To my memory, I haven't met a nut I didn't like. And sitting me next to the mixed nuts, well that's a recipe for an empty bowl. I may pick through and take the cashews first, but it doesn't mean I won't be back to take a whack at the peanuts and Brazil nuts. And trail mix? Don't get me started.
I love nuts so much, in fact, I couldn't help but mimic Elizabeth Barrett Browning...
How do I love nuts? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the cookie, cake and pie
To bake, my soul cries hazelnut, almond,
I love thee for crunch and bite you bring.
Pecan, macadamia and walnut
On top of sundaes, or mixed and roasted.
I love thee freely, without thought to fat.
I love thee purely, roasted or raw.
I love thee with a passion that quits not,
Handfuls on the run, or tossed in salads.
I love thee, pine nut, with a love I never lose,
In pesto, pizza, panzanella, always
Toasted lightly, cashew salty, peanuts
Too, I love you all--and more--each day!
Do you love nuts? What's your favorite nut of all?
What's this A-Z business about? Check out my kick-off post. And stay tuned for the random joy and nonsense I concoct during the month of April!