Going nuts over pecans

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This morning’s harvest….

If you are lucky enough to have pecan trees in your yard, you are in hog’s heaven this year. Not in my lifetime have I seen such a harvest. Every morning I go outside and gather the newly fallen nuts which are so crucial to Southern cooking.

I must have 20 pounds and they are still falling. Unfortunately these are not those big ole plump pecans – but what we call “natives.” This means they’re murder to shell but most people think they make the best cookin’ nuts.

Here’s a tip for easy shelling. You can remove pecan meat in one or two large Continue reading