Today’s video is an instruction on how to home roast cashews. I’ve never done this myself as I’ve been a little afraid that being the klutz that I am I’d have a nut explode in my eye or something. That and the scary fact is that the seed is surrounded by a double shell containing an a toxin related to poison ivy. If the cashews aren’t roasted properly the poison is not destroyed, drawback number one. Roasting the cashews created great amounts of smoke so it must always done outside, the smoke can also cause severe reactions by irritating the lungs so one has to be careful not to suck in a lung full, drawback number two.
I really like cashews, especially the home roasted kind. We have a tree across the road from us but the grass is so high this year around the tree that I didn’t pay it a visit. One never knows what lurks in the long grass around here…in the campo.