Halloween and Hazelnuts

Jodi and I won’t be in the same part of the country on Halloween, so we carved some pumpkins early. Here’s her Pumpkitty and my Scariest Pumpkin Ever!

Also, Jodi and I bought some hazelnuts from the farmer’s market yesterday. How is it possible that I lived 38 years without discovering how yummy hazelnuts are???

5 thoughts on “Halloween and Hazelnuts

  1. They’re really more of a European thing. I’ve been exposed since I live in US hazelnut central (though we often call them filberts in Oregon), loved them since I was a kid. For whatever reason, the US loves the peanut so much more. Though I do happen to agree that peanut butter is gooooood.

    Tried roasted chestnuts? I can’t eat a bunch of them, but they sure are nummy.

    • I’m not a big fan of eating plain nuts. Jodi’s on a weird diet because of her competition, and we were at the market and decided to try the vendor’s hazelnuts because Jodi can eat nuts. They’re remarkably sweet.

      Hazelnuts in the US are mostly grown in WA and OR, so I’m still not sure why I never discovered them in the 5 years I lived here previously (other than, “I don’t go out of my way to eat plain nuts”).

      Good thing I found them, though. :)

  2. I love filberts! Chocolate-covered are very good.

    And as long as we’re on the topic of nuts, a Halloween tradition over here is to save the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkins we carve, spread them on a single layer and let them dry, and then bake them with melted butter and Worcester sauce, ala check mix. Very good, and a family tradition!

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