Posted on November 9, 2011 by Sheryl
16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, November 9, 1911: Nothing to write.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
A few weeks ago Grandma mentioned hulling walnuts. At that time I gathered some black walnuts and hulled them. I then spread them out to dry. My husband I have now cracked some of them and taken the nut meats out.
We put them into a vice to crack them–and had problems with the walnuts flying all over the garage.
We then covered the walnuts with a piece of cloth before cracking. This worked really well at containing everything. Once the shell was cracked it was easy to get the nuts out.
The walnuts tasted great–just like I’d remembered from my childhood. The flavor is more intense than grocery store walnuts–but it is really good.
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