ADVENTURES :: Snowed In, Idaho Style

ADVENTURES :: Snowed In, Idaho Style

The Jenkins family gathered in the spud state recently for some good old fashioned fun. When our clan gets together, things always get a little nuts with an abundance of laughter and never ending witty banter. A couple of key factors come into play when family time rolls around :: 1) cooking and eating is a regular occurrence [Walnut Burgers make the menu at least two times!] & 2) getting into the fresh air to enjoy the great outdoors is a must. Our week was action packed as always, full of hiking, tandem riding, hot springing, exploring, brewery tastings, charades, happy hours/days, and good company. When the holidays roll around, this is what it’s all about :: family, food and making...
RECIPE :: Savory Rosemary, Fennel, Honey Oatmeal with Walnut Balls

RECIPE :: Savory Rosemary, Fennel, Honey Oatmeal with Walnut Balls

Inspiration for this curious morning recipe popped up on our recent Pacific Northwest road trip. The perfect fuel for a day peddling around the San Juan Islands, a stroll through Bend along the Ale Trail, or a paddle board down the Boise River… Ingredients: Walnut Balls – 4 Walnut Burger Patties (thawed) Form each of the 4 patties into 3 Walnut Balls, place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and bake them at 325 degrees. For the best browning, bake them for 15 minutes :: rotate :: 15 more minutes :: rotate :: 3 minutes :: rotate :: 3 more minutes, and then they should be done. Savory Oatmeal – ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts 2 teaspoons fennel seed 3 cups water 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons butter ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup golden raisins 1 cup steel-cut oats 2 small sprigs of rosemary, stripped and chopped Honey to taste In a medium pot, toast the nuts and fennel seed and remove them to a plate. Add water, milk, butter, salt, golden raisins, and rosemary. Stir and bring to a simmer. Add oats and simmer for 20 minutes or until oats are tender. Add toasted nuts and fennel. *If using rolled oats, use ½ cup milk and 1 ½ cups water and cook for 8-10 minutes. Top your savory oatmeal with a couple walnut balls and a drizzle of local bee nectar! Serves...

WATCH :: Our Go Nuts Story, Animated!

We are pretty stoked to unveil our first ever Walnut Burger video, made by the amazing Tatiana McCabe of Second Heart. It’s a little quirky, kinda funny, and well… a lot nutty. Seems to fit the Jenkins just right. Let us know what you think and feel free to share! Also, we’re honored to announce our membership with the inspiring 1% for the Planet today as...
EATS :: Rudy’s Drive In

EATS :: Rudy’s Drive In

The Jenkins Clan got together this week to enjoy some tasty Walnut Burgers at Rudy’s Drive-In in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. With gals on roller skates serving the guests, this place has been rockin’ and rollin’ since 1966. We had a grand ‘ole time! Watch out for what’s happening at Rudy’s Drive-In...
New Nuts On The Block

New Nuts On The Block

Raised on Walnut Burgers, the Jenkins kids (Kestrel and Forest) were bound to turn out just as nutty as their parents… Yes, that’s right. We are self-proclaimed nuts and have been chomping on Walnut Burgers since before we could even walk. It all started in the back of our family-run restaurant in small-town Wisconsin. Mama and Papa Jenkins cooked up a super tasty vegetarian burger and it caught the attention of both vegetarians and meat-eaters in our Mississippi River Valley neighborhood. We clearly remember the good ‘ole days: pushing out burgers with the antique wooden patty press, the infectious aroma of the burgers sizzling on the grill or the Walnut Balls baking in the oven. For us, it’s like second nature to embrace our nuttiness. We probably have too much fun to be considered “adults”, love to run, hike, play, cook, and breathe in the fresh air. We have recently decided to share our big love for the tasty Walnut Burger with the world. So, hello WB fans, we are happy to serve you and happy to continue to meet more of you out there. Feel free to say hello anytime – you can find us on Facebook or email us at kestrel@WalnutBurger.com & forest@WalnutBurger.com. Stay Nutty! – Kestrel &...