Friday, May 31, 2013

The Best Candied Pecans

Don't worry, you don't have to turn the oven on.  These take all of, let's say, 7 minutes to make, and you will not be disappointed.
You'll need:
2 Cups chopped raw pecan pieces (buy in bulk - I got mine at Whole Foods for about $4)
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Heat your cast iron pan over medium heat while you're gathering your ingredients.  Add the raw pecans first, and roast for a few minutes until fragrant.  Sprinkle the brown sugar on evenly, then pour on the oil and vinegar.  Stir until the nuts look nice and coated, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Pour these onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper, and separate them out into a thin layer to dry.

Now you've got yourself the perfect topping for both salads AND ice cream, the essential meals of summer!

Happy Friday!
This weekend I'm hoping to go see Frances Ha, plant some peppers in the garden, go swimming at Barton Springs, and take the dogs to Red Bud Isle (if I can wake up early enough to get parking).


This sweet 15 lb terrier mix will be your new couch companion. Angela has been down a long road with some tough luck, but is hoping to find her forever home with the right person.  To adopt her, get in touch with Blue Dog Rescue.  How can you resist those ears?

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