Nuts

Nuts

Almonds are not nuts

An almond is the seed of an almond tree. The tree bears fruits with a stone-like seed in the middle (the almond). These fruits are called Drupes. Walnut and coconut trees are drupes. Some flowering plants that produce drupes are coffee, jujube, mango, olive, most palms (including date, coconut and oil palms), pistachio, white sapote, and all members of the genus Prunus, including the almond ,apricot, cherry, damson, nectarine, peach, and plum.

Toasting walnuts

Toast walnuts in the microwave. Spread in a single layer on plate. Start with 30 sec and then do 10 sec increments. Much more even result, plus easier and faster than stove top or oven.