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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Mushrooms with walnut shells
This is a really easy activity that can also be done with children, either at home or at school… mums, teachers, are you listening?
Here are the instructions to create a jar of mushrooms made with walnut shells.
Walnuts and Signatura Rerorum
When modern pharmacology did not yet exist, ancient doctors used plants and their extracts to cure or keep the body healthy, using the Doctrine of Signatures, also known as ‘Signatura Rerorum’.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Servings for: 12 pancakes
Here is a delicious alternative to the typical American breakfast: walnut pancakes. »
Bird feeders with walnut shells
Especially during the coldest months, birds often struggle to find food.
Using walnut shells and other small items, we can build small feeders to offer food to wild birds.
The walnut tree in peasant culture
In rural areas, the walnut tree has always had a very special meaning and charm. Due to its majestic size and great longevity, it can be considered the king of fruit trees.
Consuming walnuts for better sleep
Eating walnuts before bed? Yes!
One study showed that eating walnuts would increase levels of melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.
The Easter tree
Yes, you read that right… there is also an Easter tree!
Traditional Easter decoration from northern Europe, it is usually composed of twigs adorned with colourful spring symbols, »
Fra Galdino and the miracle of the walnuts
In Alessandro Manzoni’s most famous work, The Betrothed, much of the third chapter is dedicated to the walnut tree and the famous ‘Miracle of the walnuts’ told by Fra Galdino.
Baked pears with gorgonzola and walnuts
Preparation: 35 minutes
Dose for: 4 people
Salted baked pears are a delicious, very tasty vegetarian appetizer with a particular flavour. »
The advent calendar
Let’s prepare a very original advent calendar for next Christmas!
Don’t worry, it’s really easy and affordable!
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.
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.
A couple of walnuts are enough to create together with your kids a sound toy: the woodpecker!
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.
Chicken in yogurt with walnuts and turmeric
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!
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?