Do you know how I know fall is coming? Nuts start dropping. Hey I don't make this stuff up.
We have 4 almond trees on our property which were planted by the previous owners. I rarely go out to see them, because they are toward the back of the property and there is nothing much going on out there, although I'm pretty sure the coyotes have dens in the blackberry thickets (this creeps me out). I don't spray, water, prune or fertilize these trees at all. Yet every spring they produce beautiful pink blossoms, and every September the nuts are abundant. Mother nature, just doing her thing.
So, about the picking.......
Almonds actually have two hulls. The outer is soft and slightly fuzzy. This splits as it ripens, to reveal the hard shell underneath.
So here is something I make with my nuts.
here. Some of the ingredients you will need are: almonds, almond butter, coconut oil, shredded coconut, honey and maple syrup.
Don't forget the bar of dark chocolate. These are very filling, and they also freeze well. I had some with a glass of iced tea for a delicious snack. Let me know if you try them, I'd like to hear what you think.
Now I can't have a post without something crafty thrown in. I got a new fat quarter bundle of Amy Butler "Cameo", to which I added some of my own stash.
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