Ina’s Garden: Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Before we get to this week’s edition of Ina’s Garden, I want to let everyone know that I’m slightly behind on my blogging and commenting. My immediate attention this past week has been focused on redecorating since my sister (Codename: Surfer Psychologist) moved to Hawaii! But, not to worry. I’ve completed several large decorating projects and will move onto the less time consuming ones by the weekend. This means I’ll have more time to blog and catch up!

Anyway, onto Ina’s Garden! This week, Mia of Bright Morning Star chose to highlight Ina’s rosemary roasted cashews. For my version, I used a variety of mixed nuts in my pantry, including cashews.

These seasoned nuts were a snap to assemble and reminiscent of a ffwD recipe, sweet & spicy cocktail nuts. Ina’s recipe is a bit different because she incorporates brown sugar and cayenne pepper together for the seasoning. Also, the seasoning was mixed into the warmed nuts as opposed to baking in the seasoning like with Dorie Greenspan’s version.

I’m definitely going to make these again. The kicker for me was the brown sugar and cayenne pepper combination. I always love that bit of sweetness, and I’m finding that cayenne pepper is slowly becoming my preferred spicy seasoning! Try the recipe out for yourself. I think you’ll enjoy it! If you couldn’t join us this week in Ina’s Garden, we hope you can join us on August 18th when our theme will be “Go to the Grill!


31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Three-Cookies
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 04:55:32

    Sugar and cayenne sounds unique and interesting. Very creative

  2. Anita Menon
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 05:43:16

    Very interesting take. I have decided to cut down on baking rich desserts for sometime, so these nuts might just do the trick to help my sweet tooth.

  3. Serene
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:02:05

    You know, your photography just gets better and better!

  4. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:31:01

    They look very good. I love most anything with brown sugar!

  5. jay
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:41:12

    wat a wonderful selection of recipe…great job..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Parsley Sage
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:44:55

    These look like a perfect party treat. I’m a big fan of cayenne too, I especially like the smoked version 🙂

  7. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 08:05:28

    Oh wow those look good. I have a feeling they’d never make it out for guests though. We’d eat them before the first one arrived.

  8. spicegirlfla
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 08:58:51

    I love these nuts, especially when first made and warm…and like Greg’s comment, hard to get a full dish set out before the guests arrived!!! Your photo is great!!

  9. Eileen
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 10:08:47

    These look really good. I love roasted nuts (even though I usually burn them), but I’ve never made a mixture that included fresh herbs. That’s a great idea! Rosemary makes perfect sense.

  10. Food,Photography & France
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 10:45:53

    Brown sugar and cayenne – that’s got to be good.

  11. Sutapa
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 10:58:57

    Sugar cayenne with cashew sounds and looks too tempting ……a warm treat for rocking party!

  12. Allie
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 11:21:11

    Those look to die for! I love any roasted nuts to begin with, but these flavors/ingredients sound particularly good.

  13. Ronda
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 12:50:52

    Oh that does sound tasty. I love the idea of the rosemary in them.

  14. Summer Rose
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 13:20:49

    We totally enjoyed and loved these too 🙂
    Am glad u could use the nuts in ur pantry , they would taste sooo good!
    I didn bake along with the FFwd but am glad i didnt miss out these , the best part is that they are a snap to assemble and if u have nuts in the pantry so good when somebody drops by.

  15. Terra
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 15:18:42

    You had me at rosemary!!! These look lovely, and sound like the perfect snack:-) Hugs, Terra

  16. foodfashionandflow
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 18:57:35

    I love Rosemary! I bet these make an amazing snack!

  17. Barbara
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 19:09:15

    I love Ina’s recipes…so Ina’s Garden is a great idea! Love the rosemary. I always have nuts in my pantry too!

  18. Simply Life
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 19:30:28

    oh wow, these look addicting! I wish I had some right now!

  19. Betsy
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 19:55:51

    These look great! Do you serve them warm too? That sounds very appealing.

  20. JamieAnne
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 21:21:07

    These look yummy. Great job. My family would love these.

  21. torviewtoronto
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 21:28:40

    delicious roasted snacks looks wonderful

  22. Caroline
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 21:59:21

    Mmm these sound amazing! I love the sweet and spicy combo, and Ina Garten. 🙂

  23. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 23:12:05

    Sweet and spicy, with a hint of rosemary…now the flavors in these nuts really rock my tastebuds!

  24. Little Inbox
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 04:35:37

    This is so tasty!

  25. kitchenbelleicious
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 08:17:32

    Love Love Love Nuts! The use of rosemary is different but sounds so good!

  26. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 11:03:40

    Yum! My husband sells nuts, but I’ve never tried anything to creative. Brown sugar and cayenne sounds fun!

  27. Renee
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 14:14:58

    Oh that looks delicious!

  28. Elaine
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 17:48:48

    Redecorating?! How fun! This looks like a perfect entertaining dish. I didn’t make Dorie’s this past winter, so will have to try that recipe.

  29. Life is Full
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 20:15:38

    I’m behind on reading people’s blogs too because of my basement reno works..These nuts look delicious. Whose recipe do you prefer? Doris or Ina’s?

  30. Tiffany
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 07:39:08

    I would love to have these. They sound so yummy but my daughter has a peanut allergy so we can not have it in the house! But this sounds great! Thanks for sharing!!

  31. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 03:44:07

    I loved this recipe too – they were absolutely addictive! I like how you used mixed nuts instead of just the cashews. I will definitely try that next time. Your photos are mouthwatering!

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