Saturday, 1 November 2014

Chestnuts

Around the middle of October chestnuts are everywhere. I don’t mean in the supermarkets at 6€ per kilo, but along the roadside for free. Most of them get squished by car and tractor tyres, but if you’re quick you can collect as many as you want. Roger has enjoyed cooking them with his chestnut pan, but I’ve frozen loads whole to cook with another time. Today I made a chestnut, mushroom and cranberry loaf, which was delicious. I’ll post the recipe later. Word of warning – don’t try collecting chestnuts wearing flip flops, those spikes flippin hurt!!!

Chestnuts

8 comments:

  1. Flip flops!! Is it still warm enough over there? x

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    1. It is. Every day this week its been between 20 and 23 degrees. Warm enough to have lunch outside too x

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  2. How lucky are you. Lovely weather and roast chestnuts. That loaf sounds delicious, has it all gone?

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    1. Its all gone!! We had enough for dinner and the rest we had for lunch the next day. Roger would have eaten the whole lot, but I managed to get a couple of slices x

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  3. We collected lots on Tuesday and roasted them in the oven. They taste yummy but we are both useless at peeling them!! What a change in the weather today and it looks like it is going to get colder!!! Have a good week D & N xx

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    1. The microwave is the best way. Cut them in half and blast for 30 seconds. I then roll them on the table and both layers come of nice and easy. Yes its definitely chillier and wet x

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  4. Can I Have some ? Look delicious xxx

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    1. Off course, but I don't think they will last till June xx

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