la noce - walnut
Inspired by my friend S who I spent Christmas with in deepest darkest Veneto, I bought loose noci at the supermarket for the first time ever this week. She'd heard that eating three every day was good for your health, and I thought why not? In my supermarket they work out at nearly 1 cent a gramme, and I got a bagful that will last me a while. It also meant that I had to buy a kitchen utensil that I'd never had in my house here, a schiaccianoci - a nutcracker - which I have to admit that I'm having a bit too much fun with!