Connect with us!

CATEGORIES

10-06-20

How To Carve A Pumpkin

Although it isn’t really rocket science to carve a pumpkin, it’s good to have a plan. Carving the pumpkin is a very common activity during Halloween, and is a favorite pastime for most families. Both children and adults can have fun with what they carve, and this article will tell you how to go about mastering this incredible activity. 

 

Steps

  1. It is a good idea to pick a pumpkin which can last for a long time, since it is likely to be used beyond Halloween as well. Getting a large and fresh one would give you the best start. Always try to get one with a flat base, so that its carvings can be displayed easily. 
  2. You need to prepare the workstation for this job. It should be done in a place where you don’t mind getting messy. Ensure that you line the kitchen tabletop or the outdoor work surface with something which can be disposed of later, such as newspaper, butcher paper, or useless grocery bags. 
  3. Get the proper tools to carve the pumpkin. A serrated knife would work well to cut off the top portion. Pumpkin carving kits are also available. 
  4. Decide the design you wish to create before starting the job. You may use a light marker pen to make a face, eyes and nose on the pumpkin. Get a couple of big bowls to keep the pumpkin goo and seeds aside, which you will need to remove with ladles. You would do well to keep the pumpkin seeds and then roast them with just salt and oil to enjoy as a tasty snack.       
  5. Make use of a kitchen towel to wipe the pumpkin
  6. Use the knife to cut out the marked portions to reveal your interesting caricature
  7. You could put a tealight into the pumpkin and light it up to reveal a person

 

More creative uses for your pumpkin

Making a Jack-o-Lantern is a very common use of the pumpkin, but did you know that you could stretch your imagination even further with this fruit? Here’s how:

  • You can create wax candles from a pumpkin. First you need to scoop the seeds out and carve it. Add molten wax and a wick to make a rustic candle
  • Make a soup bowl out of it by slicing away the top and scooping away the seeds and flesh
  • Removing the seeds and pulp can help you use the pumpkin to prepare your own chiller, with ice cubes, wine bottles, soda cans, and other beverages
  • Use the scooped out pumpkin to house beautiful flowers, especially when you want to give a DIY gift to your mother
  • Recreate a small outdoor or indoor garden by putting pumpkins within green plants

 

Take precautions while carving

Always ensure that you are careful while carving the pumpkin, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Do not choose a knife with very sharp edges. Keep the fruit in an area where you can look at the entire pumpkin easily, instead of only a part of it. Also, to be on the safer side, it would be a good idea to keep a bit of toothpaste by your side, just in case you do get a small wound. 

Plus, at Rock Hill Nissan, we have a scary good selection of new and used vehicles for the ultimate Halloween treat for yourself this year. Contact us today!

Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

09-22-20

The 2020 Nissan Versa

The 2020 Nissan Versa is a package with a class-leading safety score, excellent interiors and a healthy mileage in the American subcompact car segment...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

09-09-20

Nissan Vehicle Maintenance FAQ

Even if you have the slightest doubt that your Nissan needs service, you should take the vehicle to an authorized dealership. This may even be done through a simple call, but it sure will help you save yourself from inconvenience and greater expenses at a later date...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

08-25-20

Auto Servicing Financing in Rock Hill, SC

Have you lately been facing problems due to escalating service and repair costs on your Nissan car? If the answer to this question is yes, it is about time for you to choose the auto service financing option in Rock Hill, SC, as well as Lancaster, SC, and Charlotte and Monroe, NC...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

08-11-20

Why You Should Rent A Car

Automobiles originally started out as a necessity for people, and soon turned into a matter of convenience. A car allows individuals to carry their equipment, supplies and other items from one location to another, but it isn’t always affordable...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

07-28-20

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

This versatile subcompact SUV offers a sporty ride within the city. Its dimensions allow individuals to easily park downtown and venture into any corner of the town as well as providing ample amount of leg space...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

07-14-20

Used Car FAQ

The automobile industry is always making advancements and paving the way for new technologies through constant innovation. Over the past few years, the used car market has done tremendously well in creating their space in the industry...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

06-30-20

July Events Near Rock Hill, SC

The days are long and sunny and the nights are humid and filled with the familiar chirping of insects. It’s finally Summer in Rock Hill, SC, and after a long time spent quarantining this past Spring, you may be dying to get out and enjoy some of the many activities and events that can be found in the area...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

06-16-20

2020 Nissan Rogue

The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a practical, value-heavy crossover that comes with advanced technologies, an array of safety features, and a brawnier look. The 2020 Rogue’s new features have given it plenty of traction in today’s marketplace...
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

06-02-20

2020 NISSAN ALTIMA

With a long list of impressive features and an excellent overall value, the 2020 Nissan Altima is a great mid-size sedan for buyers of all walks of life. Nissan has made a number of changes for the 2020 Altima lineup, especially in styling. Laid out below in detail are a few of the most notable features we can expect in 2020 for the Nissan Altima.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

05-19-20

CORONAVIRUS AND CARS

Life before Coronavirus was different than what it is today. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, countries are following mass lockdowns and social distancing protocols, which have managed to reduce the spread.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

05-05-20

AT-HOME TEST DRIVE

Social distancing and mass lockdowns continue to be our most effective methods to reduce the spread of this virus. While this is a necessary preventive measure, several industries have been largely affected.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

04-21-20

LIFETIME WARRANTY

When it comes to buying a car, there are a number of different decisions involved in the process that, if not handled correctly, can haunt you for years to come. While choosing the right model is one of the more obvious critical decisions that needs to be made, there are other vital choices that you have to consider before signing any paperwork.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

04-07-20

SAY HELLO TO THE NISSAN ARIYA CONCEPT ALL-ELECTRIC SUV

Nissan unveiled the Ariya SUV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019. Although it is a concept car, for now, the future production of this SUV is expected to begin sometime in 2021. Nissan announced that this all-electric vehicle would run on a dual front/rear electric motor configuration.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

03-24-20

HELPFUL TIPS FOR BUYING A CAR ON A BUDGET

Anyone who has gone through it before can tell you, there are certain things you need to do and certain things you need to avoid when purchasing a car. With so many moving parts, it can be easy to lose track of your main objectives, like staying on budget. Because of this we decided to write up a few tips specifically tailored to those buyers working within a budget.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

03-17-20

COVID-19 CAR BUYING PRECAUTIONS

The health and safety of our team and our customers is always our top priority, and that is especially the case with the rise of coronavirus around the world today. Our Rock Hill Nissan team wants to ensure all customers that we are taking preventative steps to ensure as safe and healthy of an environment as possible. Here, we have listed those measures below.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

03-10-20

WHY YOU SHOULD ROTATE YOUR TIRES

Proper maintenance is imperative to keep the tires in good condition, extend their life, and enhance their performance. Rotating tires is a common practice performed in tire maintenance. Here we have explained why you should rotate your tires.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

03-01-20

2020 NISSAN ALTIMA VS. 2020 NISSAN SENTRA

Two of Nissan’s top-selling models are the Sentra and the Altima. Both vehicles are classified under the midsize sedan category, which often confuses buyers trying to decide between the two. There are several differences between the Altima and Sentra in engine choices, luxury features, and interior space. Below is an in-depth comparison of the 2020 Altima and Sentra to help you figure out which is right for you.
Read More
CATEGORIES »
TAGS »

Contact Us:

Name:
Email:
Message: