The spendy little nut

Have you purchased pine nuts recently? I literally started choking when my husband read the price off the receipt. $15! Fifteen dollars! FIFTEEN DOLLARS! For a 5-oz. jar of pine nuts! What the heck?

I did 20 seconds worth of internet research and learned that most pine nuts come from China, where there has been a poor harvest for the last few years. That, combined with this crunchy little nut's supremely high demand is causing these crazy prices.

Elijah saw me taking a photo of this jar tonight and asked if he could have a nut. "NO! I mean, ok, just ONE."

I will be using every last one of these babies. Yay, more pesto!