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  • Post #31 - October 31st, 2016, 4:02 pm
    Post #31 - October 31st, 2016, 4:02 pm Post #31 - October 31st, 2016, 4:02 pm
    Glad to see all the love for black walnuts! Here's what we use in the Ozarks to crack these native nuts: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ozark-Nutcracker-by-Handy-Andy-Heavy-Duty/282055823572?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37115%26meid%3D36e0c8e2592947b78c4edc64d5fad411%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D282135272582

    Having grown a tree or two, I should warn that the well-known common idea that black walnut trees inhibit other nearby plants' growth appears to be true, at least according to my experience.

    Finally, it's wonderful to have a bowl of mixed nuts and a nutcracker on the coffee table, but keep in mind that those nuts age fairly quickly: the meats dry out and can even get rancid in the shells. So, eat 'em up!

    Geo
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  • Post #32 - November 1st, 2016, 9:10 am
    Post #32 - November 1st, 2016, 9:10 am Post #32 - November 1st, 2016, 9:10 am
    When I was growing up, a holiday favorite of the adults in my family (and, later, me) were pickled walnuts, which I think are largely a British favorite. No idea how they became so dear in my family, a bunch of Dutch-Germans. But anyhow, they'd always be served as an accompaniment to beef dishes. And pre-Internet, they were darned hard to find, so anyhow lucky enough to discover a stash at some specialty market won the Christmas-giving award if they were kind enough to share. If Wikipedia is to believed, they're not that hard to make, but you need access to nuts whose shells haven't set yet.
  • Post #33 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:18 pm
    Post #33 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:18 pm Post #33 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:18 pm
    Hi- I bought some basil at the farmer's market today, but I need some walnuts and Parmesan. I usually get already grated Parmesan at WF or TJ to save time, and they are cheaper than Jewel. Where is the cheapest place to get the walnuts though? I don't really need more than a pound of them. I can go to Aldi's, Jewel or Valli's for the walnuts too. Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #34 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:31 pm
    Post #34 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:31 pm Post #34 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:31 pm
    Of those three, my money would be on Aldi, but supermarket packets tend to be very pricey. Costco likely has a 3lb bag for what you'd pay for 2 8oz packs from Diamond at Jewel.

    Bulk bins at Whole Foods or Fresh Thyme would usually be your best bet, but those have been shut down, AFAIK.

    Another option would be GFS/Gordon Food Service.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #35 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:45 pm
    Post #35 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:45 pm Post #35 - October 3rd, 2020, 7:45 pm
    Actually I was at Whole Foods two days ago, and they have restocked their bulk food section, but I am not sure if they have walnuts though. The downtown Evanston store has a much smaller bulk spice section, and the Green Bay store does not have any bulk spices.

    Whole Foods has also opened up their hot bar and salad bar, but you have to use gloves when you buy anything at the hot bar and salad bar or in the bulk food section.

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