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23 Oct 2014, 10:38 am

Peanuts are really a legume.


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23 Oct 2014, 11:39 am

It's hard to pin it down to one.
Cashews, pistachios, and pecans are my favorites but I end up eating more peanuts than anything since they are cheaper.


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23 Oct 2014, 2:04 pm

I like most, if not all, nuts but I am partial to cashew.



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23 Oct 2014, 2:29 pm

Macadamias, especially when lightly toasted. Does coconut count as a nut?


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23 Oct 2014, 3:46 pm

Cashew, pistachio, and hazelnut.


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23 Oct 2014, 3:59 pm

Sedentarian wrote:
Cashew, pistachio, and hazelnut.

Hazelnuts are quite good, too. When I was a kid, we had a hazelnut tree in our yard.


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23 Oct 2014, 10:18 pm

Hazelnut, almond, pine nuts from the U.S. Raptor what was the Hazelnut tree like, if you remember?



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23 Oct 2014, 10:57 pm

We have wild Hazel nuts here.They don't really make a tree but a thicket.The nuts are the same,only smaller.
Right now I have buckets of Black Walnuts,it got loud with them hitting the tin roof.


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23 Oct 2014, 11:09 pm

Misslizard if you use them, how do you get those black walnut shells opened up?



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24 Oct 2014, 8:09 am

They are hard to crack,that's for sure.There is a special cracker made for them,it acts more like a vise.The older couple up the road had their's mounted on a small log,then they would spread out a sheet on the floor and sit and crack them and watch tv.A hammer just tends to smash them.
http://www.redhillgeneralstore.com/hous ... racker.htm


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24 Oct 2014, 11:50 am

I know black walnuts are used in ice cream. But can you pop in your mouth like regular walnuts?



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24 Oct 2014, 11:56 am

^ I can only use them in small amounts in cooking or baking because I'm allergic to them.
Followed the link: thanks Misslizard. That's a nice gadget. My use of a hammer on them was not successful as it resulted in tiny bits.



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24 Oct 2014, 12:06 pm

alpineglow wrote:
Hazelnut, almond, pine nuts from the U.S. Raptor what was the Hazelnut tree like, if you remember?


My bad.
It was actually a hickory nut tree, not hazelnut.


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24 Oct 2014, 12:13 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
I know black walnuts are used in ice cream. But can you pop in your mouth like regular walnuts?


Yes, but they taste different than the store bought kind.


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24 Oct 2014, 1:28 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
I know black walnuts are used in ice cream. But can you pop in your mouth like regular walnuts?

Yes,they are really tasty,at least to me.Really good in pumpkin bread,cookies or a pie.Hickory nuts are also great,but there is a variety called a pignut that's is nasty tasting.Really bitter.

Glad I could help with the nutcracker info alpineglow.Its best to only use the large chunks,if you pick up smaller bits and get a peice of shell it can be painful to bite into.

I wish I had a pine tree that produced pine nuts,I love them but they are expensive.


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24 Oct 2014, 3:33 pm

Almonds