Thursday, November 22, 2012

An abundance of seeds

Our first sunflower seed harvest!
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Yesterday Cohen and I removed the many, many seeds from the largest of our giant sunflowers, all the while discussing seeds, flowers and cycles. He was fascinated and only stopped his work in order to crack open the seed cases and eat their contents. With more sunflowers in the garden it's a process we shall be repeating again soon. 

I intend to save some seeds for planting, roast some for eating, store some for baking and try this cinnamon vanilla sunflower butter recipe too. 

Do you have any other suggestions?

10 comments:

  1. this looks so amazing christina. that sunflower is glorious. i can't quite believe it. such a beautiful process and wonderful teaching lesson for cohen. xo

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  2. you know, i never got why people planted sunflowers before. but the seeds! it didn't occur to me that there was something to harvest (facepalm). what a lovely experience for your little guy :)sarah

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  3. How beautiful and so big. I have that recipe bookmarked too, it sounds delicious. I've made tamari seeds before using sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, they are a tasty snack, the recipe is on my blog. Sunflower seeds are really nice in some muesli slices too or just sprinkled on a salad.

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  4. And if you get chooks they go wild for the sunflower heads.
    The butter recipe looks interesting and so simple to make.
    x

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  5. Okay, that is just about the coolest thing EVER! I love those pictures. I know I'd love that ~ making a note to myself to plant some sunflowers in next year's summer garden.

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  6. I just had to show this to my 8 year old. He didn't believe that sunflower seeds actually come from sunflowers!

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  7. amazing! admiring your life : )
    happy birthday week too. looks like you scored nicely x

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