THE SEEDS WE EAT

Last evening I toasted sesame seeds for salad toppings in the oven.  After dinner I poured alfalfa seeds into trays to sprout and later made a popcorn snack.  I began to think about the different seeds  included in my winter diet. Taking a quick inventory of the pantry shelf I found sunflower seeds, dill seeds, poppy seeds, mustard seeds, pumpkin seeds, alfalfa seeds, and popcorn as staples. 

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Alfalfa and Sesame Seeds

Pumpkin, Popcorn, and Mustard Seeds

Dill, Sesame, and Poppy Seeds

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

The flavor of seeds is enhanced by roasting them in a warm oven, toasting them under the broiler, or tossing them in a hot skillet with butter.   Seeds are especially tasty added to cakes, muffins, homemade yeast and sweet breads or salads.

Life is better with herbs & seeds,

Sally