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I went pumpkin picking with my daughter a few weeks ago. She loved the experience at the Queens County Farm Museum. We went on a hayride, she milked a cow and saw many other farm animals. At the end of the visit, we went to the pumpkin patch (just a stack of pumpkins) and picked out a pumpkin!

What to do with the pumpkin? Eat it! My wife cooked the pumpkin in a sweet soup and we roasted the seeds. We sat around a table talking and reading while eating the seeds, its a great family activity.

To cook the pumpkin seeds:
  • Cut open the pumpkin, remove the seeds and wash out the stringy core.
  • Let seeds dry (optional). We boiled the seeds for a little while to help it cook.
  • Add salt or other flavorings that you like.
  • Heat Oven or toaster over to 400 degrees.
  • Toast in over for about 20 minutes or until shells are slightly dark.
Enjoy over a nice Fall time conversation! Here is another toasted pumpkin seed recipe I like or you can search Google for Pumpkin Seed Recipe. Have you been pumpkin picking? What other fall activities have you been involved in? Have you visited the farm museum? If so, share your experience!


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