Thursday

Assorted Spiced Nuts


When I was a child my aunt and uncle owned several hundred acres of walnuts, apricots and
Italian plums not far from our home. We were fortunate to always have a supply of these treats in our house and at holiday time the walnuts were dressed up a bit.
As far back as I can remember my grandfather and mom would make Candied Walnuts with cinnamon (my favorite). In later years I came to appreciate the Rosemary Walnuts as featured here.




This time I prepared walnuts, cashews and almonds ~ each spiced in a different way.


The Rosemary-Walnuts are drizzled with a little melted butter infused with rosemary (fresh or dried), cayenne (as much or a little as you like), salt and a sprinkle of garlic powder if desired, then roasted until golden.



Curry powder, garam masala, cumin and cayenne are the seasonings for the
Savory-Spiced Cashews.



The Sweet & Salty Sesame Glazed Almonds I have blogged about before. My dear friend Monique introduced the recipe to me. Absolutely delicious!
Honestly, these should come with a warning as they are highly addictive.



Each of these spiced nuts go together very quickly and they make nice little gifts when put in jars, topped with a bow. Make any one of them, or all three I hope you enjoy!
If you would like the recipes:

You can find the recipe for the Rosemary Walnuts HERE.
Click HERE for the Cashew recipe.
And Monique's Sweet and Salty Sesame Glazed Almond recipe HERE.
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21 comments:

  1. I made your sesame almonds for Christmas and they were thoroughly enjoyed by all. I want to try the other two now. I registered yesterday for that lovely blue willow tea set, and I just want you to know that I am a follower. Does that mean I get 2 votes in this fantastic drawing? Happy New Year and looking forward to another year of your outstanding blogs!! Susan

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  2. Mari, these looks totally scrumptious! What a neat memory growing up. :-)
    Happy New Year!
    Susan

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  3. I just love spiced nuts! I have a few types that I make, and some favorites that I buy. Now I have more to try :-)) I really like them in salads, too.

    Thanks Mari, and congrats on your 600,000!! That is truly an accomplishment. Thanks again for all of the delight you have brought into all of our lives!

    Happy New Year....Diane

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  4. Happy New Year! I think one of my resolutions is to study your photographs - try to learn from the master.

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  5. Mari, what a nice memory you have. The nuts sound tasty. Happy New Year! Love the blue willow :-)

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  6. Beautiful my dear friend...
    Happy New year!
    Love to you!
    L~xo

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  7. I get hungry every time I look at your blog. :-)

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  8. These nuts look dangerous! I'm compulsive when it comes to these types of snacks.
    Wishes for happiness and blessings in the coming year.

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  9. Oh, man, if there are nuts near me they're gone veryvery quickly. I can't eat just one!

    These look wonderful, and the photos are faboo (as my artist friends say). I love your verrines!

    Congratulations on 600,000 hits. That's something to be proud of!

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  10. I love spiced nuts - they don't last long if they're within my reach!! These look great, and as usual, I can't wait to try your recipes for them. Beautiful presentation, M!

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  11. Gosh, each one of these do look addictive! I do not think I would share.

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  12. I would be in such trouble with these! I have found that if I eat very many nuts...I get a migraine. I hate that because I love them so much. I've made candied nuts often, but never savory. The rosemary intrigues me...yum.

    Happy New Year!

    Sue

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  13. What an interesting story about your aunt and uncle, Mary. You must have had the freshest nuts of all!

    I've made Monique's sesame almonds too and they are very special. The other two sound just as good!

    Happy New Year, Mary!

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  14. My mother made me some rosemary spiced nuts and I went crazy for them !!! Happy new year Mari xoxoxo Clarice

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  15. Happy New Year Mari! I'm so happy I met you in the blogisphere and now can count you as a dear friend! As always, your photos and food styling are soooo beautiful. I love visiting your gorgeous blog!

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  16. Oh those nuts are driving me insane. I love spiced or sweetened nuts and youre right.... what lovely gifts to give in a pretty jar. I never thought of that...gorgeous fotos Mari.

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  17. THose look delicious and your photos are fantastic!

    ~Really Rainey~

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  18. Wow, what great ideas! I was just out for drinks at a little bar last night and we got the most delicious cumin-scented nuts. It made me think I should experiment in my own kitchen with something similar and then I come across this post. Good timing!

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  19. I love nuts and I will treasure these recipes. I hope you have a delicious and delightful 2010!
    XX 00

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  20. hello, i love your blog and these nuts look delicious!...but i cannot open the link to the cashew recipe! :( am i the only one having this problem?

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