Thursday, November 20, 2008

Did You Know...

... that you can tell how many rows of seeds a pumpkin has by counting how many lines it has on the outside? If there are 10 lines, then there will be 10 rows of seeds inside.
(I'll find something interesting to blog about later. I promise.)

7 comments:

The Babysitter said...

that's cool info. Never had a pumpkin before though.

Baila said...

Wow. And here I thought I wasn't being productive with all my blogging...

Mrs. Lakewood Falling Down said...

I like to make pumpkin pie for the kids with fresh pumpkin, I'm going to check it out.
We can add this info to the list including -you know how old a tree is by its rings, and you know how old a lady bug is by its spots.

Leora said...

I thought that was pretty darn interesting. Sort of like the rings on trunks of trees.

ProfK said...

Pumpkins are a great two for the price of one vegetable. You can use the flesh for not just pies but in stews and casseroles and muffins and breads and it's delicious as a soup on its own or as a base for a vegetable soup. And the pumpkin seeds when roasted are a real treat. And thanks for the tip about the seeds/rows connection--I'll know to look for more rows to get more seeds.

SuperRaizy said...

ProfK-
Forgive me for asking, but do you really do all that with a pumpkin? You make me feel really inadequate( :

ProfK said...

Raizy, sorry but it surely was not my intention. It's just that I know lots of people who pass by pumpkins when they are on sale in the market because they may not like pumpkin pie and what else can you do with it. I use it in place of sweet potatoes many times. And if you flash freeze the pulp you can always pull out a package to put into something that needs some color to add pizzaz. And we really do like the seeds which are darned expensive if you buy those little ready roasted packs.