Nocino is an Italian liqueur made from walnuts in their unripe green state. Initially highly tannic and bitter, the concoction mellows into a rich, complex brew, ready to drink by Christmas. The time to start is now.
Nothing says spring like a fresh snap pea; all green and crunchy, fresh as a new season. When the pea pods produce more than can be eaten fresh off the vine, it’s time for a salt brine. Fermenting these sweet green peas only heightens their crunch.