We always make homemade peanut butter and it was the easiest thing ever. I really like almond butter, so had to give that a try too. It was just as easy and turned out really good.
I took a couple of large handfuls (about 1 cup) of raw almonds and one handful (about 1/2cup) of raw pumpkins seeds and roasted them for a few minutes in a 350F oven. Shake them around a bit and watch them carefully or they will burn! To make it easier you can just buy them already roasted. When you take them out you will hear the pumpkins seeds cracking and popping.
Let those cool a bit, just to room temperature. Put all of those into a food processor.
While blending drizzle in some avocado oil, or any flavour neutral cooking oil. Only 2-3 tbsp. Blend until smooth, drizzling in a little more oil as needed.
Drizzle in a tablespoon or two of honey, to taste and a generous pinch of salt.
Well October is over, and it went by pretty quickly. We were so busy that I haven’t posted anything in quite awhile. We have been doing quite a but of cooking and making things, but not taking pictures so I haven’t had all the steps to post. Today we are roasting one of the small pie pumpkins that we had and using the puree to make pumpkin muffins.
We made applesauce to have over the winter, we left the peel on to make the applesauce pink.
We made grape juice out of foraged grapes (foraged from our neighbours vine). They were a little past their prime but Evie desperately wanted to pick them into her basket and bring home to make juice. We ended up making it after supper one night and she was a little late getting to bed. It was then or never, since extra things do not get done during the work/school week. Before Evie went to bed she wrote a note to leave for her Dad, just to make sure he didn’t touch her juice, “Don’t Touch the Grape Juice Hot!”.
We went to the pumpkin patch on a very cold damp day and got a pumpkin to carve our Jack-O-Lantern. We saved the seeds and toasted them (with salt and garlic) for snacking. They turned out much better that I thought they would, and we really liked them.
Supper before trick-or-treating was mummy dogs. We do not have hot dogs very often so these were a bit of a treat. We found these on pinterest. Really easy and quick to make.
I hope you all had a great October. I am going to try to get back into posting more during November….really try.