i know i know i am a little bit behind!
It is the season for celebrating lights afterall. we made these lovely lanterns inspired by crafty crow's blog post and link from Imagine Childhood. they were beautiful and travelled to cambridge after we had used them at home for our fireworks night.
|leaf lanterns 1|
|leaf lanterns 2|
|leaf lanterns 3|
|leaf lanterns 4|
we had a surfeit of pumpkins this year what with some small school ones and then a visit to Willows Farm where I carried two of the heaviest pumpkins you've ever seen around for half the afternoon. one instantly rotted but the other is still going. O and stokie bloke did the design and carving respectively and i roasted the seeds.
|this would make a nice hat!|
|o quality checks dads work|
|wooden j proves a useful halloween decoration|
|Roasted Pumpkin Seeds|
Roasted Pumpkins Seeds - the best bit of halloween!
Wash and pat dry your extracted pumpkin seeds. they do not look promising at this stage. drizzle the following ingredients over them in a large baking tray:
smoked paprika ( or cumin if you prefer)
lots of salt and pepper - don't stint!
roast in a hot oven til you hear the seeds popping. if they are still chewy ( and not very nice) they are not done. they should be crispy and very very moreish. this jar didn't last long at the dovecote autumn festival i can assure you!
|stressful toffee apples|
|do you see how it all just blobs on the baking sheet grrrr|
Some photos from the Dovecote - our goodbye party to ed and lu. It was a lovely afternoon/evening.
|my firework photos need work|
|Peter releases a lantern|
|ed's great fire|
|kinda arty bonfire smoke pic by small child|
|ache dispatches the guy|
|its mulled wine in the that mug not Bovril!|
P.S. Hi to molly and glad the cake turned out ok! my one doesn't look like my mums so maybe yours does!