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    Halloween 2012: Gaping Wounds, Pumpkins and Seeds


    2012 - 10.30

    This Halloween I created a nasty looking wound using my iPad, an old costume and an app called Digital Dudz.

    I also carved a couple Futurama themed pumpkins; Bender and Nibbler (click to enlarge):

    When you carve a pumpkin, don’t toss the seeds! They are high in Vitamin E and Zinc. Here’s a simple recipe to roast them:

    1. Separate the seeds from the pumpkin guts. Put them in a colander.

    2. Wash them under warm water and try to get the guts off. Measure (cups) how many clean seeds you have.

    3. Put them into a small pot with a few cups of water. Add 1 Tablespoon of salt for each 1/2 cup of seeds.

    4. Bring the water to a boil and let the seeds simmer in the salt water for 10 minutes.

    5. While the water is boiling set the oven to 450 degrees and melt 1 Tablespoon of butter for each cup of seeds, in a bowl. Add a little garlic powder or pepper.

    6. After 10 minutes drain the seeds and add them to the melted butter and stir well.

    7. Pour 2 Tablespoons of olive oil onto a baking sheet and spread it out.

    8. Add the salted and buttered seeds to the pan, and spread them out into a single layer.

    9. Sprinkle a little salt on the seeds and put them on the top shelf in the oven.

    10. After about 5 minutes, stir the seeds around, spread them out into a single layer again, and add a little more salt.

    11. Bake the seeds for a few more minutes. Keep an eye on them as they burn easily, and take them out as they begin to brown.

    12. Let them cool, and enjoy!