December 26, 2012 |
The Institute of Domestic Technology presents the cooking series Tuesdays @ Greystone -- monthly workshops taught in the vintage kitchen of the historic Beverly Hills mansion -- and its 2013 class roster kicks off with "Peanut Butter & Jelly: Updated!" on Jan. 8. Instructor Kevin West of Saving the Season is updating the childhood classic combo of PB&J and will teach students how to make his recipe for Time to Kill blood orange marmalade and homemade almond butter. Class will wrap up with an almond butter and marmalade sandwich on freshly baked bread.
December 3, 2012 |
Nut butters -- peanut, almond, cashew, etc. -- are terribly simple to make. Grind nuts until they release their oils and are reduced to a smooth paste. And voila! You've got nut butter. All you need are nuts and a little flavoring or seasoning. You can add some sugar if you want to sweeten, or perhaps a touch of honey or maple syrup, but that's it. Don't worry about adding oil -- nuts naturally have a high oil content, and will release enough oil for the butter themselves with enough time and patience.
September 25, 2012 |
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe's has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc. The New Mexico-based company manufactured and packaged the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that regulators have since connected to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, including California. Sunland this week said its voluntary recall now also includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products.
August 1, 1985 |
Question: I have a lot of blanched almonds that I purchased at a good price recently. Please tell me how to make almond butter. Can I use it like peanut butter? Answer: Yes, almond butter can be used like peanut butter. Popular in cookies and as a sandwich spread, it is also adaptable for baked goods, candy, ice cream, granola bars and yogurt. The commercial almond butters come in smooth and crunchy forms with new flavor variations of honey-cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut.
September 12, 1985 |
Dinner time is usually a long time away for children who arrive home from school as early as 3 p.m. But a made-ahead treat that children heat in the microwave can ensure that they are eating right, even when you're away. Most of today's health-conscious parents will want to provide healthy snacks for their after-school munchers but may find that today's children look cautiously at concoctions of celery, peanut butter and the like.
November 14, 1996 |
When someone shares a favorite recipe, it is the next best thing to sitting down and sharing food. Here are two wonderful recipes given to me by some new friends. The first recipe, Svaneti salt, comes from Laura Dewell, chef-owner of Seattle's Pirosmani restaurant, which serves the exciting food of the Republic of Georgia (formerly part of the Soviet Union). Dewell spent a year there learning how to make Georgian food.