My Grandmother Denoo grew walnuts; and it was one of the chores cousins shared, to gather them, & shell them. I am not sure what she did with them to keep them fresh. We alway had walnuts through the winter months.
I could not post in Godless in the Garden, so here is attempt #2.
Joan thanks for the info!
We had black walnuts wherevI grew up. My dad stored them outside in a wire basket. He broke them with a hammer so we could pick out the meats. They tasted so good!
I think it's been 40 years since I've eaten black walnuts. I've heard them mentioned a number of times in the last few months, and your post was the last straw. I just have to have some, so I ordered 5 pounds of shelled meat for $46 from Amazon.
Thanks Joan. A copy of that article went in my food folder.