Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Plain or spiced, Black Walnut Nocino (Liqueur de Noix in French) is more bittersweet & tannic than the standard walnut version. It’s kinda like a punch by a nice old Frenchman – sweet & appealingly foreign at first, then wham! Right in the kisser.
Tips and tricks for harvesting and cracking black walnuts, plus links to ways to use them.
Did you know that many backyard trees such as hickory, box elder, birch, and black walnut can be tapped to make syrup? We walk through the process of making an incredible black walnut syrup.
How to recognize black walnuts in the wild, and an easy and quick technique for cleaning them without staining your hands.
Another recipe for Italian style Nocino, but this time made with wild foraged black walnuts, spicebush berries, and sweet cicely roots.
What we have and have not been finding in our corner of southeastern New England for wild foods.