The Monday Club

Yesterday afternoon I gave a talk to a group of amazing women called The Monday Club.  This, what I would call "learning club," has been meeting for 123 years in Camden, Maine.  Every year they pick a topic.  This year's topic is Food, Wine and Culture.  Hence my involvement.  They then have subtopics on which every member does a fairly extensive research project and then presents every Monday to the group.  Guest speakers are invited occasionally to add to the mix.  I only hope I'm half as lively when I have the time to indulge in such pursuits!

Annie
Inspired by learning

This recipe is great to have on hand for when you have expected or unexpected guests. It also makes a great gift to give for the holidays.

Spiced Roasted Almonds

4 cups whole almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 400º F.  Combine all ingredients and spread onto a roasting pan.  Roast for 20 minutes stirring once or twice to turn the nuts.  Let cool.

Makes 4 cups.

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