Ok, so living in Florida doesn’t exactly provide the extreme seasonal weather changes that our Northbound friends get to experience, but we make up for it by going all out in regards to fall and winter decor, food, drink and parties. We enjoy hot cocoa, bonfires and a good, hot bowl of comforting soup… Continue reading New England Clam Chowder
About two months ago I was gifted a bag of raw hazelnuts, and by raw I mean they were still in their cocoon of a shell. I knew I wanted to do something fun with them, but they sat on my counter for days, then weeks, then months. I was then gifted a second bag, and to avoid becoming the Filbert hoarder (did you know Filbert is another name for hazelnuts!?) I knew it was time to put these bags to use.
There was only one problem, how would I de-shell them?
I grabbed a wooden kitchen mallet, stepped outside, squatted like I was using the bathroom in the woods, and smashed over 100 hazelnuts. Talk about being connected to your food. I then took my fresh nuts and made the inevitable. Hazelnut butter!
This has been on my foodie bucket list FOREVER, and I finally did it. OH.MY.GOODNESS. The…
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