by Kat Robinson
It's that time of the year, when the trees give up their nutty fruit and hulls crunch underfoot. With us, we miss out on the meaty goodness of pecans; the squirrels having long exhausted their supply of ammunition aimed at our dog. But we know somewhere we'll find a roadside vendor who happens to have a bushel or bag full of cylindrical brown spheres ready for the nutcracker.
Nao over at GreenAR By The Day has a great post up on how to preserve your pecans. The steps are easy. I'd add that pecan shelling is an exercise best done on a back deck next to an outdoor furnace, preferably with a canine companion who doesn't mind a little bit of shell in the bits he might get.
UPDATE: Reader slydog's gifted us with four great spiced nut recipes. Yum.