Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Sunflower seeds

I almost forgot to update ya'll on the sunflower seeds.... First, I took about 3/4 cup of salt and mixed it into about 3 quarts of water ... Next, I stirred all the seeds in and got em boiling... Then they simmered for about 2 hours and came out looking like this... Next, I spread them out on cookie sheets with paper towels under and on top and dried them overnight.... And it was inevitable that I'd make a mess at some point... This was that point. Even the sink wasn't safe from my messiness... Anyway.... After they dried, I baked them at 300 for 30-40 minutes... (I tied both, I prefer 40 minutes) Yummy! They came out tasting better than the ones you get at the store...! Next year... I'm harvesting just a bit earlier and I will get more than the birds and squirrels get! Not too bad of haul from our little sunflowers though...

16 comments:

PresentStorm said...

They were awfully yummy but might I suggest that you do your dear wife a huge favor and use Sea salt next time so I too can enjoy them :)

Claire said...

Here via Michele's this time! They look really nice...I love Pumpkin Seeds

JOE B said...

I have always wanted to try to make my own, now I know how.
Thanks, Joe

Twist of Kate said...

Wow those look yummy! I want to have some! :) I'm craving salty things now...

Homer Jay said...

Sunflower seeds are great, but don't eat too many at a time. They tend to, um.... bind you up, if you know what I mean.

madman said...

You are back!!! and with sunflowers--it was worth the wait!
I like the new look.

Guppyman said...

Was I gone? I must have missed myself or something...

puremood said...

While I don't like seeds, enjoy! I hope you cleaned up your mess

Texas_Ivy10 said...

I'm glad they came out good! They surely look yummy.. I love sunflower seeds!

trusty getto said...

In addition to having an opinion, you also cook! Pretty cool, if I may say.

Michelle sent me, and I've been by before. Good blog, excellent posts.

Ruben said...

Damn..those look great!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

I like your wife's suggestion - sea salt would be delicious!

mrsmogul said...

Okay for some reason, that made me laugh!!! I miss Mortons SALT they don;t have that here!

utenzi said...

That does look very good. I'll have to try your recipe.

Bridget Unnel said...

What a seedy documentary!

pantrygirl said...

Looks delicious.

Reminds me of the summers with my grandparents.

My grandma used to roast seeds. They tasted delicious.

Enjoy your bounty.