[Sca-cooks] shelling walnut help
susanrlin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 13:31:25 PST 2009
Can't you pickle black walnuts whole - without shelling them?
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Stephanie Yokom <sayokom at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > hulls (not the hard shell, but the outer leafy bit) with gloves on.
> > hulls are used as a source of dye for hair and cloth, so wear clothes
> > you don't mind getting very stained, unless they come pre-hulled.
> > Judith / no SCA name yet
> > Master Albrecht Waldfurster's Egg
> > Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)
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