Up the road we have three huge chestnut trees. I couldn't believe it when I went up there the other day - the ground beneath them is a carpet of prickly chestnut cases. I spent an hour sifting through them collecting the decent sized nuts and came home with a bag weighing nearly 6 kilos!
I've been sharing them round to neighbours and friends and toasting a handful in our Rayburn stove each night. One of the girls at sewing last night said her aunt used to make chestnut soup when she was young so I'm on a mission to find a good recipe and give it a try. Suggestions for other chestnut recipes are most welcome!