Thursday, May 7, 2009
I stopped by the Italian Centre Shop after work to pick up some harder to find things for the Mother's Day lunch I'm having, and when I saw these fresh almonds I had to buy them. I had no idea how to eat them and in fact had never even heard of them, but strange produce is irresistible to me. Anyway, it was cheap: only $0.35 for the large handful I bought. When I got home and googled them it seems you can eat them whole. Not for me! The fuzzy outer skin is too off-putting (I have the same trouble with peaches), so instead I cut them open and ate the small almond inside. As it is just forming, the centre has sort of an almond jelly in it, and the overall taste is sharp and fresh - kind of like the smell of fresh cut grass. If you're interested, head over soon as from what I've read these have only a short season of a few weeks.
Posted by Brooke at 10:13 PM