A place to record my adventures of being a gentle consumer and living more fully, with less stuff.
Look at all those black walnuts! 2 huge bags! A few weeks ago my brother emailed me to say that his neighbour had put out 10 bags of black walnuts at the end of his driveway with a "Free" sign on them! Too bad my bro lives in the states. :-( I managed to collect 7L worth though (post-husking). Do you have a means of cracking them? Want to borrow my Kenkel?
We got such a good haul this year!Lots of work husking those babies though. I've only got a fraction of them done. Gotta get on that. Thanks for the offer of the kenkel. I'll let you know. The ADG got me a heavy duty cracker, so hopefully it will do the trick.How do you deal with bits of shell getting mixed up with nut? There's nothing worse than biting into something you made with black walnuts, only to get a bit of shell between your teeth.
Ah, that's the beauty of the Kenkel. 90% of the time you end up with very large pieces of nut (often 2 halves) so it is easy to separate the nut from the shell bits. I also cover the end of the Kenkel with a cloth bag. That way when I crack the nut, the shell and the nut end up in the bag (as opposed to on the other side of the room). Black walnut cracking can be an explosive process!
Hey Ambeck, that was apple sauce coming together? I still have tons here at home. This year, Will and Bia went twice with school Apple picking. We had two bags of apple. I added some pears as well, because they are Will's favorite fruit. I love to see all your hard work. The blog is looking good. xoxo.
DJ!! Yep, I made a lovely big batch of apple sauce with loads of cinnamon. Sooo good. I bet it'd be great with pears too. Did you can yours? I got lazy and just stuck mine in the freezer. Hugs!!
Beautiful pictures!Those black walnuts bring back great memories. I can remember harvesting them when I went to see my grand parents. I can still taste them!
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