I love Ina Garten.
There, I said it.
There are several gems on the network. Giada. Duff and the gang from Ace of Cakes. Tyler Florence.
And Ina Garten.
Everything about her show is soothing. Her home (is it in the Hamptons? I like to imagine that it is). Her trips to the markets where she seems to be surrounded by gorgeous strawberries no matter what the season. Her bright and airy kitchen. Her loving husband Jeffrey.
After a 30 minute episode, I feel as if I had just spent 2 hours in a day spa, pampered by women with soothing voices and soothed by mellifluous sounds of ocean waves and new age music as I sipped on cucumber and lime infused water and noshed on gourmet nuts.
Rosemary Roasted Cashew gourmet nuts.
These are phenomenal. Spicy and sweet, with the flavor accented by my favorite herb - an earthy rosemary. There is not much to say about these nuts other than the fact that I think they are a must-make from here on out. They take all of 10 minutes to put together and are absolutely addicting. I made them as part of a large basket of food I made for my mother for Mother's Day, and she could not stop eating them. They were a huge hit. I had to stop myself from stealing them from her.
Rosemary Roasted Cashews (Adapted from Ina Garten)
1 1/4 pounds cashew nutsDirections
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated. Serve warm.