There is Truffle & there are Truffles!
October Looms & this year with such wet, humid hot summers my favourite month for two of the best food items in my world, have come early. The wet walnut scatters on the ground for ten days if we are lucky, before being hijacked by squirrels, or indeed whipped onto supermarket shelves at inflated prices, knowingly paid by people like me who wait 11 months of the year to indulge. If you have never tasted a wet walnut, you need to experience its subtle haunting flavour, but
The world has gone Nuts! Wet Walnuts
Its that time of year, but this year with all the rain, nuts are abundant. Their full flavours, & there to add texture to your dishes, make just downright amazing ingredients for so many things. I feel for those that are allergic because this time of year supplies flavours lost when nuts not fresh from the tree are dried, and their flavours leave you wanting and setting reminders for next year. Nuts are confusing. They are classed as a fruit, have an inedible hard shell a