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).
This old-fashioned lemonade is so delicious and easier to make than you’d think! It’s an old recipe: I found the homemade lemonade recipe in “Mrs. De Graf’s Cook Book”, which was published in 1922. All you need for this old-fashioned lemonade is lemons, sugar and water. You basically make a syrup which you later dilute with water. Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe→
Cake, ice cream, custard, bread, pasta & bread – all naturally colored green for St. Patrick’s Day!
You don’t need artificial food coloring to dye food vibrant green for St. Patrick’s Day. Use sunflower seeds for dark green, kale or wheatgrass for bright green, matcha for moss green, pistachios or green peas for light green, red cabbage for blue green, kiwi for yellow green, and spinach for light or dark green. Continue reading 25+ Naturally Green St. Patrick’s Day Recipes→
Enjoy your tea and coffee with homemade dairy-free cream substitutes. And top off your dessert and garnish your cake with homemade dairy-free whipped cream alternatives. Below you’ll find recipes for dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free, egg-free and fat-free cream and whipped cream substitutes. Continue reading 5+ Homemade Dairy-Free (Whipped) Cream Substitutes→
This purple rose petal lemonade is naturally colored and scented with fresh rose petals! Rose petal lemonade is an easy, refreshing, cooling drink on hot summer days. You’ll only need three ingredients for this pretty purple lemonade: fresh rose petals, sugar and water! Continue reading Purple Rose Petal Lemonade→