I have been craving some nice marcona almonds. I had a few on a cheese plate in a nice restaurant in Knoxville and instantly became addicted. Marcona almonds come from Spain and are so sweet and delicious. They are simply prepared by roasting or frying in a little olive oil and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt. This is a perfect cocktail hour snack.
Of course, I cannot buy them locally. I have not actually seen them available anywhere but I found a wonderful online nut store called Nuts Online. They have an amazing selection and ship to Canada. No problem clearing customs and they arrived in less than a week.
I didn't just order marconas! I might as well get more for the postage that I am paying. I bought some almond flour - 5 pounds of almond flour! I can see macarons and other interesting cakes and cookies in my future. I also purchased some unsalted raw pistachios, unsalted raw cashews and some beautiful Spanish pinenuts.