The Nuttery : Volume 5 Number 2 June 1986

In this Issue...

Spring Picnic & Stock Exchange

The Promotions Committee is pleased to announce the Spring Picnic & Stock Exchange at the George Truscott Experimental Plantation near White Lake on Saturday, June 28thd, 1986 starting at 10:00 AM.

To get there, come from Arnprior to White Lake Village, and turn left at Marshall's store. ¼ mile farther on watch for the SONG sign on the left by the hay field. If you pass barns on the left, turn back.

Swimming Nearby! This is the annual Chapter Picnic - a social event. Bring a picnic lunch, refreshments, chairs and a friend.

Bring your own seed and seedlings for the Exchange. There is a demand for Butternut, Oak, Hickory, Hazel, Chestnut, Beech, Locust, Catalpa, Hackberry, Buckeye, Pawpaw, ginkgo, Nut Pine, Pecan, etc. For more information, call Paul Bender, Ottawa 224-1102, Alec Jones, Ottawa 828-6459 or George Truscott, Ottawa 733-4745.

Forthcoming Business

The next executive meeting will be held Thursday July 24th at 7:30 PM at the Chairman's house. The deadline for Nutter 5.3 articles and letters is Saturday August 2nd and the issue will be published Monday August 11th. Review the Chapter Calendar of Events published in the previous issue of the Nuttery.

Report on the Spring Seed Exchange

The 1986 Spring Seed Exchange was held Saturday May 3, 1986 at the Baxter Conservation Area's Nut Grove, thanks to our host, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The seed and stock exchange was organized by the Horticulture SIG. The stratification pit was dug up in the morning, which was rather cold, so few folks turned up. Much of the seed was unclaimed, and so has gone into understory plantings in a Jack Pine plantation near Merrickville.

The first Baxter Field Day was held concurrently and considerable work on the trees in the grove was done. The trees came through the winter in good shape. The method of applying herbicide around the base of each tree, then fertilizing and mulching with wood chips has yielded spectacular results in both growth and appearance. It is certainly recommended!

This summer, be sure you visit the Nut Grove at least once. There are lessons to be learned!

Black Walnut Ice Cream

This recipe comes from Don Stalker's encyclopaedic library of nut recipes. Don says it is adapted from a recipe he found in "Bon Apetit" of July 1985.

2 cup milk
1 cup honey (preferably Australian leatherwood, orange or clove)
6 egg yolks at room temperature
1-1/3 cup whipping cream, beaten to soft peaks
2 medium size ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup coarsely chopped black walnuts

Bring the milk and honey almost to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Beat yolks to pale yellow and gradually beat in the hot milk. Float bowl in a larger one filled with ice water and whisk the custard until it cools to room temperature. Fold in the whipped cream and bananas. Process in an ice cream maker until about half set, the add the black walnuts and complete the process. Freeze the ice cream in a covered container for several hours to mellow it. Makes about 1½ quarts.

Provided by ECSONG. Feel free to copy with a credit.