Homegrown sprouts will ruin store-bought sprouts for you forever. You may think the ones you buy from the store are good, but as soon as you grow your own for the first time and realize how flavorful and crisp they can be, you?ll be amazed. And you?ll want more.
Sprouts are a delicious and easy way to pack more led lawn lamps_2464 nutrition into your diet. Add them to salads, sandwiches, rice or quinoa bowls, or just eat a handful for a snack. Not only are they yummy and simple to add to almost any meal, they are very easy to grow indoors all year round! Here are three different ways to grow your own sprouts.
The most obvious way to grow anything: in the dirt! You can grow sprouts indoors in soil in about ten days. This method works especially well for large seeds with tough shells, like , because the soil helps to separate the sprout from the shell.
Growing sprouts in a Mason jar is easy and convenient. You can use any kind of bean or pea sprouts for Mason jar sprouting (you can also buy that work well), but my favorite combination is mung beans with green peas because they have the same fast growing time and have a similar crunchy texture.
Check out My Video on My Method for Growing Sprouts in a Jar!
If you want to grow sprouts in large quantities with almost no effort, automatic sprouters are great because they do pretty much all the work for you, which means you don?t have to remember to rinse your sprouts multiple times a day?you just have to freshen the water once a day and the sprouter does the rest.
Now that you know how to grow sprouts?read more about what types of tasty sprouts you should try!
Roses are a symbol of love and beauty, and while some people may think that they seem old-fashioned, roses come by that honestly. Early use of rose as an aromatic herb in the bath, as decoration, and to flavour wine, dates back to ancient Persia. Today?s recipe for rose petal bath bombs takes that luxury from the past to create a romantic spa experience for modern times.
History of the Rose Oil Bath
Modern Day Pampering: Rose Petal Bath Bombs
Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe
Makes eight 2.5? heart-shaped tub fizzers
Ingredients and Equipment
- 250 g non-aluminum baking soda
- 125 g citric acid
- 125 g organic corn starch
- 125 g Epsom salts
- 100% pure witch hazel
- 20 drops of rose essential oil or a floral blend
- Dried rose petals
- Small spray bottle
- Heart-shaped mold
In a large bowl, measure in the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the essential oils and mix again. Using a small spray bottle filled with witch hazel, spray the surface of the powder with 6-8 sprays.
Working quickly, mix the witch hazel in using your hands. Add a few more spritzes of witch hazel on the surface at a time and keep using your hands to blend it together rapidly until the mixture has the consistency of damp sand. It should feel dry but hold together when formed into a ball with your hands.
Add the rose petals to the mold and give a quick spray of witch hazel so they adhere to the bath bomb.
Firmly press mixture into mold. Press into all the grooves of the mold with your thumbs, and keep topping up the mix until you have no give at all when pressing. You really want to pack the mixture in there tightly. Smooth the back of the bath bomb so it is not higher than the top of the mold.
Gently tap the mold so that the bath bomb releases and carefully lay on a tray to dry. Let the bath bombs dry undisturbed for 24 hours.
More Ideas from the Heart
Market bag, lunch bag, knitting bag, beach bag, travel bag?it doesn?t matter what you decide to use this hand-painted canvas bag for because no matter what you choose, it?s a gorgeous way to replace single use plastic bags with artistic flare. This project will show you some simple ways to brighten up reusable market bags with brilliant colour and permanent paint. Since these bags are meant to be used, and reused, the fabric paint is washable. Setting the paint using high heat will ensure that the design you create will keep on blooming even if you use it every day.
Reusable Bags for the Earth
I know you already know about the giant garbage island in the middle of the ocean. Perhaps you also live in one of those fabulous cities that have banned single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. Either way, I hope that, like me, you have a bunch of reusable grocery bags that you take with you when you go shopping or to the market. BUT, the one thing that nobody is talking about that reusable shopping bags don?t have to be ugly!
Sure, you probably have a favorite bag that?s the exact right size and shape for your needs. It?s probably got some company logo on it that doesn?t really mean anything to you. Yeah, I?ve got that bag too. Here?s the thing: when I pull out hand-painted bag politely say to the cashier, ?No thanks, I?ve got my own bag.? I?m inevitably greeted with a smile and a warm compliment about how pretty it is. It might not seem like it?s something that?s very important in the grand scheme of things, but frankly if my brightly-colored painted flowers can make someone smile then maybe it does make an impact. Painting my own market totes is sure is a lot of fun too.
Crafting is Therapy
Here are a few different paints that I like:
How to Make a Hand Painted Market Tote Bag
There are a few different ways you can create your images: freehand, stencil, or masking. Freehand drawing allows you to have a complete creative license with the design that you have chosen. Swirly lines, animals and birds, leaves, and botanical elements all have flare when created by hand.
If freehand is not your style, you can use a variety of different stencils. Use letter stencils to spell out a word or phrase. Or choose a stencil of an object you would like to paint. Masking is to block off part of the canvas to create a guide for the paint. Use pieces of masking tape to create shapes on the canvas and paint in between with different colors to create a modern, graphic design.
- Fabric paint pens
- Iron or
For all of my designs, I start with a freehand design using a fabric pen. You can look for inspiration online, in nature, or in a adult colouring book.
Next, use fabric paints to fill in parts of the design.
You an always switch back to the fabric pens again to add more detail.
Once the paint is dry, set them with an iron or a heat press. Use the hottest setting and iron each part of the design for 10 minutes. I will admit, that 10 minutes of ironing seems like an eternity. Since I make a lot of fabric painted or iron on vinyl projects, I got a as a Christmas gift last year and it makes the whole ironing part a whole lot easier. The large base and high heat allows you to set the pain in just 30 seconds! Either way, take the time to properly set the design. This will ensure that you can wash the canvas bag according to the directions on the fabric paint and your creation will stay beautiful!
Make yourself a few extra bags so you can wrap presents with them as gifts this year as well. You could also fill them with groceries and bring them to some new parents or an ailing friend. Any way you use them, they will brighten up someone?s day!