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Cob nuts - recipes?? ideas??
Sun 13-Jul-14
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mauramac
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Hi everyone

We are lucky enough to have a large cob nut tree in our garden. Most years the squirrels get to them before we can and also they seem to grow quite high up. However, since a drastic pruning a couple of years back they are now growing much lower down and I think we might be able to gather a few this year.

Trouble is I have a clue what to do with them and having searched the internet I can't say I am very inspired by the recipes found to date.

So naturally I thought of my clever and talented friends on CSH waveand here I am asking for your thoughts or ideas.

The nuts are still green and young at present but can they be used now like this or do we have to wait till they are riper and risk the little grey furry fiends getting them all.

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Sun 13-Jul-14
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Think you will have to let your furry friends have them Maura, cant imagine they would be edible in a green state.

Sun 13-Jul-14
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Ha ha - well they will have to do battle with my 2 terriers for the ones on the ground then dogdog

I did see a reference to using the green ones somewhere but can't find it now - so busy with jam making in full swing I'm not too fussed about them, more curious really. I get the impression they could be more trouble than they are worth.

Hey ho - lucky old squirrels.

Thanks Christine - how are you doing? I made some Jostaberry jam recently (kindly donated to me by a lovely lady with an allotment) and it was delicious. Sold the lot at our local Fete on Saturday. Have you tried them? They are a cross between a gooseberry and a blackcurrant. We took nearly 150 jars of jam, marmalade, jellies and chutney and sold all but 16 of them so will have a nice lot of money to send off to our charities. Was such a good day apart from breaking our gazebo (don't ask!!)

Hope your aches and pain not too bad and you are having a good summer.

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Sun 13-Jul-14
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Never even heard of Jostaberries, let alone tasted them, but they sound yummy. Remember my first Craft Class  in some sort of Girl's Club, we made Brooches from the Husks, and very pretty they were too. Cob Nuts are delicious, we used to pick them from the ground, must not have been any Squirrels there!  Don't think they grow in Scotland.  The Tree's that is. Have had such a lot from the Garden this year, and it is just a small Pensioner Plot, but every bit is in use. Have a mini Orchard, with Apples Plums and Gooseberries, and different big Tubs filled with everything from Tatties to Strawberries. Arthritas is marginally better in Summer, thanks. But old age wont be denied it comes to us all. Am away to my Bed read a few pages of my Book, then hopefully a decent night. Tina xwave

Thu 17-Jul-14
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Make a liqueur with them! I think you can steep both green and ripe ones, I don't have a recipe, but I am sure you could Google one.

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