Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Going nuts about hazel
If you haven't yet got in your hazel crop it is probably too late. The squirrels would have beaten you to it. Hazel nuts are one of our wonder foods. They are high in vitamins and essential oils. But what really interests us in the protein. They are stuffed full of it. And as we aim to become self-sufficient, having a good supply of protein in the face of reduced meat consumption is really important.
Over the past month I've been out picking hazel five times in local woodland. Most will be used in nut loaves. We have stored them in a hessian sack in our garage. Nice and cool and dark there.