Vince loves black walnuts. I can’t say that I’ve ever had them. He said they have a strong and “different” taste. True? I don’t know. That may be like me telling him bad things about my favorite foods that I want him to stay out of! 🙂
Black walnuts grow everywhere around here. Our first house in MO had about 6 of them in the back. Vince swears he never knew there were black walnut trees back there but you had to walk through them to get to the chicken coop and to his shop. I remember them because I was always afraid the nuts were going to fall and bonk me on my head when I was walking back there. I felt like I needed a helmet on when they were falling.
Our neighbor .. the one who is most helpful . . has black walnut trees. He had gathered up a whole truck load of them and he and Vince took them to a place that removes the outer husk.
The neighbors had picked out a bunch of the nuts and gave about 1-1/2 pounds of shelled nuts to Vince. I found a black walnut cookie recipe and Vince was saying “NO! I don’t want to waste them in cookies.” What is wrong with that man? Nothing is wasted that goes into cookies or ice cream!
The neighbor told Vince there were a lot of nuts that had fallen since he picked his up so Vince went over yesterday and picked up a box full of them.
I doubt Vince takes them and gets them hulled. He has a couple of ways he can do it here.
This morning I was thinking . . Vince loves walnuts. They’re in season right now. Maybe I can buy some for a Christmas gift or maybe to put in his stocking. I found Hammons Black Walnuts, which is about an hour from me in Stockton, MO. I ordered enough that he can have plenty for himself and I’ll have enough to use in a few recipes.
I love it when I can think of a gift that will be a good surprise for him.