[Sca-cooks] shelling walnut help

Stephanie Yokom sayokom at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 13:29:41 PST 2009

At grandma's house we always used hammers on sheets that covered her
concrete patio.  Those made for long days because grandma had 22 black
walnut trees.


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Judith Epstein <judith at ipstenu.org> wrote:

> On 6 Nov 2009, at 3:20 PM, morgana.abbey at juno.com wrote:
> I'm about to acquire grocery bags of both English and black walnuts.  I
>> know we've discussed best ways to shell them, but I don't remember what
>> those were.
>> And right now I'm having that weird sinus thing that won't let me
>> concentrate to remember or search for the answers.
>> Anyone able to pony up the answers?
>> Thanx
>> Morgana
> I don't know a way other than the old-fashioned way (nutcracker and sore
> hands for days), but I do know that you definitely want to remove the outer
> hulls (not the hard shell, but the outer leafy bit) with gloves on. Walnut
> hulls are used as a source of dye for hair and cloth, so wear clothes that
> you don't mind getting very stained, unless they come pre-hulled.
> Judith / no SCA name yet
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