To boil your own fresh green peanuts, place them in a 3-quart stockpot, cover with water and add 2/3 cup salt for each gallon of water used. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until the nuts are tender. Drain and cool. Tahini isn't always easy to find. Make your own by blending 1/4 cup vegetable oil with 1 cup toasted sesame seeds. Store the extra in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.