Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween! 20% Off All Advertising On Rachel Phipps Halloween Weekend + Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Happy Halloween! To celebrate this frightfully fantastic weekend, aside from making up a big plate of Bloody Axeman Snacks, some Jelly Pumpkins and a big bowl of Nigella Lawson's Slime Soup I've decided to celebrate by offering 20% off of all advertising spots this Halloween weekend on Rachel Phipps. You can either take out a space in the sidebar, or in one of my 'Weekly Love' posts by using the code FRIGHTNIGHT on my checkout page.
DSC_1167 Also, for the final instalment of this years Halloween recipe series I wanted to share with those of you who have not carved your pumpkins yet a quick recipe for what to do with the leftover pumpkin seeds you'd otherwise be throwing away. Spicy and toasted, as well as being good for you they make a great nibble to go with drinks or sprinkled on top of salads or Autumn soups. As I type this I's enjoying a good handful sprinkled on top of a big, steaming bowl of my Mothers homemade Roasted Pepper Soup.

  • The seeds from a small to medium pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce 
  • 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Hot Chilli Powder

Pre-heat the oven to about 200 degrees (400 degrees fahrenheit). Rinse under cold water and dry on kitchen towel the pumpkin seeds. Mix the soy, oil and spices together in a small bowl to form a paste and add the dried seeds. Mix well until they are all well coated. Cover a baking sheet with non stick baking parchment and spread the seeds over the sheet until they are no longer clumped together. Toast until golden and dry, watching the spices don't burn and turning around with a spatula every few minutes, for about 20 minutes to half an hour. Once cool store in an air tight tub.

What is everyone dressing up as this evening, and what are your plans? For me things are going to be pretty low key, at home with my parents perhaps with some cocktails and lighting the pumpkin (why is it I seem incapable of carving a scary pumpkin, my vampire pumpkins always turn out cute?) as we are up bright and early tomorrow off to our French home. On that note, if you do buy advertising after today remember as I am away until next Thursday lunch time, any ads purchased won't be approved until then. 


  1. I love spiced up home roasted seeds like you would not believe. Nice to meet you at the underground cookery school.

  2. It was lovely to meet you too - I hope you like this recipe! x