Fantastic ways to use foraged walnuts 1


Freshly harvested walnuts.

Freshly harvested walnuts.

Walnuts are some of the best nuts for foraging and there are all sorts of fantastic ways to use them.

Last week, I wrote about how to shell your dried walnuts and harvest the meats. Now it’s time to put them to good use! You can eat them raw or grind them and use them as salad toppings, but the flavor can be too strong for some people. Because of the oils in the meats, if they are not prepared or stored properly they will go rancid.With that said, here’s a list of ways to preserve the meats or use them in ways you probably never imagined.

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Preserving them:

* Toasting – this gives them a wonderful flavor and dries them out, preserving them indefinitely.
www.WikiHow.com
localfoods.about.com

* Freezing – an easy way to preserve them.
homecooking.about.com
premeditatedleftovers.com
extension.oregonstate.edu (pdf file)

* Soaking and Dehydrating – this adds salt and removes the oils.
thenourishingcook.com
www.mommypotamus.com

* Dry Canning – using either a hot water bath or a pressure canner.
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www.pickyourown.com

Processing them:

* Walnut Milk
thetastyalternative.com
www.walnuts.org

* Walnut Flour or Meal
nouveauraw.com
www.livingpaleo.com

* Walnut Butter
www.walnuts.org
www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com

Cooking with them:

* Walnut Pesto
www.thetastyalternative.com (archived)
www.vitamix.com
www.healthyfoodforliving.com

* Candied Walnuts
www.simplyrecipes.com (white sugar)
www.brighteyedbaker.com (brown sugar)

* Walnut Spreads
www.foodnetwork.com (walnut-pepper spread)
www.food.com (honey-walnut-cream cheese spread)

* Tamari Walnuts
www.eatingwell.com
comowater.com (spicy tamari-glazed)

Be sure to also check out Oldwayspt.org’s 12 great ways to use walnuts (PDF) and the California Walnuts website!

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This article originally appeared at Examiner.com


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