big nose.
BTW- I'll be discussing and giving away a pair of exciting debut novels this month, hopefully within the next week. :o)
And I have no idea why two paragraphs of this post have a white background or how to get rid of it. It's never happened before, but I'm not sure I can blame it on Blogger (I left the computer unattended for a bit, and I do have three kids). If any of you know how to get rid of the background and would like to help me out, I'm all ears. Thanks!