a basket of hazelnuts that i gathered from the forest

That’s right, you are not too late. There is still time. Do you see what the squirrels are doing? As Ann Peebles would say, “…they’ve been there before…” Squirrels know.

Grab a friend, get out there and gather some nuts. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s healthy and satisfying. Do it today. With a bit of effort, you can have your own supply of nuts for a year to come.

It will not take you long to gather a basket full of free protein. You will have fresh ingredients for your new recipes.

Keith’s basket of walnuts waiting for the next recipe

Ligurian walnut sauce has a taste that you won’t forget

Some of you know that I am a big fan of Ligurian Walnut Sauce. It’s a very old recipe. If you gather both walnuts and hazelnuts, you could try making the sauce with a mixture of the two and see how that tastes.

The hazelnuts will give the recipe a bit more sweetness than you would get from using only walnuts which are generally more bitter than hazelnuts.

This walnut sauce is traditionally used with pansotti, a ravioli stuffed with cheese and wild herbs or corzetti, or possibly trofie pastas. Make the extra effort to try to find these special kinds of pasta. You will not be disappointed. “I gar-on-tee” to quote Cajun chef, Justin Wilson.



Walnuts and Hazelnuts: 10 million Squirrels Can’t Be Wrong