Tuesday 24 April 2012


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!

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