Fall is walnut season, and we have a couple of trees that were planted by the house, long before we ever lived there. We put the twins to work gathering walnuts. They picked up hundreds!
Paul's parents passed along a walnut cracker that was missing a piece. They picked it up at a yard sale for cheap. Paul was able to weld the missing piece, and built a cute little box to mount it in, with sides to keep the walnuts from flying around.
Walnuts are the superhero of nuts. Ours are organic and raw, which have added health benefits. Walnuts have been shown to have health benefits on brain health, cancer, reproductive health and diabetes.
I made candied walnuts for the first time and they are delicious plain or on oatmeal. We have a lot more to go on the walnuts, but we're cracking them, one shell at a time.
Readers, do you have a favorite way to eat walnuts?