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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Oh yes.
    These were good, but sadly since his death they obviously are no longer available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    These were good, but sadly since his death they obviously are no longer available.
    They do loverly pickled walnuts. Never managed to pickle 'em myself. If the squirrels hadn't eaten them, I ended up with an unappitising wrinkled black mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    They do loverly pickled walnuts. Never managed to pickle 'em myself. If the squirrels hadn't eaten them, I ended up with an unappitising wrinkled black mess.
    There was clearly no end to the great Norman's talents: film reviewer, pickler... I can imagine him sitting at home, topping and tailing the onions with a clapperboard. I had a pickled walnut in the late '70s and have never recovered from the experience. Are you supposed to eat the crunchy/slimy shell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    There was clearly no end to the great Norman's talents: film reviewer, pickler... I can imagine him sitting at home, topping and tailing the onions with a clapperboard. I had a pickled walnut in the late '70s and have never recovered from the experience. Are you supposed to eat the crunchy/slimy shell?
    Pickled too latence the shell starts to form inside the green outer covering it becomes inedible. I think early July is the right time, but I should think it is a matter of trial and error, and beating the squirrels to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Pickled too late: once the shell starts to form inside the green outer covering it becomes inedible.
    Well, that's something I learnt today! I remember my grandparents having a jar of pickled walnuts, and I think they've been my definition of "inedible" ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Well, that's something I learnt today! I remember my grandparents having a jar of pickled walnuts, and I think they've been my definition of "inedible" ever since.
    Yes. I eat/try just about anything but never again for tripe and the pickled walnut. The one I tried was from a jar, but squirrels are known for their resourcefulness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Once the shell starts to form inside the green outer covering...
    Sounds like a quote from the film Alien.

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    Some more good news.

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    Default Beer prices to rise again.

    James Fawcett, CEO of renowned Castleford maltsters Thomas Fawcett and Sons Ltd, had this to say:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...zlUuBjU7-eBo6o


    The fun never ends. Oh, joy.
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    Aren't we all so wet now? Some woman was blathering on about how Beatrix Potter's books were terribly damaging in last week's Sunday papers.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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