Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Rosemary Cashews

I have been admiring Johanna's efforts over the festive season.  She got round to making everything that I wanted to, but did not from nut roast, mince pies to fudge and even panforte.  However, it was after seeing Johanna's homemade Sweet and spicy nuts that I was prompted to make some  savoury nibbles at home.


The recipe for roasted Rosemary Cashews comes from fellow blogger Sharon'  who blogs over at Bit of The Good Stuff, and this title is also the name of her first cookbook, I say first as I hope she will muster up the energy to write another.  I had the pleasure to meet Sharon in person  at Gloucester's First Vegan Market last month.  I have also made Sharon's  Banana Bread  and Apricot and Butternut Tagine.  and now these Rosemary Cashews.
The only thing I did differently from Sharon recipe was use fresh rosemary from the garden plot, afterall I don't call my blog allotment2kitchen for no reason!
We scoffed down these rosemary cashew nuts that very evening, whilst binge watching an Australian series called  Cleverman Season 1 on Netflix.   Its the first Australian series I have seen with an amazing culturally and ethnically diverse cast of people including Australia's indigenous people - Aboriginals, as well as South East and South Asian actors, but I guess whenever you have a futuristic storyline the human 'race' has evolved somewhat, whereas in reality the opposite is true - no matter what part of the world you live in.  Still I enjoyed it.   I am looking forward to series 2.  I do enjoy a little bit of escapism.  

17 comments:

  1. These look great, and something easy to do for holidays or special occasions. You're right -we seem to be de-volving rather than evolving...will check out that series, though. Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Thanks e, Yes devolving indeed or perhaps it was always that way, things never really get better

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  2. I am glad you got to try spiced nuts - I need another go at them as mine weren't perfect.

    Am glad you are enjoying Cleverman - it is indeed interesting storytelling about culture and race. But I found it too violent for me. I think the best recent (ish) Australian series on Indigenous people is "Redfern Now" - very powerful stuff.

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    1. Thank you Johanna. I understand what you mean about the violence, by the way are you still watching The Wire , I enjoyed it but know its not everyones cuppa tea :) I will look out for Redfern Now, hopefully it is on Netflix.

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    2. We had the box set of the Wire and watched all the series - it was violent at times but was so clever the way it built up a picture of a society that it was worth watching. I don't have netflix but hope they might have redfern now.

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    3. I am so pleased you watched all the series of the Wire, we were huge fans and yes, its very clever. I know there is violence and lots of swearing, but once you get past that - its very powerful and you see how the characters come to be where they are - I fell in love with Omar and also a little with McNulty. The arguments we had over the character 'Snoop' gender too - Is that a girl or boy? I won or course. The series RElaunched the actor who plays Stringer - Idris Elba's career in the UK with Luther which is worth watching. We only recently got Netflix as a present to ourselves as we don't do much else with our evenings, and Yes - Redfern is on it. So we will def. be watching it some time soon - perhaps after Spiral - the French series on BBC4 is complete. I know this makes me sound like a couch potato and honestly we are not.

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  3. These look really tasty, cashews work so well with a variety of flavors. Love the use of fresh rosemary.

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  4. Hey Shaheen. It was so lovely to meet you at Gloucester Vegan Christmas Market! It was such a special day, and meeting you made it even more so ❤️
    I'm thrilled to hear that your enjoying the recipes in the cookbook. And how brilliant that you could use home-grown rosemary for the cashews. Delicious!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, it truly was a pleasure meeting you too. I am really enjoying your cookbook, it is still in my kitchen!

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  5. What a great example of allotment to kitchen :-) These sound delicious and I love that you used fresh rosemary.

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    1. Thanks Kari. It made a nice change from cheezy crackers!

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  6. Oh yum! I once found rosemary almonds at a local grocery store and loved them so much... but sadly was never able to find them again. I can't wait to try making these. How lovely you could use your own homegrown, fresh rosemary!

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    1. Shame you were not able to find them again at the local grocery store, perhaps you should make some. Do hope you enjoy some at home.

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  7. I'm quite faithful to my old spiced nuts recipe, but the taste of rosemary is totally tempting! I've got to make this!

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  8. Thank you. I like variety, so I have no doubt I would love your spiced nut recipe too.

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  9. Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs, mainly because of its amazing ability to proliferate in gardens without much love. My mum-in-law always gives me huge bunches, because she can't get rid of it fast enough. I'm looking forward to introducing a bunch to some cashews!

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