Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's nuts

I have now spent about 5 hours trying to press oil from the walnuts, with little success :-(... Walnut oil is "prized for it's light clarity"... not mine... it's pasty goop. The way it looks is one thing... but the taste is also disappointing. Maybe my pallet is too undeveloped (I did smoke for 25 years) but, to me, the flavor is too subtle, read lacking. This is meant to be a 'finishing' oil, good in salad dressings or drizzled over your cooked fish... I think the sunflower oil is far superior... at least in as much as it's much tastier. The sunflower oil is also a good cooking oil, which neither walnut nor olive oil are.  So it goes... I have probably used about 2/3 of the nuts I picked... now I have to decide what to do with the rest.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andy
    Sorry to hear about the Walnut Oil; maybe that's why it's so expensive to buy: it's always been considered a delicacy - if you could afford it. I'm interested by your preference for Sunflower; we so much prefer Olive Oil and buy 3-litre cans of excellent Greek from a direct Importer, which makes it reasonable for all uses. Love to all - M (pp G'nM London)