28 November 2010

Nuts for Christmas


A bowl of nuts on a table with a couple of nutcrackers will always look attractive.
It is like an invitation to sit down with somebody, crack a few nuts and have a conversation.
Not only are nuts delicious, they are also a healthy snack.
Yes, some nuts are high in cholesterol, some bags of nuts you buy are full of salt and unfortunately some people are allergic to nuts, so nuts might not be for everybody.


The nuts in the photograph are hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds and walnuts.

I found a few recipes to spice it up a bit.
Nigella Lawson's has a recipe for spiced nuts from her book Nigella Christmas.
Here are a few other recipes for both spicy and sweet nut mixtures that are all easy to make.

22 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

What a lovely idea, these nuts for Christmas! I like it so much!

Wish you a happy week! Warm regards, Ingrid

Malin said...

Åh, nötter är ju jättegott. Min favorit är paranötter. Fast nästan alla nötter är ju goda.
Fint du har lagt upp dem.

Sophia Callmer said...

Så fint med stjärnanisen till formarna, och nötterna! Är det mandelmussleformar? Min mormor bakade alltid, de var helt himmelska med grädde och sylt.
hoppas att du har haft en fin första advent!/Sophia

Annika Christensen said...

Älskar alla sorters nötter.
Ha det gott
Annika

NinaH said...

Läckra nöt-bilder & Läckra recept!;-)

Charlotte said...

Vackert! Älskar nötter........ och stjärnanis......... Nötter hör verkligen julen till.... gott att äta och fina att se på...

Kram Charlotte

Frances said...

Ingrid, as I read this post and admired the beautiful photo, I was munching away on some unsalted roasted almonds. Yummy!

xo

aroundmytable said...

I love Christmas mainly for the spices :D cinammon, star anise, cloves and all the nuts! I also love Nigella :D
Great photos!

Sanne said...

Good morning dear Ingrid,

love all kind of nuts !!! We got a lot of walnuts from our neihgbour every year, but I never took a picture of them...when I see yours...great !!°!

Have a wonderful week !!!
Best wishes,
Sanne

colores said...

So cute! Love the pics! could perfectly do as Christmas cards!!!

Anette said...

Nötter är ju både gott och nyttigt! Nu ser jag på dina bilder att de är vackra också:-)
Valnötter är mina favoriter!
/Anette

The Garden Ms. S said...

Nuts still in their shells are so attractive, and probably healthier. Very attractive presentation! :)

Henrietta said...

They are too beautiful for eating:)

Fru C said...

Nötter är konstverk helt i sig själv.

Camillas Foto said...

Tjusiga bilder på godbitarna!

De där Brazil nutsen tål jag inte, får klia i halsen direkt...

Ha det bra
Kram

Carol said...

I love nuts and to have them out to shell yourself is a great old fashion tradition. You cannot get them fresher and you are so right that they are full of nutrients. Your photos are lovely!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, nuts do make a table setting looks so much more attractive. I have loads of walnuts in my little studio..some for display and some for crafts. :)They are soo lovely! Have a lovely merry happy week lovely sweet friend! Love to you!

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Ingrid ~ What a excellent play on words. "Nuts for Christmas". :) I love nuts too! This picture should be framed. I really like the look with Anise surrounding the nuts....
Have a wonderful week.
Rosemary... XO

lisa said...

I just love the composition in both of these photographs. So nicely done!

Madame C said...

Åh, vad härligt det ser ut! Ska absolut testa något av recepten också:) Tack för fina recepttips!

bicocacolors said...

there are always nice things here,
You know my name is walnut in Spanish!
I love the post!
have a lovely week!

Moa said...

Så vackert du lagt upp alla nötter.. jättefint och varje gång jag kommer till dig blir jag inspirerad av att arrangera mera, inte bara ta kort som jag gör. Det blir så himla fint när du "stylar" till det.. =). Kram o ha det gott/Moa
ps.. hoppas du hittar Martha Stewarts stansar de är jättefina o hoppas de är billigare hos dig.. ds