gallamore west: $25 an ounce please...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

$25 an ounce please...

I'm not quite sure why in the world I had the urge to do this, but I thought it would be soooo fun to roast our own sunflower seeds, from the sunflowers that Sam and I planted in the backyard.

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It was actually pretty exciting for me show him the "whole picture"... how the seed we planted and watered grew into that mammoth yellow flower that greeted us from our family room windows in the morning, then we cut off the heads, dried them for weeks and weeks, pulled off all the seeds, soaked them in an overnight salt bath, boiled the salt bath off of them, then roasted them for hours and hours in the oven. And it was fun really to again, see the "whole picture"...
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But seriously, whoever is this David guy that sells sunflower seeds in a bag for a buck?! After all that work, I'd charge at least $25 a bag. Ohhh... and then Ben ate one and said that they "would be good without the shell on them." So then Sam and I took the shells off of all eight thousand sunflower seeds... haaaaaaaa!!! If you are really, really bored for weeks at a time, here's a kind of fun little project for you. Sam and I really did have a great time bonding over our seeds. Click here for a recipe for roasting your sunflower seeds... or better yet, just buy them for a buck!

3 comments:

Dustin and Melanie said...

Wow, that is serious commitment! I'm pretty sure I'd have given up at taking all the seeds off the flower! Dustin loves those things though and David even makes them flavored:)

JBSquared said...

You are so funny! Leave it to you to want to make your own seeds from scratch. :)

On the bright side, I'll bet Sam remembers this for a long time! And think of all the things he learned with you - growing plants, cooking, etc. Sounds like you just made some good memories.

Feather Fam. said...

It is all in the fun of it (although I am definitely NOT that fun). You are a trooper, and Jeff and I fully support this David guy when it comes to BBQ sunflower seeds-cant travel without them.

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