Why is it I only find English walnuts at my local grocery,
and not the Black walnuts that grow wild around here?
Black walnuts have a distinct flavor.
I have found Black Walnut flavoring which is wonderful in a milkshake.
This could have very well been a "Monday Memory,"
because I remember as a child my Dad gathering these nuts,
and laying them in a puddle hole where the daily milk truck
that came to pick up our milk
would run over the walnuts.
I also remember my daughter being worried about having to send
my young entrepreneur grandson
to school with black stained hands where he had removed the
hulls of a bunch of walnut nuts he wanted to sell.
This black stains does stay for a long time on your hands.
She said he looked like someone that hadn't washed his hands for days.
These are certainly nuts that are hard to crack
unlike the thin shelled English Walnuts.
Maybe that's the reason, they can't be bought at a store.
Another thought I have about these walnuts,
on a windy fall day, driving down the highway at 55mph,
I fear one falling off a tree and hitting my windshield!
"THINK about it."