Nuts are healthy, delicious, and a basic ingredient for an endless variety of recipes, from appetizers to sweets, for all tastes. We present here a rich collection of them along with many curiosities related to the numerous properties enclosed in this precious fruit of nature.

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The nutcracker: history and cooking

Even though it is a commonly-found object in all kitchens, the nutcracker has a long history behind it, which began around 8000 BC, when nomadic populations still lived on the European continent.

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The benefits of regular walnut consumption

A recent study shows that walnut consumption can reduce age-related diseases and lead to better health during aging.

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The woodpecker

A couple of walnuts are enough to create together with your kids a sound toy: the woodpecker!

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A wish full of… walnuts!

Nowadays, people at weddings throw rice at the newlyweds, but in ancient Rome they threw walnuts!

This custom has very ancient origins, but it has kept its meaning over the centuries.

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Chicken in yogurt with walnuts and turmeric

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 10 minutes + 2 hours of rest

Cooking: 20 minutes

Dose for: 3 people

 

A second course that is appetizing and easy to prepare. The secret? Marinating in the refrigerator. »

Exfoliating soap bars with walnut shells

Do you love DIY cosmetic products?

Making exfoliating soap bars with walnut shells is very easy and takes less time than you would imagine!

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Walnut leaves in herbalist shops

The walnut is a precious plant, of which virtually all the parts can be used.

In addition to its delicious nuts and its wood, which is used to make fine furniture, walnut leaves are also precious elements »

Dried fruit in the diet of sports enthusiasts

A lot is said about dried fruit, how it is good for you, what properties it possess and its importance in the diet.

Different foods are normally called “dried fruit”, however, which belong to two distinct categories »

Fresheners for drawers and wardrobes

Are you tired of perfumed sachets for drawers which often have a strong, pungent perfume?

Would you like to try your hand at making some attractive items which can be used to freshen your wardrobe?

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How to remove the skin from walnut kernels

Not all walnuts are the same. Depending on the variety, they can have a sweeter or more tangy, even bitter taste. »

Creamy polenta with walnuts and ricotta

Difficulty: low
Preparation: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for: 4 people

 

A simple, yet very tasty recipe, perfect for warming up even the coldest winter days!

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Christmas wreath with walnuts

When Christmas approaches, the desire arises to make something original by hand which you can use to decorate your home or table during the festive period. »

Walnut shells as fuel

We are becoming increasingly aware of the environment in our daily decisions, in what we buy, how we use and dispose of it. »

Walnuts: a hunger-fighting snack

Who among us has never experienced unexpected hunger pangs right in the middle of work or at the most inappropriate times?

A handful of walnuts may prove to be just what you need in situations like these!

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Sleeping mice

What’s the betting that with this idea your kids will start liking nuts?

Set aside lots of walnuts and hazelnuts…and let’s make sleeping mice! »

The legend of the Benevento walnut

Long ago, it was said that on the night of San Giovanni, witches flew in the sky by the thousands, on their way to the great Sabbath held at the walnut tree in Benevento

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Fish fillets with speck and walnuts

Difficulty: low

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Preparation: 10 minutes

Ingredients for: 2 people

 

A tasty main fish course that is easy to prepare, pan-ready in just a few minutes»

Carnivorous plants with walnut shells

Walnut shells can easily be transformed in a thousand different ways, creating original and imaginative objects.

If your favourite hobby is DIY and you like to build many little things to decorate your home, this project is right for you! »

Walnut, Bach’s floral remedy

Bach flowers – or Bach flower remedies – are a form of alternative medicine conceived by British doctor Edward Bach (1886 – 1936).

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Walnuts in yoga

Did you know that walnuts are among the foods with higher ‘vibrational’ qualities?

To clarify, let’s start from the beginning and find out more about Yoga together. »