I've been reading about making your own almond butter and the light dawned! I could (and did) make nut butters from any nut I want. My local market sells all sorts of nuts at a reasonable price. Pistachio is the first try. And it's quite successful, if I do say so.
The photo below is pistachio butter on toast, shown on my bosc pear test tile.
What surprised me was how easy it was! Threw the nuts in my Cuisinart, ground until they started clumping; added grapeseed oil to and a little salt to get the nut butter consistency. I ground to a coarse texture to match my favorite (very expensive) almond butter. Probably any good oil could be used. I like grapeseed oil because it has a neutral flavor that lets the nut flavor shine.
Next up macadiamias and perhaps pepitas.....who knows where this will go?
We've been putting in some perennial flowers this year, but have decided to hold off on vegs until we can get a good space established. Last year's garden is going over to herbs.
Sunny days are here again, enjoy!
As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*