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Pumpkins, witches, and candy. It’s the makings of Halloween. I’m all about pumpkin anything (and candy anything!) so when I was hollowing out a couple pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, I decided to save the seeds. What? Save those slimy little things from the slimier pumpkin guts? YES! They aren’t just little seeds, they are little nuggets of golden coated awesomeness. If you’ve never roasted pumpkin seeds, go buy a pumpkin or two (I’m sure they are cheap right now) and harvest the seedy goodness.
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Spiced Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds

1 1/2 – 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds, cleaned and dried **
Salt
Cooking spray (or olive oil)
4 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cayenne pepper
1.5 TBS butter or olive oil
2 TBS white sugar
1 TBS brown sugar

**to clean and dry the fresh pumpkin seeds: Cut open the pumpkin by cutting a circle around the stem end, and pulling off the top. Use a strong metal spoon to scrape the insides of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and strings. Place the mass of pumpkin seeds in a colander and run under water to rinse and separate the seeds from the everything else. Place the seeds in a medium saucepan. Add about 6 cups of water (basically fill pan with water) and 2 tablespoon of salt to the pan. Bring the salted water and pumpkin seeds to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Spread on rimmed baking sheet that’s been lined with apartment paper. Pat drying with paper towels, then heat in 150 degree oven until dry (about 30-60 minutes depending on amount of moisture). I’ve heard of people using a hair dryer as an alternate way to dry the seeds, but the oven is no work (just time).

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, stir together 4 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, the nutmeg, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.

3. Spread the pumpkin seeds on the prepared baking sheet, spray them with cooking spray (or toss lightly with olive oil), and sprinkle with salt to taste (I use about 2 tsp). Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 35 minutes.

4. Heat the butter (or olive oil) in a large skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the hot caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat, and let cool.

5. Scoop out half and hide away in your own secret stash because once you put them out, they will disappear!

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October’s installment of Fine Art Friday takes us back to London. Every Saturday morning there’s a massive invasion on Portabello Road where all of Europe (ok, maybe only half) flood the road and shops in search of fine antiques, less fine collectibles, and bargains of all sorts. It’s part antiques, part souveniers, part farmers market and food stands, and 100% people watching. There’s a scarf designer I always visit there (I’m a scarf addict). That collection and obsession is a whole story in itself. OK, so I was making my pilgrimage to Portabello (which is only a few blocks from the flat) and photographed the market. I was also being filmed for an upcoming project that will be revealed at a later date. So, this is one of the images from a shop on Portabello. durham nc fine art photography

I’m part of a small group of professional female photographers who are committed to exploring and showcasing their own fine art photography. You should hop over to check out the awesome Northern VA Photographer, Heather Leigh Photography, to check out her Fine Art showcase this month, and then complete the circle by clicking through to the link at the end.  In case you missed them, you can see last months edition of Fine Art Friday featuring images of London, click here
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To purchase this print, visit the Fine Art Print Shop.

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  • October 26, 2012 - 9:52 am

    Beth P - I love this! The mood of this image just makes me curious to know the history of all of those machines! The composition is perfect – I love how the line just continues on and you cannot really tell how many there are.

  • October 26, 2012 - 10:34 am

    leighann - This place was great! I wanted to ask to do some shooting using their seeing machines as backdrop. They had hundreds, maybe thousands (I’m terrible at estimating). The lined the walls and storefront. There was a time I has a coffee pot/percolator collection but it wasn’t that extensive.

  • October 27, 2012 - 1:01 am

    Amy Shertzer - Love the patterns, tones and mood of this — such a cool find! (and I can’t wait to hear about the filming project!)

  • November 4, 2012 - 11:16 pm

    Heather Sikkenga - This is a masterpiece!!! I love everything about it. I wish I was close to this location cause my next assignment for my college class is right along this line. Oh I love your editing for this also. 🙂

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September’s installment of Fine Art Friday takes us to London. Since I haven’t been blogging regularly, you probably aren’t aware that Ive been traveling like crazy for the last 4 months. I love that my photography takes me all over the world, meeting and photographing amazing people and events. Just call me the jetsetter. Now if I only had my own jet and could travel in style, that would be the life! OK, so back to the image. I’ll share more from my London jaunt in another blog post, but for now, enjoy this image of Big Ben, Parliament, Westminister Bridge, and Westminister Abbey in the background. I took this image from across the Thames on Millennium Pier.

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I’m part of a small group of professional female photographers who are committed to exploring and showcasing their own fine art photography. You should hop over to check out the awesome Sharon Gartrell, Fort Worth Photographer, to check out her Fine Art showcase this month, and then complete the circle by clicking through to the link at the end.  In case you missed them, you can see last months edition of Fine Art Friday featuring images of an old ferris wheel in Southern California, click here

To purchase this print, visit the Fine Art Print Shop.

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  • September 28, 2012 - 6:54 am

    Janet R - London! Can I curl up in your suitcase one month? I want to see all the cool places.

  • September 28, 2012 - 8:04 am

    Christie - Wow! How lucky you are to be able to travel! I would love to see this in person some day. Lovely photograph 🙂

  • September 28, 2012 - 10:16 am

    Kay Pickens - Love this shot. It captures perfectly exactly how I remember London looking!

  • September 28, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Tom - Perfect, even the dreary weather.

  • September 28, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Liz - You have the best job I wish I got to travel like you do. I like how still and quiet this shot feels.

  • September 28, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Jaime - This looks as if it could be a historical image, except of course it’s modern day. Great work.

  • September 28, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Heather - This shot makes me long to be in London again, one of my favorite European cities! Gorgeous,Gorgeous shot!

  • September 28, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Angie - This speaks to me! It’s my very favorite city. Stunning photo.

  • September 28, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Alivia - oooooooooo i love this! share more of your London photos please!

  • September 28, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    laura - what, no flowers!?! love the travel shots!

  • September 29, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Britt Anderson - This makes me miss London something fierce….fantastic composition

  • October 26, 2012 - 7:57 am

    Vintage Sewing machines [Durham NC Fine Art Photography] - […] through to the link at the end.  In case you missed them, you can see last months edition of Fine Art Friday featuring images of London, click here […]

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Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox of Deerhunter) took stage to an drenched crowd. its not many people who can command the attention of a large stage as a solo artist. Brandon is one of them.

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Atlas Sound is the solo project of Bradford Cox (Deerhunter). he took stage just as the first downpour ended.  In true Bradford style, he was decked out with a polkadot shirt and whitened face. The straw hat was a nice touch. Its hard to raise the spirits of a  soggy crowd but he did a pretty good job. Unfortunately, the rain eventually took another casualty, as we hear a pop and hiss of his electronics. He apologized for the rain and the abrupt end of his set, saying “sorry guys, the rain killed my shit. I would have loved to play more.”

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