November 24, 2011 §
I know about this only because of a video game.
Before I made these, as a by-product of making pumpkin pie, I had never eaten a pumpkin seed before.
In the game Glitch, recently there was a holiday called Zille-o-ween which was an in game version of Halloween. Players grew pumpkins and got to make jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ale, and other pumpkin based foods. When you cut up the pumpkins to make these foods, you got roasted pepitas!
So, when I was cutting up some pumpkins to make pie and pulled out the seeds, I thought “Hey! I got pepitas!”
So anyway these are amazingly delicious and super duper healthy for you. Just don’t eat them all at once!
- 1 1/2 cup of pepitas
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Scoop seeds out of pumpkin
- Rinse with cold water to remove as much membrane as possible
- (optional) Boil with salt water for 10 minutes, this gives it a flavor more similar to sunflower seeds
- Place on paper towels in a single layer and let dry overnight
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
- Mix seeds, oil, salt, and pepper together
- Spread seeds out in single layer on foil lined baking sheet
- Cook for about 25 minutes or until golden brown
- Try to wait for them to cool before eating!
November 7, 2011 §
I later learned that not only had Nick relapsed, but he had supplemented methamphetamine with heroin and morphine, because, he explained, at the time meth was scarce in Western Massachusetts. ”Everyone told me not to try it, you know?” Nick later said about heroin. ”They were like, ‘Whatever you do, stay away from dope.’ I wish I’d got the same warning about meth. By the time I got around to doing heroin, I really didn’t see what the big deal was.”
Steve was like a girl in the amount of time he spent talking about love. Love was his supreme virtue, his god of gods. He tracked and worried about the romantic lives of the people working with him.
Whenever he saw a man he thought a woman might find dashing, he called out, “Hey are you single? Do you wanna come to dinner with my sister?”
There’s a player named Don Draper who has already added verisimilitude to the rest of the world because he’s using a Mad Men character’s name. But in the game he’s a big-time Purp dealer. Purp is short for purple flower, which is one of the herbs you can grow in the herb garden. It is mildly hallucinogenic. He plays that up like he’s a big-time drug dealer. He’s cultivating that and giving it to people and trying to get them hooked and stuff. He’s having a lot of fun doing it and he’s definitely creating a lot of fun for other players as well.
I love this game. You can find my profile on Glitch under the name Candide, come say hi!