Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Veggiable!

Squashky the ghost wants to wish you a Happy Halloween too! (He's a friend of Blinky, Pinky and Inky, he's just a little less famous...)

I don't know why both of my pumpkins have a spider design... I don't like real spiders, though I think that spider webs are pretty amazing! These are actually fake pumpkins made out of some kind of plastic. It's like really durable styrofoam, super light weight and very easy to carve. I just don't feel like buying pumpkins every year (not that I have to) just to make Halloween decorations anymore. So I decided to buy fake pumpkins several years ago and have been reusing them every year. They were less than $5 each. The only thing I miss are pumpkin seeds.

Did you know that pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of trace minerals such as magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, which are important for brain health and development. They are also good sources of iron, copper, zinc and protein. A a quarter cup of pumpkin seeds can give you 46.1 percent magnesium, 16.9 percent protein and 28.7 percent of your daily iron requirement.

Also, recent studies suggest that pumpkin seeds can help those suffering from arthritis or other chronic conditions where inflammation is a problem because they have a similar anti-inflammatory effect as indomethacin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. (Read more on health benefits of pumpkin seeds.)

Well good luck to any teenagers who may try to smash my pumpkins.. it is going to be very hard to accomplish their mission on my doorstep!


  1. very cute pumpkins! and that is a great idea to reuse them.. hope you're feeling better, Tomomi! :D

  2. I enjoy carving pumpkins, but I don't like gutting them and cleaning the mess afterward...