For Christmas my brother bought me a tin of mixed nuts. I will ignore the fact that there may have been a message there.
Rather, I like to think that he knows we like nuts, salted thank you, and treated us to a special deluxe tin.
The beloved husband and I eat differently. I carefully select the nut I will eat one by one. Sometimes they are all cashews. Sometimes I will inject variety tasting an almond or a walnut or a pecan. One by one. That’s how you enjoy life’s specialties.
The beloved husband does not subscribe to this philosophy. He subscribes to something more like, “He who eats the fastest gets the mostest.”
He will scoop up handfuls and jam them in his mouth. How can you savor the flavor of a gentle filbert when you have a strong Brazilian in there all mashing around?
Just like people, some nuts are delicate and some nuts overwhelm. Walnuts can be stronger than almonds.
As with all the special things in life you need to:
Chew with intent.
That concludes my tutorial on how to eat from a can of mixed nuts or metaphorically speaking how to enjoy life.
By the way the tin didn’t last more than a few days!