October 19, 2016

Celebrating the season with Pumpkin

pumpkin seeds
It is pumpkin season and we love it! It is one of our favourite harvests of the season. We usually enjoy it by making a savoury side dish, making soup with it, and baking whoopie pies and buns with it. This year my children got busy scooping out the seeds that we turned into a delicious snack to enjoy when watching Netflix.
pumpkin seeds
We also had fun carving it with a little inspiration from Netflix shows. We attempted to carve the inside part of the transformer's face from the Voltron legendary defender that my children enjoy watching. 
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After admiring our talent for a little while, we put the pumpkin to good use by baking it and making a delicious Scandinavian pumpkin soup and also made our favourite delicious pumpkin flavoured cinnamon buns.
pumpkin seeds
When you buy pumpkins this year save the seeds to make this sweet flavoured baked pumpkin seeds to enjoy when watching your favourite shows on Netflix. 
pumpkin seeds
1 cup of seeds
2 cups water
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp oil

First, scoop the seeds and bring it to boil. Then lower the heat and simmer it for ten minutes. Remove from heat and strain it. Spread the seeds onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure it does not burn. The seeds are ready when it looks crispy and the colours has changed to a light golden shade.
pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

While the seeds are baking, mix the above ingredients and prepare to stir in the baked pumpkin seeds. Heat the brown sugar, honey, ginger powder and cinnamon powder together and toss the seeds. It will become sticky, so spread it on to the lined baking sheet for it to cool and enjoy.  

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  1. I've roasted pumpkin seeds with salt and oil, but haven't tried a sweet version.I also, usually roast and freeze the pumpkin flesh to use in baking later on.

  2. thank you for sharing your pumpkin ideas.
    Will you be sharing your Scandinavian pumpkin soup recipe?

    1. Thank you :) I plan to share the recipe hopefully soon, it turned out delicious

  3. We look forward to roasting pumpkin seeds & eating them every year, it's a tradition! Such a yummy snack. They don't last long in our house!

  4. I'm not a great fan of the pumpkin but I do love the seeds! Can't wait to carve one with my grandkids!

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  5. I love pumpkin seeds but I've never thought of flavoring them but your recipe looks really good


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