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The almond (Prunus amygdalus, syn. Prunus dulcis) is a species of tree native to Iran and surrounding countries, but widely cultivated elsewhere. The almond is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by corrugations on the shell (endocarp) surrounding the seed.The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are sold shelled or unshelled. Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.
600gms chicken thigh fillets cut to strips
3/4 cup almonds
1 small red onion cut to small chunks
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 large knob ginger julienned
1 small red capsicum seeded and cut to strips
1 good handful green beans (topped and tailed)
1/3 cup sliced water chestnuts...
Orange-Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 24 large cookies
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still firm
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups rolled (not quick) oats (may be labeled old-fashioned oats)...
A pesto needs the following things: greens, nuts, cheese, and oil. Mustard greens are peppery, which adds a wonderful bite to the pesto. They are also stubborn from a texture standpoint: unlike more delicate greens, I had to chop them up before stuffing them in the food processor.