Green almonds are a seasonal spring item, picked months before their shells harden and split to reveal conventional almonds. These fuzzy green pods are entirely edible with soft, jelly-like texture and mild grassy, sweet-tart flavor. During their all-too-brief season, we're eating them right out of hand, shaving them over appetizers, or slicing them thin to toss over salads as we have here in this bright spring recipe.
No holiday dinner would be complete without mashed potatoes. The creamy, starchy comfort food is a staple year-round, but we like to add a little something special this time of here. In this recipe we are using organic russet potatoes, organic butter, and a Garlic & Herb Cheddar Cheese—which is not only flavorful, but saves you time, simplifies the preparation & cuts down on total ingredients!
Our Kilchurn Estate® Garlic & Herb Cheddar Cheese is handcrafted in the English countryside using traditional cheddar milling techniques. Garlic & herbs are incorporated into the mild, young cheese for savory flavor and aroma. Save a piece to enjoy on its own as you cook!
Holiday Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Place diced potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Salt the water liberally, then bring to a rolling boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, but still firm. Drain the potatoes, then return to the pot. Add the butter, grated cheese, and cream. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Season with salt & pepper. Serve hot.
Compotes are very similar to jams and marmalade but the cooked fruit tends to be left whole -- they can also be served both warm and chilled. Adding dried fruit is this recipes secret ingredient and it will change the way you make jams, marmalade and compotes in the future. While the fresh fruit cooks down, the dried fruit plumps up - giving a rustic finish, extra depth of flavor and added sweetness!