Saturday, 10 October 2015

Walnut Glut


The Walnut trees here at Le Banquet have never been so laden. Karen and I must have picked up thousands of nuts strewn at the bottom of the car park.

There's always good and bad years and nobody's exactly sure why. Almost certainly the hot June and July was a major factor, but we've had hot June and July's before... There's always little nuances during a seasons weather that brings around a bumper harvest. This year the Summer has favoured figs too!



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  1. What will you do with all those walnuts?

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    1. Give most away probably. the rest, I'll crack open now and again.

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  2. Isn't it difficult to dry the walnuts, so you can keep them over winter? I've heard that they easily rot!

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    1. Some will, there'll be losses but many (too many for us)will be fine at Xmas.

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  3. Lots of walnuts they are!
    I wish I could pick them up. Walnut trees don't do well in our area (Southern Japan).

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    1. Hi Poirot. I didn't know walnuts don't do well over where you are. I don't think I can send any to you....

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  4. Now that's a crop I'm envious of Rob. Walnuts come a close second to Brazil nuts for me. I'm also wondering what you will do with them all. Do tell.

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    1. HiAnna. There's a number of recipes for pasta with walnut sauce which work really well. The rest, I'll hang on to Christmas.

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  5. It's not only the Dordogne that has had a good crop of walnuts and figs! (we're in Norfolk) My husband is looking forward to a raft of coffee and walnut cakes this autumn and if I don't say so myself the fig and vanilla jam is a summer hug!

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  6. That's a great harvest! What a beautiful area you live in!
    Jody

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