Today I made an attempt to make a batch of caramelized spiced nuts. It was an all around fail. First, it was difficult maneuvering around my tiny kitchen and had to have a lot of help getting pans and utensils as it is difficult to bend or reach down. Second, everything took twice as long as I had to move slowly. Third, I was quite out of breath by the time I had all the ingredients on the counter and the nuts boiling away in the sugar mix. Fourth, I left them in the oven too long and it got quite a bit more toasty than intended. Thankfully I only made half the recipe.
This experience was quite a reality check. I can’t even make a damn batch of nuts.
For those who are interested, the recipe can be found in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.