• Country moment: sweet chestnuts

    by  • 26/11/2013 • Country food, Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    The most lovely surprises don’t always look good on first impression. The sweet chestnut with its spiny exterior is a good Autumn example. I spent a happy hour with my six-year-old son on Saturday collecting these sometimes soggy, sometimes spiky ‘cupules’ from the local woods. Broken open the gleaming nuts were like little nuggets of treasure inside.

    We hot-footed it home and roasted them on the fire that night. Perfect!

    Prickly on the outside, glossy and beautiful on the inside

    Prickly on the outside, glossy and beautiful on the inside

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