I’ve just received some seed from the last original heartnut in ‘Kalmar’, Sweden, thank you Prof Jan Berggren! We’re going to sow this and hope we get some seedlings that share the parents resiliance to cold and it’s regular fruiting…. (READ MORE)
Have you got the space to grow your own healthy walnuts for future Christmas’s. We still have grafted walnut trees for sale so you can have your own, we also have Heartnuts, Hicans and Northern Pecans!
Time to plant new Walnut trees, we have special grafted varieties for sale now, have your own tree or trees and in a few years you can start harvesting healthy fresh nuts. These trees will produce quality cultivated fruits, far… (READ MORE)
3 years after planting there are our first few Red Kernels! The taste is actually very good, sweet with a hint of caramel so they’re not just good to look at at!
We now have a sister web site www.warwickshirewalnuts.co.uk dedicated just to our Walnuts. With the large walnut orchard almost complete now and starting to produce a small number of nuts this year we though we ought to try and explain in… (READ MORE)
This October the last 4 full rows of trees went into the ground, thanks to Frank P. Matthews Ltd for their high quality grafted trees yet again. This year we’ve added more Franquette for their outstanding flavour and as pollinators… (READ MORE)
We’ve now planted another 106 trees (and replaced a few casualties) although this very dry autumn has been particularly trying with everything needing watering long after planting, we’re praying for some rain now! This year we’ve added more Bucanneer and… (READ MORE)
We are down to our last few bottles of Walnut Oil so for the next couple of weeks there will be no further on-line sales. We have just started shelling this years harvest and hopefully the first of this years… (READ MORE)
Following the great success at Jamie Olivers & Alex James Big Feastival it’s nice to have our name in the press again. Our Walnut Oil get’s a nice mention on The Independant’s Mark Hix’s Recipe page today. Check out his recipes… (READ MORE)
Gluten and Dairy free Orange and Almond cake INGREDIENTS • 1 orange • 1 lemon • 100ml Granary Oil rapeseed oil • 200g caster sugar • 4 large eggs • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 175g ground almonds • 2 tsp baking powder • icing sugar to dust • honey (optional) METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 Fan and line a cake tin with baking parchment round cake tin or square brownie tin both work well) 2. Rinse the lemon and orange, place in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for approx. half an hour or until soft. 3. Drain and cool the lemon and orange. Cut open the orange, remove any pips and pop the whole thing (skin and pulp) in a food processor. Cut the lemon open and remove all the pips and pulp and only put the skin in the food processor. Blitz to a puree 4. Beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Fold in the almonds and orange and lemon puree, then the baking powder, and mix well. 5. Put the mix in your time and bake for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown. It is a very moist cake so a skewer should come out clean(ish) when don 6. Leave to cool, then drizzle with honey (optional), dust with icing sugar and serve. This cake is great to make in advance as the orange and lemon puree keeps the cake moist.