Sunflower seeds are the incredibly arranged gift of the sunflower and an anti-inflammatory with cardiovascular benefits while loaded with Vitamin E. Once upon a time, and perhaps still today, Native Americans used sunflower seeds to make pudding, gravy, bread and coffee. When combined with dried fruits, the seeds also make a sweet and nutty snack.
2 cups raw sunflower seeds, 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, 1 cup pine nuts, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries (Craisins)
Measure the ingredients into a paper bag, fold over the top of the bag and shake to mix. Store the mixture in an airtight plastic container. Makes 6 cups.
Nature in all it's fascinating glory begs to be mimicked just as my yarn stash begs to be used. I found this is a lovely crochet hat pattern for what appears to mimic the beautiful sunflower. It will fit a child and has instructions for infant sizes. In this basic form it's certainly nice but even more so if you attach a beautiful faux flower to one side.