It’s been a couple of years since either of us have trudged through the mud to find the perfect pumpkin, and in the spirit of fall and starting new traditions, we headed out to Sauvie Island to grab a couple gourds and decorations.
Ok, so we were a little late to the game this year, and most of the good ones had been snatched up, but the hunt is always fun and there are few things more nostalgic than sifting through the orange fields, tripping over rotting pumpkins, and getting some good, mud-covered shots. Eventually, having zero luck in the fields, we returned to the market and picked some…interesting ones.
Levi Jacket (similar here)
These weirdos are called Jarahdale pumpkins, they’re light pink and grayish, and incredibly dense. Honestly, they look like rotting flesh, which is perfect for halloween and making some epically creepy carvings. We’ve never had seeds from these before, but we’re hoping they’re just as creepy looking as the exterior would lead us to believe.
On the topic of roasting pumpkin seeds! Here are a couple of recipes for those who roast.
1 – Sweet & Salty
2 – Spicy Cajun
3 – Traditional