Harvesting sunflower seeds

17 Sep

From sunflowerguide.com

Here is a little guide on how to harvest sunflower seeds. They’re organic, for sure, so you could eat them whole, or it might be interesting to make them into sunflower butter or something. Shortbread? Options abound…I think Jake may have his eye on one of them, but there are several to go around. You will just hang them up, and catch the seeds, over a couple of weeks time.

You can find lots of granola recipes w/sunflower seeds on line, and then there is this (from epicurious).

Pecan Coconut Tart

Gourmet | September 1992

ingredients

For the shell
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
For the filling
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted lightly
1/2 cups hulled sunflower seeds, toasted lightly

1 ounce bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
1 teaspoon unsalted butter

…continued here.

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