Brandon's Sunflower Seeds
You know seeds are ready when the flower looks dried and droopy and the seeds are starting to become exposed.
To remove the seeds simply bend and twist the sunflower head to loosen the seeds, then rub the seeds firmly to remove them.
For every cup of sunflower seeds you need 4 cups of water and 2 tbsp of salt.
You then need to get the seeds to a rapid boil then lower the temperature to a simmer and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Then strain the seeds and spread them out single layer on a baking pan.
Preheat your oven to 400f and when ready place sunflower seeds on the top rack of the oven and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, checking often until they are roasted enough to your satisfaction.
Brandon was a 2018 Intern and his page can be found here!