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Almond Milk

I’ve been experimenting with non-dairy milk alternatives recently and have made a variety of nut milks: of hazelnut, pecan, and almond, the almond has definitely been the favorite. Besides being really easy, an added benefit to making these at home is that they are free of additives, preservatives, and a large amount of packaging. Any one of these would work in the Almond Jello recipe – you will need to play with adding some sugar, as the homemade nut milk is not sweetened – most of the store-bought versions are. I would still keep the almond (or other) flavoring in the fruit syrup, but you can eliminate it from the “jello” portion of the recipe.

makes about 2.5 c milk + 1/2 c nut flour

ingredients

  • 1 c raw nuts (not a problem if the skins are still on them)
  • 3 c filtered water

method

  1. In a bowl, cover the nuts with enough cold water to cover, and soak for 10-12 h.
  2. Drain and rinse the nuts, then put in a blender with the 3 c of filtered water and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the milk through cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel into a bowl, then squeeze the cloth to extract all the liquid you can. (If you use scented detergent and/or fabric softener, don’t use kitchen towels – you can buy cheesecloth ¬†or a “jelly bag” in the canning section of most hardware/kitchen stores. The jelly bag is great – very easy to rinse out by hand.)
  4. Pour the milk into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid – can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use as you would cow’s milk for drinking and in baking or cooking.
  5. You can spread the pulp on a baking sheet and dry it for using as nut flour, breading, etc.

Sugar Blues Workshop rerun!

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Hope to see you there – if you can help us to promote this event at your place of work or play, please print out and post our flyer.

2012 in review

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Is FAT a four-letter word?

Join me and Jeri Shumate of Joyous Health and learn how and why to get beneficial fats into and harmful fats out of your diet!

Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 5:30pm
Salon M, 283 S. Zeeb Rd. in Ann Arbor
(in Scio Village Center, intersection of Zeeb & Jackson)

If you’ve been to one of our workshops before, bring a friend who hasn’t, and get a thank-you gift from us!

If you would like to print out our flyer and post it or pass it on, you can download it from the Simply: Home Cooking site. Thank you!

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Reefnetting on Lummi Island

Shake the hand that feeds you…

…even when it’s covered with fish guts! Here’s my husband’s first attempt at an iMovie – all about our trip to Lummi Island to meet the wonderful fishermen and women who provide fish for the AAWSM fish-buying club that I manage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhvgCnV0r68.

A big thank you to Dave, Keith, Lynne, Morgan, Ian, Connor, and Tanner for showing us what they do to bring us their delightful salmon.

You can read more about Lummi Island Wild Reefnet Salmon on their site and all about our trip in the Simply: Home Cooking Newsletter, What’s Cooking? If you live in the Ann Arbor area and love wild-caugh ocean fish, email me about the buying club!

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