More foraging tales from W7: sweet almonds. Who would have thought that these grow in London?
The almonds are perfect, and if you never sampled fresh almonds, you should probably put it on your bucket list. Unlike the dried-out specimen from the supermarket shelf, the real thing has the aromatic oils still intact, thus exhibits the aroma of marzipan. Or rather, it reminds you that marzipan tastes of almonds (well, and a tiny little ton of sugar and a splash of rose water).
You might want to keep your eyes peeled for sweet almonds in your area, ‘coz I am not telling where “our” tree is, srsly not.
- Homemade Almond Butter (familyfocusblog.com)
- Almonds In Bloom (gauweiler.net)
- Semmelkladdkaka or Cardamom-Almond Blondie (annesfood.blogspot.com)
- How almonds are sucking California dry (bbc.co.uk)