Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 01:20 pm
Anybody have any insight on where to find raw, unshelled pumpkin seeds?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 02:09 pm
Most health food store carries them. Many supermarkets in major cities now have health or natural food sections too.

Click on the following link to find an online source:

http://www.nutsonline.com/seedsspices/pumpkinseeds/?sid=SIQXp2G9yxgwwSJ9&source=gaw&kw=cam2grp4AdA&gclid=CN2p8MLZvJACFQspFQodqC0RWA
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 02:12 pm
look inside a pumpkin
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 02:13 pm
Swimpy wrote:
look inside a pumpkin


what a concept! Laughing
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alex240101
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 07:25 pm
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Halloween is gone, and so are all my neighbors pumpkins. It is now almost Christmas, and I finally ran out of seeds. Once a week, I tried cooking a different spiced batch of pumpkin seeds. My favorite was a oven roasted, cayenned, onion, garlic pepper seed. Nothing over powering, just a hint of each flavor.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 07:33 pm
That sounds good..

I've been playing around with roasting nuts, but not yet pumpkin seeds. My local Albertson's has them in bulk, by the way.
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alex240101
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 08:44 pm
to osobuco
I learned the hard way about black walnuts this year. I picked fresh ones, and when I cleaned them at home my hands were dyed a purplish, black for over a week. It was worth it.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 08:49 pm
I'm from California and, now, the southwest. Haven't run across black walnuts except in fine Belgian chocolates and some manufacturer's ice cream. Delicious, from my point of view.

Funny, re your hands... the walnut monster.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 09:04 pm
Alex, we don't know where you are. I'm guessing US or Canada. We don't know if you are in a city or a village or the countryside.

If you are far away from stores that sell bulk products, I'm betting there are internet suppliers.
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 09:16 pm
I get mine at the Bulk Barn :-D
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alex240101
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 09:34 pm
to ossobuco and new friends
Im in Michigan. Most of the bulk stores seeds are coated with a sodium based product. Somebody in the world has to be growing pumpkins.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 09:41 pm
Convince me the sodium compound is bad.. I'm ready to admit it may be, just wondering. Otherwise, how would you process and transport pumpkin seeds?
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alex240101
 
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Reply Sat 22 Dec, 2007 09:46 pm
for a fee
I'm looking for farmers who would ship fresh pumpkins, or fresh frozen seeds. A little dry ice, like the steak companies use works well for frozen products.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 10:55 am
Black walnut hulls produce a very reliable stain/dye.

http://www.wnit.org/outdoorelements/pdf/Walnut%20Dye312.pdf
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 05:51 pm
Noddy24 wrote:
Black walnut hulls produce a very reliable stain/dye.

http://www.wnit.org/outdoorelements/pdf/Walnut%20Dye312.pdf


And it's good for hiding small scratches on furniture.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 06:04 pm
my wife used to use black walnut husks for natural dyes. Even with exotic (and dangerous) mordants, the colors are unremarkeable, shades of brown and tan. (Most nuts , with the exception of a few tropicals, give really dull colors. Walnuts make a really neat calligraphy ink by mixing gum arabic with the concentrated dye lot).

BUT, just like it was described before, the tannin in walnuts will stick with you almost like a henna dye
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2007 06:07 pm
My job , in the walnut game was to pick em, place em all on the parking lot, and then smoosh em with the front end loader bucket. Then Id separate the husks from the busted nut shells. The kids would shell em, and wed have black walnuts for Christmas cookies and nut butter. (Of course my wifes dyepot would get filled , but once we started raising black corriedales , she didnt bother with walnut dyes at all.)
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