Being on the Canadian prairies, a good nut crop is something pretty foreign to us. However, we love nuts. Big time walnut, pecan, brazil nut, hazelnut, almond, etc., fans. Therefore, Christmastime with it's plethora of nuts available for relatively decent prices thrills me. Right now, you can get them pretty cheaply, with the "clear out" sales after Christmas. My question is, can you freeze them to keep them fresh? I've tried to keep them through the year, and ended up with buggy nuts (really, REALLY gross!) Will they keep, unshelled, in my freezer? If so, after I thaw them out, will they crack just like they would before frozen?