Monday, October 29, 2012

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

If you're carving pumpkins in the next couple of days like I am, you will want to make sure to save those seeds!  Most people are unaware of how to prepare seeds for roasting.  The most important thing to do (that most people don't do), is to remove the shells from the pumpkin seeds.  This is definitely time consuming, but well worth it.

1.  Rinse seeds in a strainer with warm running water.

2.  Lay the seeds out flat on a cookie sheet (note: do not lay them down on a paper towel as the seeds will stick to it when it dries).  It will take a day or two to completely dry.

3.  Remove the shells from all the pumpkin seeds (this is absolutely necessary for this special recipe - it could take a day or two as well, depending on how much time you can dedicate).

4.  Preheat oven at 350ºF.

5.  Very lightly, coat all the seeds with oil and salt.

6.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they start to brown.


♥ Vesna ♥

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween: Pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you haven't already picked your pumpkins, time is running out!  Remember, you have to make time for carving the pumpkins, as well as removing all the seeds for baking - at our house we even remove all the shells before they are baked (no, we do not have a lot of time on our hands, but we sacrifice it for the delicious flavour) .

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and I just wanted to share some of our pumpkin photos, as well as ones that I have come across in my travels or on the Internet.

♥ Vesna ♥

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Recipe: Pumpkin Shake

Move over Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, and make room for a delicious, inexpensive, home-made, Pumpkin Shake!  So quick and simple!

Here's the recipe:

Mix ½ cup of pumpkin puree with 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, and ½ cup of milk.  Top it off with some whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.


♥ Vesna ♥