2.7.10

Marcona Almonds...Yum!

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.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information on where to find these treasures:D

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  2. Sarah...thanks for this information. Can't wait for you to post up macarons and almond cakes :)

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  3. Incredible.. marcona almonds in canada.. is true, we fry them and they are great por the aperitive..!! you can keep them in a glass jar but fry them on a dry day, if you fry them on a rainy day they get dam and are not the same..!! best regards from spain.!!

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  4. I am a lucky puppy living within a mile or so of many NY food places that sell great almonds. I love those marconas... but I am very interested in what you are going to come up with using that flour... I am thinking of one already!!! Great picture, BTW!

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  5. My sister used to rave about these when she was studying abroad. I'd forgotten about them until now!

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  6. I've used Nuts Online before they are great!

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  7. I have to agree about the marcona almonds,just fabulous. Great post.

    Be well

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  8. Je ne connaissais pas ces amandes.
    A bientôt et bon weekend.

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  9. I am addicted to these almonds. They spoil me for nibbling on any other nuts. Fortunately, Costco sells them in cans here for a decent price or else I'd probably go bankrupt feeding my habit. ;)

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