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
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
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
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.»