As we are preparing for a nasty wet weekend, I am longing for warmer dryer days and a little bit more color. The last few days have been dreary and mood killing. Just wet and so dark.
And now we are expecting up to 17″ inches of extra water on top of what we already had.
I remember those days in Germany when the leaves where turning and I’d walk in the park with those huge chestnut trees with the big leaves and beautiful colors.
The smell of roasted chestnuts. I always stopped to get me a bag full. I love the taste. If you find some, I would recommend to try this:
Make a large X in each chestnut with chestnut knife or a sharp paring knife, cutting through shell. Toss chestnuts with oil in a bowl.
Heat dry skillet over moderately low heat until hot, then roast chestnuts in skillet on stovetop, covered, stirring every few minutes, for 15 minutes total.
Add water and continue to roast, covered, stirring occasionally, until water is evaporated and chestnuts are tender, about 5 minutes more. Serve hot.
When I was little we used to collect the chestnuts and at home do crafts with them. Something like this, with toothpicks and matches. Ours never turned out that fancy.
I loved the smell running through the piles of leaves and the wonderful Fall air. It is like the Nature is giving us a firework of colors before it takes its rest over the Winter. So many reds, browns and yellows. Try to soak it all in, so it will get you through the cold dreary months.
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Those colors are so lush, don’t you think?
I wish you a wonderful weekend, and hope you get some time to spend outside and enjoy the wonderful color pallet.