Oct 1, 2009

The Glories of Autumn - a Tale of an Underrated Nut

I was working odd days at the day job this week, so my apologies for not posting the usual Hump Day Happiness post yesterday. Today I hope to partially make up for it with my extreme excitement about acorns.

Yes, acorns. We plan to eat them!

Today after getting home from work, my husband and I collected 4 pounds of white oak acorns from our front lawn. Well we collected more like 8 pounds, but discarded half due to insect damage and/or sprouting.

Our booty:

All 8 pounds were gleaned from casually picking up a few nuts here and there under about a quarter of our one white oak tree's canopy. Ol' Bessie is producing a bumper crop this year - there will be plenty left over for the squirrels. Though I think I need to come up with a better tree name than "Ol' Bessie" - any suggestions?

The good nuts are drying in the oven AS I TYPE and I'm pretty darn excited about it. Maybe I'll make some acorn burgers. I'm dreaming big.

To learn more about harvesting, preparing, and eating acorns, check out this website.


  1. Neat! Tell me how it goes.

  2. Hey Diana,

    I hope you have been enjoying acorn burgers. Thanks for the link to my website.

    Wishing you foraging abundance.

    JJ Murphy


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