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Noyaux, marzipan, amaretto, kirschwasser, cherry jam – there are a lot of recipes that are made with apricot kernels, peach kernels or cherry pits!
Just recently I found out that apricot kernels, cherry pits, peach kernels and peach leaves can be used as natural bitter almond flavoring. ‘Families should always save their peach-kernels, as they can be used in cakes, puddings and custards.’ (Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, 1836, p. 56) And even if the kernels contain amygdalin, which turns into cyanide in the body, it’s safe to consume food prepared with kernels if it’s cooked or baked before eating (more about it here).
Almond extract is easy and cheap to make at home – it just takes some time! You can use almonds to make homemade almond extract or something that you’d usually throw away: fruit stones!
In the past, fruit stones – such as apricot pits, peach kernels and cherry pits – were often used to flavor custard, cake or compote. Real almond extract – also called noyaux – is made with fruit stones. But apricot pits etc. contain a form of cyanide – so if you’re worried about it just make homemade almond extract with almonds! Continue reading Homemade Almond Extract – With Almonds Or Apricot Pits
Welcome to the 70th Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party! 😀 I’m excited what you’ll be sharing today!
I’m participating in a new instagram challenge #sewphotohop – you can follow me along on instagram @lina_sewhistorically. And my black gsd puppy has her own instagram account now! Follow her adventures @khaleesi_theblackgsd! Continue reading Sew It Cook It Craft It – Link Party #70
These striped meringue kisses are vegan – made with homemade aquafaba – and naturally colored with butterfly pea tea, raspberries and blackberries!
Aren’t these naturally colored striped meringue kisses fun? Not only do they look summery, they’d be perfect as patriotic treat! Continue reading Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan
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You can make homemade pizza from scratch in 30 minutes with homemade pizza dough! It’s almost faster than a pizza delivery! 😉 This homemade pizza is dairy-free and you can make it vegan if you leave out the bacon.
This homemade pizza from scratch is so delicious, healthy and fast to make. Top the pizza with whatever you have on hand! If you’re pressed for time or just hungry this is the recipe for you! Continue reading Homemade Pizza From Scratch In 30 Minutes!
Upcycle ugly, ill-fitting espadrilles into cute DIY espadrilles that match your outfit!
I made shoes again! Yay! 😀 This time I upcycled ugly espadrilles that didn’t fit very well. I used leftover mint-green denim fabric from my jeans-to-skirt refashion and made matching mint green espadrilles! I love how they turned out and they’re so comfortable to wear! Continue reading DIY Espadrilles – Shoe Making Tutorial
Make a cute DIY octopus dog toy with jeans pockets!
This DIY octopus dog toy out of old jeans is a great project for sewing beginners because it doesn’t matter if the seams are uneven! Your pup will love it just the same! For the denim toy you’re going to need two jeans pockets, some denim fabric for the “octopus tentacles” and old fabric scraps for stuffing.
Note: If your pup is a heavy chewer, like mine, it’s best to omit the octopus tentacles! My puppy loved the tentacles but she chewed them off in about 10 minutes! 😉 But the rest of the dog toy is still holding up. Continue reading DIY Octopus Dog Toy Out Of Old Jeans
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