I don't know about where you all live, but around here almonds are mucho dinero. I think it's around $18/kg at Costco.
When these almonds in the shell came on sale for $0.99/lb at Christmas I couldn't pass it up.
I bought 11 lbs of almonds and 2 lbs of hazelnuts. I had the idea that I would oven can them after I shelled them. It took me over a week to shell them all and because it took so long, we nibbled on them quite a bit.
I calculated the cost on the shelled nuts and found them to cost $5.50/kg. That's 1/3 the cost of Costco.
Then I oven canned them in pints using the oven canning I posted in this post. It is a method of canning dry items in jars and they are supposed to stay fresh for years.
I have already been snacking on a jar and they are SO good. They are very crisp and tasty.
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