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    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 13th Oct 18, 9:33 PM
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    Rock me with your walnut ideas (Xmas prezzies)
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:33 PM
    Rock me with your walnut ideas (Xmas prezzies) 13th Oct 18 at 9:33 PM
    We have a walnut tree in our garden. Last year was out first year here and we collected a few and they were yum but this year we have been more vigilant and have collected loads. Am drying them out at the moment but would love to do something with them to make them in to Xmas presents so am looking for ideas....
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    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 13th Oct 18, 10:13 PM
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    I used to take half-walnut shells, dip them in gold or silver paint, and glue on little sparkly things - sequins, tiny pom-poms, beads - to make Christmas decorations. But you're probably more after ideas like walnut toffee? Which is just ordinary toffee with chopped walnuts mixed in. Alternatively you could dip half-kernels in dark chocolate? There's also walnut liqueur, but I think that's generally made with unripe walnuts.
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    • By VfM4meplse 13th Oct 18, 11:01 PM
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    Walnut pesto? Walnut butter? (Although I'm not convinced that blitzing walnuts is helpful if you want a product with a long shelf-life).
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    • By bouicca21 13th Oct 18, 11:44 PM
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    Pickled walnuts?
    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 14th Oct 18, 8:16 AM
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    I used to take half-walnut shells, dip them in gold or silver paint, and glue on little sparkly things - sequins, tiny pom-poms, beads - to make Christmas decorations. But you're probably more after ideas like walnut toffee? Which is just ordinary toffee with chopped walnuts mixed in. Alternatively you could dip half-kernels in dark chocolate? There's also walnut liqueur, but I think that's generally made with unripe walnuts.
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    I like the decoration idea, my daughter would love doing that.

    Walnut pesto? Walnut butter? (Although I'm not convinced that blitzing walnuts is helpful if you want a product with a long shelf-life).
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Yeh I want it to be able to last past Jan

    Pickled walnuts?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I believe you need unripe ones for pickled walnuts
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    • By -taff 14th Oct 18, 8:30 AM
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    dates stuffed with walnuts
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 14th Oct 18, 9:33 AM
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    Candied or caramelised walnuts? There's also an American thing called 'Wet Walnuts', which is toasted walnuts in syrup which is lovely on ice cream or porridge. Martha Stewart's is the first recipe I found but I'm sure there are others.
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