Black Walnuts, Love and Hate Relationship

@andriaperry (43709)
United States
September 22, 2017 6:01pm CST
I am a huge fan of nuts (some even follow me around) always have been and about 25 years ago this friend came by and offered me some black walnuts and I said sure, he dumped them in the yard and when I seen the black mushy mess I was not thrilled but thanks him anyways. I learned really fast to wear plastic throw away dish gloves when handling them, beat them with a hammer and took 9 thousand years to pick out enough to make cookies.But they are SO good. I even had a few take root and I still battle this trees today, I chop them down and they come back. Yesterday my new friend offered Tony black walnuts and he accepted, she is 85 and he will have to pick them up (like that is gonna happen) While I like black walnuts I am more into English walnuts, pecans and almonds. With pecans being my all time favorite, I do not mind picking up the pecans nor do I mind cracking them. I think I will stick with my pecan friend and just visit the black walnut friend. At this moment I am being very bad, I am eating Tony`s black walnut ice cream How about you? Are you as nutty as I am?
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• United States
22 Sep
Pecans I love..Walnuts I do not.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
22 Sep
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don`t
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• United States
22 Sep
@andriaperry I do all the time
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
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@sallypup (25861)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Sep
Nuts are great quick protein; perfect for sprinkling over pasta or rice. I wish I lived near places that grew pecans.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
22 Sep
Georgia, I have never seen so many pecan tree farms in my life.
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@sallypup (25861)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Sep
@andriaperry Pecans are so tasty. I'm sure they are one of the perks for living in the South.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
@sallypup I thank God for them!
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@Ithink (10339)
• United States
23 Sep
I wish I could find a tree around here with nuts! My daughter and I both love them. Pecan is my favorite also! I'm having my Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Ice Cream was on sale and I told hubby I wanted 1, he got me 3 Butter Pecan. I'm gonna get a big butt!
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
I cannot eat it often, it runs up my blood sugar.
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@Ithink (10339)
• United States
24 Sep
@andriaperry I dont have that problem, I do get a tummy ache like now! But it is here and keeps calling my name and saying I taste soooo good!
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
24 Sep
@Ithink I envy you, that used to be my favorite.
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@LadyDuck (141927)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
I love many different nuts, we have walnuts trees in the woods around home, they are English walnuts, very good to eat.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
I am going to buy a few tree`s, maybe they will make nuts when I am old, so they will be free.
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@LadyDuck (141927)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
@andriaperry They are beautiful big trees, people here make a liquor with the walnuts when they are still young inside their green cocoon.
@jobelbojel (6536)
• Philippines
23 Sep
I love nuts. I like the local peanuts here but would want to buy more of the almonds. I like it on ice cream.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
Oh yeah, they are awesome on ice cream!
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• Philippines
23 Sep
@andriaperry That is why I love it.
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@hostessman (8528)
• Tucson, Arizona
23 Sep
we had a black walnut tree in our back yard when i was a kid,,, they were good but made such a mess when you had to get them out
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
Black hands and hammers.
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@Srbageldog (7682)
• United States
23 Sep
I haven't had black walnuts in quite a long time. My grandparents used to have walnut orchards when I was a kid and we were always getting walnuts from them. I forgot how messy those black walnuts are to deal with. We also had some neighbors who would hand those out to trick or treaters on Halloween...nobody liked getting black walnuts in their Halloween bucket. My friend Wendy's mom tried to pay us once in black walnuts when we were trying to earn money for a pizza party and we had to tell her cash only...Little Caesar's Pizza doesn't accept payment in walnuts, so neither did we.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
OMG! terrible Halloween trick. No way would I work for Black walnuts, that is just funny.
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@Juliaacv (27921)
• Canada
23 Sep
I love all things nutty too! Just not the mess involved with smashing them.
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@sharon6345 (115554)
• United States
23 Sep
I love them but not in the mood for them. I wish they were not so expensive. I won't buy them now.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
I bought walnuts pieces for $3.59 a big bag and sliced almonds for $3.29 a big bag at Aldi`s yesterday.
@PatZAnthony (12252)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
23 Sep
We love nuts of all sort and these are included in our menu almost daily. Although we don't grow any nuts on our property, we have plenty of places to find what we need or want. Funny thing about pecans: We have made homemade almond butter and peanut butter and cashew butter. Maybe we will try making pecan butter this year.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
Yum, I bet that would be good. I used to make nut butters but have not in a while. I eat more types of nuts than the few I listed.
@teamfreak16 (39983)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Sep
I've never even heard of them. I'd like to try them. Too bad my girlfriend is allergic.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
Well you can try them in a salad or ice cream.
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@Kandae11 (33650)
22 Sep
I am more of a peanut person.
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
23 Sep
I like peanuts too.
@divalounger (2253)
• United States
22 Sep
Ah we have a black walnut tree that the squirrels love! And we get baby trees every once in a while that I have to chop down--prolific little buggers! But so tasty!
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
22 Sep
Yes they are so good.
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@TRBRocks420 (71179)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Sep
I will pass on them my friend.
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• Japan
22 Sep
My dad was allergic to black walnuts. I discovered when I eat them, I get a rash on my tongue. However, I can eat regular walnuts. Isn't that strange?
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@andriaperry (43709)
• United States
22 Sep
Yes it is. I am glad I am not allergic.