Making Tahini

I'm currently between jobs, which means I'm on a budget. Almost every time I've gone to the grocery store, I've looked longingly at a jar or can of tahini... but I haven't been able to justify buying one.

It hasn't really been an obsession or anything. If it was really that crazy, I'd just buy it. It isn't like tahini is ridiculously expensive. Still, I really like both hummus and baba ganoush. Both of these things require tahini, are easy to make, and are, other than the tahini, inexpensive.

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