Tuesday, October 14, 2008
On the walk home from school today we went along a street lined with chestnut trees and gathered up handfuls of shiny brown nuts. Back home, we roasted them and then squished them open with teaspoons and scooped out the delicious kernals. Crumbs of chestnuts and bits of shell scattered across the table, Sammy smiled at me and declared "This is a brilliant snack!"
I'd love to pretend I'm an old hand at foraging and roasting chestnuts, but that was the first time I've seen so many of them lying around (we normally walk home a different route). It was also the first time I've cooked chestnuts. It was uber-simple, I googled this recipe. Best of all is showing a boy that it's possible, and plenty of fun, to find free food.