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These walnuts have a gently, lovely vanilla flavor that is just out of the world. Who would have thought something so simple would be so wonderful. Proof that the best things in life aren’t always filled with pomp and circumstance.


Vanilla Scented Walnuts (from Elana)
2 cups English walnuts, raw
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 vanilla beans

Place walnuts and oil in a cast iron skillet and turn heat to high. As soon as you hear the slightest sizzle, turn heat down to medium or low. Toast walnuts a few minutes until they smell nice and nutty. Add honey and distribute around pan stirring; cook for a minute or two, then add salt. Scrape the beans out of the vanilla pod and stir into walnuts. Remove walnuts from pan.