søndag den 5. november 2017

Valnødder -- Walnuts (5. november)

     For første år nogen sinde har vi fået så mange valnødder at vi ikke kunne nå at spise dem friske.De begyndte at mugne, selv om Uglemor vaskede dem, ikke vaskede dem, bredte dem ud på net og alle mulige andre forsøg. Det eneste, vi ikke prøvede, var Atamon. Men så fik Uglemor og Skribenten en lys idé. Måske kunne man putte dem i tørremaskinene sammen med svampene, der næsten var tøre.
     Uglemor puttede en håndfuld nødder i, og lod dem stå i maskinen. Efter en time prøvesmagte Skribenten en nød, der var ikke rigtig sket noget. Han prøvede igen efter 2 og 3 timer og igen lige inden vi gik i seng. Samme nedslående resultat. Men næste morgen var de perfekte. Uglemor fjernede sine tørre svampe og prøve-valnødderne. Resten blev fordelt på to bakker og tørrede i maskinen til samme aften.Atter perfekte valnødder. 12 timer i tørremaskinen er lige det rette. Nu kan de holde til de bliver spist.
Perfekt tørredde valnødder  --  Perfect nuts fresh from the dehydrator
For the very first time the tree in the Owlery had lots of nuts. 3 years ago we had 2 nuts, last year maybe 20. And now suddenly more nuts than we were able to eat fresh. MotherOwl tried washing the nuts, no washing nuts, placing them on nets, on a table, in a bowl ... they all started growing fur. We never tried rinsing with bleach or similar substances. Then one night MotherOwl and the Writer had an idea. We could try drying the nuts in the dehydrator with the mushrooms that were almost dry.
The Writer test ate the nuts after 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours. Nothing had happened. Next morning he had one for breakfast and declared it perfect. MotherOwl took out the mushrooms and the now dry nuts and put in the rest of the nuts. In the evening they were perfectly dry as well. 12 hours in the dehydrator makes for perfect walnuts. Now they won't mould before they're eaten.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    I love how you're always experimenting to find the best way of doing things. Enjoy your walnuts!

    SvarSlet