On one side of our yard we have a HUGE almond tree. During the right season you can clean up all of the almonds on the ground and in a few hours there will be just as many. The local kids know when it’s time and every year they come in groups to pick up almonds off of the ground. If you’ve never seen the outer shell of an almond I took a picture just for you =).
Different groups of kids come every year and each will leave with bags full of almonds. I’m not sure why, but out of all the times I let them in I never asked what they where going to do with them. I know you can break them open and there is a fresh almond in there but you can make countless treats with almonds. This time around I decided to ask. They told me that they where actually making candy out of it, out of curiosity I asked them to bring me some when they where done.
A couple of hours later a little girl asks to come in while holding a pile of almonds on top of a banana leaf, drenched in deliciousness. I say my thanks and dig in, also walking around the house to offer some to anyone I can find.
The recipe for this delicious treat is simple:
All you have to do is grab some almonds, throw some natural honey over top and add some cinnamon. Mix it all up and you have a gooey almondy goodness. You could probably throw it all in the oven as well =).
A few kids picking up the almonds
One of the many piles made that day
No bag, no worries, use your shirt
The giant almond tree