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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An unusual heat-resistant mat

Walnut shells, they are resistant and woody, what could you do with this material that we would normally throw away? Got it: a nice heat-resistant mat!


Walnut shells for plants

Often, after a nice dinner with friends, we find ourselves snacking with walnuts, and at the end of the evening there is a nice pile of shells that are normally thrown away.


Pizza with walnuts, pears and gorgonzola fondue

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 50 min

Leavening: 24 hours

Portions: 4 people

This pizza is very reminiscent of the 80s, due to the particular combination of its ingredients, between the sweet of the pears and the savoury of the other components.


A mini walnut tree

Sometimes there isn’t enough room to have a proper Xmas tree…but don’t worry! We have a simple, but original suggestion to create a mini tree using walnuts!


Walnuts and saints

The symbolism of the walnut has always figured in many spheres, from folk lore, to mythology and rituals linked to specific occurrences.

We have discovered that even in the Christian religion, the walnut was associated with specific meanings


Savoury cheesecake with Gorgonzola and walnuts

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 1 hour

Cooling: 2 hours

Servings: 16 people

This savoury cheesecake is an eye-catching, delicate and extremely tasty dish.


Vampires and owls

The arrival of autumn heralds the beginning of the walnut period! Here is a suggestion for creating cute figures for children made from walnuts.


The “power” of three-lobed walnuts

Have you ever found a three-lobed walnut? It is said that there is one in 150.000!

Usually, in popular beliefs, finding something rare means having lots of luck.


Walnuts as nutraceutical food

Not all foods are the same: some contain substances which, in addition to providing nutrition, can have beneficial effects on the health.

The experts call them “nutraceutical foods”: something between food and pharmaceuticals.


Wind chimes: the sound of walnuts

How relaxing it is to be in the open air listening to wind chimes

If you want to make one to hang on your terrace or in your garden, you just need to follow a few simple steps.


The hazelnut tree in folk lore

Just like other trees, the hazelnut also has a special significance in folk lore.


Beetroot, goat’s cheese and walnuts

Difficulty: low
Preparation: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 people

This colourful dish is easy to prepare, but highly original and appetising.


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!


A frame decorated with walnuts

How many times do we have to get a gift for someone, but we are short of ideas?

With a pinch of imagination and a bit of manual skill, you can easily create a custom frame using simple walnut shells.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.