Went to a nearby farmers market yesterday and found a treasure: just picked walnuts in the shell. The vendor had a grinder that cracked the nuts as they poured into the bag, making it a matter of only a 5 minute treasure hunt to sort out the nutmeats when I got home.
Clever! I grew up with walnut trees and the flavor is so much better than store bought and always reminds me of childhood.
Walnuts are a delicious way to get proteins, good fats, vitamins and minerals and enjoy the bounty of fall on a salad or with a crisp fall apple or pear.