Fresh green almonds are fuzzy, prune-sized fruits that surround the soft, embryonic alonds. In the middle east they are enjoyed fresh with just a dip of salt. This recipe for hot pickled green almonds is a nice for salads and snacking.
Brandy+blackberries+kumquats=delicious. Blackberries are often paired with orange, but the slightly bitter--but still bright--citrus flavor of whole candied kumquats makes this jam special (plus a bonus recipe for blackberry-infused brandy!).