My father has been visiting almost weekly for the past month to help an old friend transition from independent living to assisted living. He lives about three hours away in a more rural part of Ohio. He and other family members have decent sized gardens and so I have been lucky enough to get weekly deliveries of extra produce. This week I got walnuts! I have never had walnuts from some one's own walnut tree so I am excited to see if there is any difference. And let's face it nuts can get pricey, these walnuts were free, and we use them in salads, breads, pastas, pastries and more. I have lots of cracking to do.