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Gone A-Nutting (Black Walnuts)

The holidays are here–hooray!  But arriving with the holidays was a new eating-local concern.  Would I be caught between the equally poor options of giving in… or thwarting tradition?  After all, Thanksgiving was the time Barbara Kingsolver broke down and decided cranberries must be served, local or not.

black walnut processing tips and discussion
My oldest, hunting black walnuts

Of course Wisconsin cranberries are a snap (including organic)! I had already made homemade cranberry juice, sweetened with local honey.

But now another missing local food began to make its presence felt. What would I do without nuts? Continue Reading