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Friday, October 30, 2009

God's Pumpkin

Monday, October 26, 2009

Witch is it, a Recipe....or a SPELL?!

It is only fair that we acknowledge the bewitching creature, who (or is it whom?) is responsible for Perky Punkin Seeds. Here she is, apparently trying to remember if she used the eye of newt for her concoction. Possibly she is mentally spell checking the word "concoction". She was, really and truly, a human spell checker. I made her business cards that said "Gramma Tickly" (say it outloud, with the accent on the wrong syl-la-ble). In this pic, she has a bottle of potion with glasses ready to serve. I see her plan. Here, drink this...and then spell its name. When you screwed it up, she would get to correct you. My mom was always right when it came to spells.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Perky Punkin' Seeds

This is an ‘old’ recipe, shared in the days before microwave ovens. Today’s microwave technology could probably help shorten time to dry the seeds, with a final ‘toasting’ in a regular oven . Size of seeds and amount of pumpkin ‘slush’ probably affect time needed. What follows below are the original instructions as written circa 1970’s.
Preheat oven to 250
2 cups UNWASHED pumpkin seeds
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tsp melted butter
1 ¼ tsp salt

In shallow baking pan combine all ingredients; mix well. Bake about 2 hours*, or until seeds are crisp dry and golden brown.
*Previous attempts at this recipe have resulted in seeds being done much sooner than 2 hours.
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