Snack Time: Peppered Maple Walnuts

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We first encountered these delicious walnuts on our Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Farm Tour last year.  They were served along-side some of the amazing cheeses that they make on their farm in Point Reyes (they are particularly good with the Toma).  I remember gobbling up a good quantity of these salty-sweet walnuts with ridiculous amounts of cheese.  We were delighted when we came across the recipe in a recent issue of Edible magazine and tried making these walnuts right away. These peppered maple walnuts have become a staple at our home – we are totally hooked.  They are lovely with cheese, but also with vanilla ice-cream (Straus vanilla – a current favorite) as well! Needless to say, the possibilities are endless, but they are pretty spectacular on their own as well.

Good recipe to make with the kids and it never hurts to have these lying around when unexpected guests drop by. Continue reading

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