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Have You Tried: Hazelnuts?

Hazelnuts are a delicious nut that pair well with chocolate and coffee. They are very popular in Europe and are becoming more popular here in the US. For more info on hazelnuts (read: I’m too tired to write my own little ditty about them) head on over to Wikipedia. I’ll never forget my first experience […]

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Toasting Hazelnuts 101

Toasting hazelnuts is the perfect way to intensify and enhance their natural flavor. Start with shelled hazelnuts. Pick through them to remove any damaged nuts. Lay the nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a 350 degree oven for between 10 to 20 minutes. The papery skins will start to split. […]

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Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Oh my goodness! What can I say about this festive Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress? It’s such a mouthful of a title for such a simple salad. Just a few seasonal ingredients that are magical when combined. I actually posted this recipe several years ago and it was high time I […]

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Aran Goyoaga’s Hazelnut Butter Toffee

I just finished stocking my baking cupboard with more nuts. It’s amazing how quickly I go through them! I love putting a handful into my smoothies or grabbing some for a quick snack on the way out the door. There’s always a sprinkling of nuts on my salads or bowl of oatmeal. Hazelnuts are one […]

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