Ever wondered why this blog is called Bean-Sprouts? Well the main reason is that the name wasn't already taken. If you've ever set up a website or blog yourself you'll know that it can be really hard to find a name that's available. I got to the "random strings" stage but pulled back from the brink of starting a blog called www.bncouigiuqga.blogspot.com and went back to typing in meaningful names until I hit on one that noone else had registered.
I tried "bean-sprouts" because for over fifteen years I have sprouted my own beans for salads and stir fries. It's very easy: soak some beans in plenty of cold water overnight, then put them in a sprouter. I use a three-tiered sprouter like this one but you can use a jam jar just as well. Rinse the sprouts once or twice a day and in a few days they will have started to sprout. You can eat them when the sprout is about the same length as the seed. I put them in salads and sandwiches and they taste really fresh and alive, which they are. You can also cook them in soups and stews and stir fries. I always have sprouts on the go.