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 walnut tree in Greek mythology
The walnut tree is linked to numerous legends of northern, Greek, and Roman mythology.
Since in Greece they thought it was a gift from the Persian kings, the ancient Greeks called it ‘Karya Basilica’ or royal walnut, and considered it a prophetic tree.
Walnuts in the portfolio diet
A recent study from the University of Toronto has shown that the consumption of walnuts in the portfolio diet is a useful factor in lowering cholesterol levels and protecting our cardiovascular system.
Decorate Christmas with walnuts
Do you want to upgrade your Christmas tree but the usual items in the shops don’t really do it?
With a bit of patience and creativity, we have an idea for original, eye-catching decorations with walnuts! »
Walnuts in fairy tales
The walnut tree and its fruit have always occupied a position of note in the popular legends and fairy tales of great writers. »
Walnuts in the food pyramid
The Mediterranean diet, known worldwide as a particularly varied and healthy diet model, became famous throughout the world in the 1990s, thanks to the food pyramid. »
A unique pen holder
Walnut shells can come in handy even when decorating the simplest of objects.
If you have some walnuts at home, you can try your hand at making an original-looking pen holder. »
Dream of walnuts
Have you ever dreamt of walnuts?
Yes, maybe it is a little unusual but if it should happen, you should know that your dream symbolises the possible discovery of something that satisfies and makes you feel good.
Gelato alle noci
Preparazione: 45 min + 10 ore di raffreddamento
Dosi per: 8 persone
Il gelato alle noci è ideale per una fresca merenda estiva o come base per un semifreddo »
Here’s an idea for summer: transform walnuts into small, colourful floating fish!
You can make them easily with small children, using inexpensive materials that are available from any stationery or DIY store.
Born under the sign of the walnut
What is your sign?
If you were born between 21 and 30 April or between 24 October and 2 November, according to the Celtic horoscope, you were born under the sign of the Walnut!
Crunch diet and nuts
With the arrival of spring, lots of us start to think about getting back into shape before trying on the swimming costume…
One possible new ally in the fight to lose weight might be the so-called “crunch effect”, or listening to the sound of your chewing.
A miniature garden
Do you have a passion for botany and gardening but not enough space for your hobby?
Creating a miniature garden using walnut shells is very simple »
In China walnuts are…collectible!
The walnut is an extremely ancient fruit, eaten and used for various purposes not only in our country, but also in the Far East.
Reading various articles, we have discovered that walnuts, arriving in China in around 200 BC, have entered people’s lives in truly bizarre ways.
Canape of oven-baked brie with walnut
Cooking time: 10 min
Preparation time: 10 min
Serves: 4 people
Are you looking for an easy starter? Do you want an idea for a quick appetizer? This oven-baked brie and walnut canape with dried figs, cranberries and honey is just the recipe you’re looking for! »
From walnut to baby mouse: a fun transformation
Do you want an idea for a fun activity to do with your kids?
Don’t throw away walnut shells: they can easily be transformed into cute little animals!
For example, if you’ve managed to open a walnut perfectly in half, you can create cute baby mice! »
The “Time of walnuts”
Tablets, smartphones, and expensive electronic games for children?!
In the end, everyone knows: kids have fun with simple things! A bit of water, sand, grass, and they turn into small cooks or great sorcerers!
At the time of the Romans, the true stars of many childhood games were walnuts, which were used as alternatives to marbles. »
Walnut flour: fragrant and healthy
Are you looking for a gluten-free alternative to common wheat flour?
Do you want to surprise friends and family with a custom version of your favourite recipe?
Walnut flour, with its intense aroma and its particular consistency, can be used for several preparations, especially sweets, but not just those. »
A tribute to traditions: Padre Pio’s cake
Are you lovers of heritage handed down from generation to generation?
Do you want to try your hand in the kitchen and make a cake the old-fashioned way?
Padre Pio’s Cake is a traditional dessert whose recipe has been passed on for many generations, and its preparation turns into a moment of sharing among different families. »
An original place card: the farmer
Here’s a little trick to introduce kids to dried fruit consumption: let’s use walnuts to create fun place cards.
Today we’ll make the farmer. »