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.
Old-school style beach plum jelly is made without any added pectin. When gathering them in the wild make sure to include some under-ripe berries. A long simmer makes for a good strong set. It's a sticky jelly with a good puckery punch.
Ripe peaches, sweet cantaloupe, a little bit of almonds and voila! A gorgeous summer jam. Peaches are at their height, the perfect partner for the translucent nuggets of ripe cantaloupe in this jewel-toned beauty.