October 23, 2013 |
Do you love Vin Scully? No, I mean, do you really love Vin Scully? Enough to declare it to all your neighbors? Enough to sacrifice any attempt to spook all the little Captain Americas and Hello Kittys that come knocking on Halloween to greet them with a pumpkin - of Vin Scully smiling back at them? It can be done! All it takes is a pumpkin, carving tools and your handy-dandy Vin Scully stencil. And get this, the stencil template is free. Brighten everybody's day with the Vin Scully pumpkin stencil: http://t.co/qaJYPxhMBC pic.twitter.com/z4bCeGJWP2 - Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
October 23, 2013 |
Sure, you could carve up a jack-o'-lantern, but what did that innocent pumpkin ever do to you? The craft project of the moment is a kinder, gentler take on Halloween pumpkins that turns the gourds into succulent planters. The concept is credited to San Diego garden designer Laura Eubanks, who said she came up with the idea three years ago after buying a warty pumpkin at Trader Joe's and deciding to dress it up. Since then, the idea has taken off. “I have a workshop in my garage now, two helpers and enough business to keep me rockin' until Christmas,” Eubanks said by email.
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Total time: About 50 minutes Servings: 4 Note: If you would like a spicier pumpkin seed sauce, double the amount of chiles.
HOME & GARDEN
October 20, 2012 |
Largely free of the manure odors that kept me from a life in agriculture, Faulkner Farm puts on quite a pumpkin patch, replete with red barns, hayrides, a pumpkin catapult, corn mazes and, best of all, a fine tri-tip sandwich, the only thing really keeping me in California anymore. The sprawling 27-acre Halloween attraction is largely a family thing but also draws the kind of hipster couples in which the leggy actress/model/mom is taller than her mate. It's located in Santa Paula, on that stretch of California 126 that runs from Magic Mountain to the sea. Ringed by farms and fruit stands, it's a terrific little harvest-season jaunt.
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October 15, 2013 |
There are giant pumpkins, and then there are giant pumpkins that weigh more than a small car, pack on 50 pounds a day and require a forklift to move. On Monday, a California tournament crowned a new record holder. Weighing in at 1,985 pounds, Gary Miller's giant gourd set a new record Monday for a California pumpkin at the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-off. At one point during its furious 100-day growth cycle, the pumpkin was adding 50 pounds every 24 hours to end up weighing more than a two-seat Smart car. Linus van Pelt, eat your heart out. "I am so happy," Miller told the Bay Area's KRON-TV.
September 30, 2012 |
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a gourdzilla the size of your car, and it's worth $15,500. Topsfield Fair officials in Massachusetts say Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., has broken a world record for biggest-ever pumpkin with a 2,009-pound abomination that weighs more than most NFL offensive lines. The fair posted a video of the competition on Facebook featuring numerous thousand-plus whoppers, a few of which tended to be more yellow than orange. The weighing session for Wallace's prizewinner featuring a man shouting, "Stay up!