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I Only Have Spices for You

I'm glad this issue has come out of its casing.

Sep 12, 2008
MrSmee44 in Features

Nut-Free Pesto

Thanks for all the responses, I've got a couple great options to experiment with!

Sep 09, 2008
MrSmee44 in Home Cooking

Nut-Free Pesto

Ok, so I am a huge fan of pesto and enjoying experimenting with different herb and nut combinations. Unfortunately, my girlfriend is highly allergic to tree nuts and has never eaten pesto. Can you imagine?

Well, anyways, I've considered using toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds as a replacement, but have yet to actually conduct that test.

Does anyone know of any good, basic, pesto recipes that are completely nut free? Thanks!

Sep 04, 2008
MrSmee44 in Home Cooking

Hot or Not: Blueberry Coffee

I have mixed feelings on blueberry coffee. I used to work in an artisan coffee roaster and we specialized in roasting points and blending. Blueberry was one of the few flavors we couldn't afford not to make, though, so I did a fair amount of experimenting with it.

In my humble opinion, the blueberry flavor, if done subtly is lost in hot coffee but comes out beautifully when iced. If it is too strong of a flavor it vacillates between acrid and candyish, neither of which are enjoyable.

So, I recommend finding a new subtle flavor and cooling it down!

Jul 25, 2008
MrSmee44 in Features