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Summer Smoothie

Depending what’s on hand in your kitchen, you can make a delicious frosty smoothie with dollops of our fresh almond butter. For the base, use large chunks of previously frozen ripe bananas (or soft plantains!) Add any kind of liquid to mix; Soy, hemp, almond, or raw whole cow’s milk. Or tart Greek yogurt. Throw in a … Continue reading

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Berries Almond Tart

I came across this recipe while searching for more fun things to do with almond flour! Thanks, Mandelin. Ingredients: Mix of fresh berries Almond Tart Crust 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour (the skinless ones) 3 teaspoons brown rum 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs Pastry Cream 3/4 … Continue reading

Paleo Almond Cookies

  Kyle from Mar Vista sent us a delicious recipe for Paleo Almond Cookies, accompanied by the picture shown above! Give it a try, tell us how it is and enjoy enjoy enjoy!! Ingredients: 1 cup raw almond flour 2 Tbsp raw honey 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp … Continue reading

Westside Magazine Feature – Cherry Marzipan Macaroons

Westside Magazine’s Summer 2011 issue shared a sweet but short nod to our “delicious treats” brought to market each week. Bonus: A super simple recipe including chocolate and dried cherries! Click on the article below to view full-size.  

Sweet Blistered Almonds

This Mar Vista mom has three darling boys who regularly choose one of our three sweet blistered options: Cinnalmond, Honey Roasted, or Coco-nut. We love their smiling faces on a Sunday morning. Photo: Alexa Wan

LA Weekly: North African Marzipan

“They make no excuses about that chubby man lounging on their label – or their stellar marzipan..” So writes Jenn Garbee of LA Weekly in her piece on our North African version of Marzipan; Honey sweetened (local orange blossom), and flecked with dried Valencia oranges. Read on…

Los Angeles Times: Baby Green Almonds

David Karp reporting for the Los Angeles Times wrote a wonderful feature on our spring crop of  baby green almonds. Click two separate times on the image below to view full text, including a short history of Fat Uncle Farms and some of the fun ways our local chefs used this short spring delicacy. Photo: … Continue reading

almond butter cup ice cream

The way I see it, you have two choices.  Stare at this picture for a few minutes and imagine how flippin’ good it is.  Or make it yourself.  Hopefully you have an ice cream maker.  If not, good luck with your bag full of ice. For lack of time, I made impromptu almond butter balls … Continue reading

eurotour 2010

Half the staff spent most of September visiting and living and working together on small farms up and down the Iberian peninsula. Incredible!  – Mike Barbara Leite’s farm: Mount of Oaks. East central Portugal Old Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis, Asturias, Spain. L to R: Elias, Zaya, Mike, Carly, Bekki, Cristobel, Nate, Jillie, and … Continue reading

ALMONDS: Nut just your everyday snack

A warm hello from Fat Uncle Farms! With the majority of the staff heading off to Portugal in a couple of weeks, the kitchen is as busy as ever. And don’t fret – despite the fact that a few key players will be m.i.a. for a few weeks, Fat Uncle will still be making weekly appearances … Continue reading