Sunday, September 20, 2009

Toasting Nuts in a Popcorn Popper

Remember how back when I first tried roasting coffee in my hot air popcorn popper I hypothesized that it would probably also be a good way to toast nuts?

It is. I'm just not a fan of standing by the stove shaking a frying pan. Toss in a few nuts, spin away for about 1-2 minutes (until brown and fragrant), and move on to the next step. They don't have to be watched the whole time, but it's pretty quick. Great for salads, or wherever you want to intensify that nutty flavour.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Make it From Scratch Carnival

My Tomato Bruschetta Pasta is being featured in the Make It From Scratch Blog Carnival. A ton of delicious looking recipes, and some interesting ideas like how to make tote bags from t-shirts and homemade deodorant.