Dry my nuts

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  1. Ridgeway

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    With the super long, dry, hot summer our Walnut tree was very happy, well at least enough to produce 4kgs of fruit.

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    Now they are nicely drying out for a few days in a warmish place. Had a few at the weekend and they were very nice. Next time when the tree fruits i think we'll pickle half as i've no idea how we'll get through this many nuts.....

    Waldorf salad
    Walnut cake
    Walnut ice-cream
    Walnuts with cheese
     
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    I’ll happily collect a kilo or two off you :)

    I love my nuts;)
     
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    Walnut pate:
    Put a load of shelled nuts into a food processor. Whizz until the consistency of fine sand which will hold together when pinched between finger and thumb.
    Add small amount of blue cheese ( you can adjust the amount to your taste) whizz in processor. Add either more cheese or small amount of butter and process until it holds together. Press into a ramekin and chill in fridge for a few hours.
     
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    My parrot would know what to do with them
     
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    We learnt the hard way with walnuts, my wife collected a few off our tree and then proceeded to peel them so they could dry out only to be left with black stained fingers that lasted for days :rolleyes:
     
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    I have a lovely idea that instead of reaching for a biscuit that we (wife and i) can snack on these, 1 at a time..... should keep us going this winter
     
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    That sounds ace !!!

    One to try this weekend, will report back on that.
     
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    Wow can he/she open them ? i struggle with a hammer:( maybe i can borrow the little fella, although suspect i may not get to eat many but spend time watching a feathered friend skilfully breaking my nuts:eek:
     
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    No need to peel them, just leave the fruit part to decay and fall off. Actually the Guinea Pigs ate most of them here. If you pickle them then you need to prick them with a fork (a lot!!!) and you really must wear kitchen gloves as it stains your skin something terrible.....
     
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    Why would you pickle guinea pigs??
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Our lovely next door neighbours walnut tree was heaving this year so we were given over and above our usual bag full ready for shelling a couple of weeks ago.
    Two coffee and walnut cakes made and devoured with many more to come I hope. (y)
     
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    We have a Marry Berry Walnut cake recipe, it's on the menu this weekend, but first time with our our own nuts in it.
     
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    Tasty :)
     
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    My brother has a Walnut tree in his garden.

    Its about 100 years old and he reports a bumper crop this year.
     
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    She can do almonds and brazils, walnuts are easy for her.
     
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    Wow that must be some beak !!!

    Now i daren't tell No4 daughter that Parrots like walnuts, give her more strength to her argument.
     
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    I hav'n't had a pickled walnut for years, I loved 'em, but alas-a-lack-a-day I discovered Olives stuffed with Achovies:Grin:
     
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    Pickled walnut with a strong cheese:love:
     
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    When visiting friends in Spain earlier this year, they made me a lovely mushroom and walnut risotto with their own walnuts. It was very nice.:makeup:
     
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    It's also been a good Shrooming autumn, plenty of truffles too. But my risotto is terrible:(
     

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