Heartnuts are a cultivar of Japanese Walnuts, they taste just like regular walnuts but they crack out heart shaped nuts from heart shaped shells .. how charming! I was entertaining friends today and wanted to serve something interesting along with tea. The nuts I got from last week's field trip to Grimo Nut Nursery were just the perfect idea. Along with heartnuts I served a pine-nut-cone, native black walnuts, hickory nuts and ultra northern pecans. They were a huge hit with the guests and of course both seasonal & local :) Next thing I have to come up with some craft ideas for the lovely shells, I'm thinking Christmas decorations!