Tuesday, May 3, 2011


It may not be summer in your neck of the woods, but we have had temps in the high 80's to mid 90's for the past few weeks.  A trip to the beach seems like a fine idea.  I found this trio of sisters enjoying themselves last summer and it seemed like the perfect scene when a family member asked for a special painting for her sister's birthday.  Happy birthday, Susan!

Everyone seems to like nuts, especially cashews, so I wanted to share this recipe with you.  I guarantee it will become one of your favorite go-to recipes for entertaining.


1 1/4 lbs cashews
2T coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 tsp cayenne
2 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp kosher salt*
1T melted butter

Preheat over to 375 degrees.  Bake nuts for 10 minutes on ungreased baking sheet.  Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.  Toss nuts until evenly coated.  ENJOY!
*if you are using salted cashews, adjust or omit additional salt to taste.


Ricki Treleaven said...

Oh, Carol...this is one of my favorites! It is so pretty. I love the surf and the colors!!! I grow my own rosemary, and I love cashews. I have never heard of this recipe, but it sounds like something I would *love* Thanks so much for sharing!

Marie Theron said...

Sweet little figures, Carol! And I will try the cashews!

Carmen Beecher said...

Lovely painting, and I can vouch for that recipe being delicious!

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting and YUM...that recipe sounds good! Thanks for sharing it!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Beautiful painting, Carol! Wonderful color . . . greens and lavenders bouncing off each other, great brushwork on the mountains and terrific sense of space---makes me dream of Caribbean islands more than usual!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an incredible painting! Just gorgeous colors! ♥

Diana Marshall said...

This is a sweety of a painting, you captured these little ones so perfectly.