White truffle infused Sunflower oil from California (latourangelle.com) makes ordinary mushrooms taste like truffles. The doctored mushrooms are wonderful tossed with fettucine.
We eat like kings... truffle oiled fettucine, roast chicken and broccoli. The sprouts are from our "garden".
This area in the dining room was intended to be used for housing Bonsais. Alas, I have been less than successful with them. (You don't want to know what beautiful miniature trees I had that I managed to murder.) But not long ago, I suddenly realized that the area was ideal for sprout growing!
In the summer, I fill a tube bird-feeder with soil (too many feral cats and too many pigeons were attracted to our garden) and put tarragon, lemon thyme, silver thyme and purple sage into the holes.
I also fill the bottom saucer with soil and use it to grow sprouts. The tray is separated into three sections - on this occasion, I planted radish, arugula and brown mustard seeds. Amazingly, the only seeds that came up immediately were the brown mustard seeds. Amazing because those seeds are from our spice shelves. The other seeds were from packets I purchased at the garden center! Go figure.
In the winter, we don't always have snow like this in the back garden but it is too cold for anything to grow. We do what we can indoors with mustard, onion, nigella and/or radish seeds.