Along with a bucket of carrots, I also brought home a pail of hazelnuts from work. Hazelnut trees grow well in Oregon and Washington, and I am always happy to bring home any that are surplus. So along with hitting the carrot jackpot, I also hit the hazelnut jackpot. And the shallot jackpot, but that can be another post.
Enjoying the autumn sun, I sat out on the back deck and gently used a hammer to open the shells to remove the hazelnuts. Lots of mess. Good thing it was outside and I could just sweep all the pieces away.
All that work. Here’s the reward:
Time to get baking some hazelnut biscotti. Here’s a good recipe from a fellow blogger.