While promoting her new book “Roseannarchy: Dispatches From the Nut Farm”, Roseanna Barr let it be known that she really did purchase a nut farm.
The 58-year-old says her investment in the nutritious hard-shelled fruit holds “the promise of a brilliant future for this planet”.
“I have a nut farm. I’m growing macadamia nuts… I’m serious about it,” she said during an interview on “Good Morning America”. “This is not a joke. They’re the perfect protein. They don’t have any carbohydrates and the only fat they’ve got, which is a lot, but it’s the good kind (sic). So it’s better than beef. No greenhouse gases. Nice nuts.”
While Roseanne didn’t specifically say where her farm is located, a macadamia cookie recipe she offered to readers of the Chicago Tribune back in May points to Hawaii.
“Can you believe it: I ended up on the nut farm!,” she writes.” OK, no wise comments. I’m talking about a real nut farm in Hawaii, where my five kids and five grandkids can ramble around, work up an appetite (I don’t have to work at it), and then enjoy some of the luscious macadamia nut cookies that I’ll be making for them on Mother’s Day. (I know that’s backward — they should be making them for me.)”
“Mac nuts are the best — pearly and buttery, with just the right texture and so easy to crunch. Everybody loves them. Of course, that includes the wild pigs that have grudgingly agreed to let Granny (that’s me, I still can’t believe it), the kids and their pals share the place with them and the wild turkeys. The gorgeous greenery, the ocean in the distance, the sound of the rain that keeps it all lush and fragrant: It’s a sweet slice of heaven, and I hope everyone can find their own little slice of that, wherever they are.”
Sounds like a sweet spot to us. For an excerpt from Roseanne’s new book, jump here.