Welcome to my blog. Exciting times are ahead. At last I am getting to grips with modern technology! First a Facebook page, now this!
Anyway, I am glad to say that this week, in our local supermarkets in Devon at least, we have seen the return of raw in-shell nuts including raw pecans, raw brazils, raw walnuts, raw hazelnuts, etc. Do try to check the crop dates if they are on the pack as I know walnuts especially have been known to be last season's being sold!
If you are lucky enough to live/visit any areas where there are cobnuts or walnuts (or if you are even luckier and live in a warmer climate and can get fresh raw pistachios, etc. from trees) these will always be fresh and better.
Best of luck with your nutty adventures!