The 22nd of October is Nut Day. It’s a day to celebrate nuts, and the people who grow and pick them for us.
Nut oils are oils that are pressed from nuts. They have a low smoke point, so they are generally not something you’d pour into a skillet to fry up onions in. And even if that didn’t deter you, the price and taste would. They are generally too expensive, and too strong-tasting, to use in any…
The 31st of October is Nutcrack Night. You would place two nuts side by side in the fire to tell the fate of lovers.
Nutting Day is the 14th of September. For centuries it was traditionally a day in England for groups of people to go out into the woods for organized, festive group harvesting of autumn nuts.
Osgood Pie Recipe
This recipe used to be an American favourite at Thanksgiving.
Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms
This is a bit fiddly, but you can make it a day ahead.
Pork Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
This is a monumental recipe, both in the quantity of cookies it makes, and in the breathtaking fashion with which it calls for sugar, lard, and meat, of all things.
Potato Chip Cookies Recipe
With a name like this, who is going to be able to resist trying them?
Queen Elizabeth Cake Recipe
Dead easy! Some people say to make this cake a day or two in advance before serving.
Sage and Walnut Ravioli
The taste of sage and walnut together in a pasta sauce is rich and satisfying.
Squash and Bean Curry
A gorgeous and really healthy curry.
Squash, Spinach and Prune Roll Recipe
This is a bit of futzing, but as most of these kinds of recipes are for meat, it was worth including this meatless one. The prunes are actually gorgeous in it, particularly with the squash.
St Philibert’s Day
The 20th of August is St Philbert’s Day. It marks the start of the hazelnut harvest in England. It used to also be the time for very bawdy nutting festivities.
Steamed Apple Pudding Cake Recipe
If you haven’t made a steamed pudding before, we have simple guidelines!
Sweet Potato and Cranberry Nutbread Recipe
Good to have on hand for guests. Keep it wrapped in tin foil or plastic wrap.
Walnut and Blue Cheese Penne
A rich, gutsy pasta dish.
Walnut and Carrot Salad
A gorgeous looking and gorgeous tasting salad. Allow your guests to dress it themselves with the salad dressing served separately.
Walnut Pie Recipe
You’ll never find a simpler pie to make — or a harder one to keep people’s hands off of until dinner time.