Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Chestnuts roasting on an open........



It's official; gloves and scarves can now be brought out from their summer quarters, and placed beside your wellies and raincoat by the front door.

The Chestnuts have begun falling, and it's not even mid-September. 


I love Chestnuts, but we eat very few. I shall certainly have some this weekend with our roast Chicken, and probably a few more later on when it begins to get cooler. 

Otherwise we shall prepare a couple of bags-full for the freezer, which will come out at Christmas to enjoy with the annual Turkey-fest.

It's almost Autumn folks; but still feels very much like summer here!



21 comments:

  1. I think my daughter has brought some good weather with her from the UK. Just a pity her flight was diverted to Bordeaux due to a fog bound Bergerac yesterday morning!

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    1. Hot, wasn't it. Same again today methinks. Is this Little Stalky from Oz? If so, do give her my best wishes.

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    2. No, it's her little sister Kat. (I shall be dodging the land dwelling sharks with LS in Oz in November.)

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  2. Those chestnuts look a good size! (or do you have tiny hands? )

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    1. Them's bigguns. They're an early variety which are also BIG. Just what you want!

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  3. We are enjoying a beautiful Indian Summer Cro but, there is a definite chill in the air in the morning and evening and the leaves are beginning to turn so, it's jackets and coats at the forefront of the wardrobe now.
    Ilove chestnuts and they always take me back to my childhood and remind me of the man who sold hot chestnuts in Oxford Street ….. I wonder if he's still there with his brazier. I shall have to look out for him.
    I love cobnuts too but they are getting harder to find in the supermarket. XXXX

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    1. I shall plant a good Cob or Filbert nut bush this winter. These days there are big and juicy varieties that are so much better than the old ones. A little misty here this morning, but expecting 27C this afternoon.

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  4. No sweet chestnut trees around here as far as I know Cro - I only ever buy them to make stuffing around Christmas. It is already Autumn up here - early morning mists, leaves falling, cool breeze in spite of lovely warm sunshine. I love Autumn though and have happily put away my T shirts and brought out light jumpers.

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    1. We're still swimming every day, but I can't see it lasting too much longer. I'm NOT a cold weather person.

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  5. Still showing my hairy little legs here in Wales. Shorts n sandals still the order of the day. I only eat chestnuts raw, never tried a cooked one.

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    1. Try boiling them for 10/15 mins, but pierce them first, so they don't explode.

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    2. Yes. I cut a cross into the pointed end which makes them easier to peel when they're cooked.

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  6. They look big and healthy...we only have the inedible variety here. I

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  7. Roasted chestnuts remind me of NY and the street vendors selling them on many corners. It is one of the better odors of the city.

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  8. Lovely photos. I love them at Christmas. It will soon be Fall here, too and we are enjoying warm breezes and lots of sun. It's perfect weather right now. Just west of us (Calgary) they are in the middle of a snow-storm. Very odd. Enjoy your day, Cro. Deb

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    1. I've just come in from swimming. The pool is 27C, and the temperature in the shade is about the same. Lovely.

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    2. I have never seen chestnuts growing. They're an expensive nut to buy in South Africa! Ditto to your remark about hummus on Deb's post.

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  9. I love chestnuts but have resigned myself to the fact that I will always have to pay the big store prices for them.

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  10. I LOVE this time of year. Sometimes, at our open air market, there is a chestnut seller, roasting them on an open brazier. I hope the Health and Safety brigade don't find out!

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