Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beauty is whatever gives you joy!

Beauty is whatever gives you joy - Edna St Vincent Millay

You give me joy! You are beautiful! I only hope our jewelry enchances your beauty and gives you joy as well!

As we prepare for the New Year, we at The Gem Collection wish you both beauty and joy all year round!
:) Dory

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sydney Lynch's Sweet & Spicy Nuts!

Sydney Lynch is one of my favorite jewelry designers and along with wonderful jewelry, she makes fabulous sweet and spicy nuts as well...recently she shared her receipe with me and I'm passing it along to you, cause I love you! Merry Christmas!

Sweet and Spicy Nuts
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 cup raw whole almonds
1 cup hazelnuts
1 cup walnut halves
1 egg white
1 1/2 T water
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp allspice

Combine nuts. Beat egg white and water together till foamy. Stir in sugar and seasonings with egg white. Mix well with nuts. Spread on greased baking sheet and bake at 275 for 55 minutes. Cool and store in closed container for up to3 weeks. Caution: if you are saving these for a party as I am, hide them until date of party because once you start eating them it's almost impossible to stop.

Cheers!
Sydney


See Sydney's jewelry here : http://www.gemcollection.com/Category/75-sydney-lynch.aspx