Has anyone else out there done wheat berry sprouts? I finished mine up today, and I think I may have messed up somehow.
I put the berries in a quart jar and rinsed them twice a day for the last 4 days as per the instructions I linked in the previous post. Here's what they looked like -
It seems like more roots than sprouts. I swear I had one green sprout early on in the process, but not a one to be found in the jar this afternoon.
I took them out, rinsed them off in cold water and gave 'em a taste.
VERY sweet. I was quite surprised. I was expecting something more neutral like bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts.
And the texture was more chewy than bean or alfalfa sprouts.
Is this how these things are supposed to taste? Or something different?
The roots were thin and about an inch long - two or three per berry, with one sprout. Was this enough time, or too much time?
They were edible, I guess, but not something I'd jump at putting on a salad or sandwich.
Kind of related, if nothing else, I've learned how to start the malting process.
If you want to brew an alcoholic beverage, you grind the grain and "mash" it. This involves adding hot water to a base grain (corn, barley, wheat, etc.) and having about 20% of it being a malted grain.. A malted grain is one that has been allowed to start sprouting which is then stopped by roasting it. The malt contains enzymes that will allow the starches in the base grain to be converted into sugars. Yeast is added to this sweet liquid and alcohol is produced.
Did you hear about the little spat between Sean Hannity and Congress-critter Anthony Weiner (could this guy be more appropriately named? The only thing better would be if his first name was Richard. Think about it.)? In the exchange, The Weiner boasts of putting forth a proposal for $400 million in spending cuts.
Apparently, part of our federal spending doesn't include the purchase of calculators. As a public service, I'll do the math for Weiner-dude -
Our national budget is roughly $3.7 trillion dollars.
Divided by 365, that means we spend around $10 billion dollars a day.
Divided by 24 hours, that means we spend over $400 million an hour.
Yeah, Weiner's back-breaking, balls-to-the-wall, taking food out of the mouths of babies, spending cut proposal is less than one hour of federal spending.
Thanks for effort, big guy...
Speaking of scum bags, want to see something regarding media objectivity - or lack thereof?
The last bank I worked for was one of 5 banks in the country that was primarily owned by labor unions (at some other time, I need to write some about what this was like... interesting, to say the least). We were one of the smaller ones. The big dog was a New York bank named Amalgamated Bank. I think they were bigger than the other 4 union owed banks combined.
I was scanning news articles online, and saw their name in one of the headlines. It seems as though they are suing Rupert Murdock and Fox News. They don't like a purchase he's making (he wants to buy a production company that's owned by his daughter).
Now, Amalgamated isn't seeking an injunction to stop Murdock from completing the purchase, they're suing for damages because they say Murdock has done stuff like this in the past, and well, they don't like it.
Take a look at the article in the LA Times. It's lengthy and quite detailed.
Well, it seems to be missing one detail. That Amalgamated - which bills itself as "America's Labor Bank" - is owned by labor unions. Not one teeny-tiny mention. Odd, considering how the Times LOVES to pump up unions...
I'm sure there is no connection between Fox News' bashing of the unions in Wisconsin - hell, all around the country - and Amalgamated's decision to sue Murdock. Naw, nuthin' to see here.... move along....
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