Tasty Bits of Sun…

Ya’ll, I just blogged a couple of days ago about how beautiful our sunflowers are, and how wonderful it’s been for my photography as well as for the boys to see how a rather large plant grows from a rather large seed.

But BHE had other motives for growing the flowers…the seeds are quite tasty.

WordPress didn’t work the pics like I wanted, so:

1. On the flower, you know the seeds are getting ready when you get some black stripes on the seeds, which before were just white. We still had green leaves behind this – I think we might have picked the flower a tad too soon. Not sure on that, but research on the ‘net mentioned the leaves turning brown.

2. BHE getting the seeds out.

3. We got a lot of seeds out of that one flower.

4. Put them in a 300F oven for about 30 minutes, until they are brown. In hindsight, I probably should have stirred these around about midway through to allow for more even roasting.

5. Roasted sunflower seeds!

6. Elvis the gecko was not amused that his nighttime snack – mango – was interrupted by our late-night roasting.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Nice! We have more sunflowers than we know what to do with! I think we’ll take some and make snacks. Did you salt them or no?

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  2. Oh my, that makes me crave pumpkin seeds!! How long until October?? And now, thanks to this post, I have to get off the computer and go to 7-11 and get some sunflower seeds.

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