Tuesday, 24 June 2008
St John the Baptist's Day
Today is the feast day of St John the Baptist. Which means it is time to harvest your green walnuts for making liqueurs and candied walnuts. I jumped the gun yesterday and brought some in while my husband was BBQing sausages for dinner, but today I will be collecting more. This post on the walnut liqueur is inspiring, and I will certainly follow one of Judy's methods. I find this Dutch recipe for candied green walnuts (you need to scroll down a bit) fascinating, because it shows that the Dutch agree with the Italians on the right day for your harvesting, but also I swear it is talking about a sweetmeat that Elizabeth David writes about in Italian Food. I must dig out that reference and cross-check.