Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fruits of autumn

It is time when we go to the woods to pick chestnut. Last week Ž brought some home, but it was full of worms and it didn't taste good. This week he went to some other place to pick it, and he was lucky - it is so delicious! Very sweet. Usually we cook it, and I like it mashed with maple syrup and cream.I read yesterday in a magazine, that Napoleon Bonaparte ordered to plant chestnut trees in large quantities in order to avoid hunger, as they bear fruit every year. Wise man. Chestnut trees don't grow in all parts of Slovenia, because they need warm climate for growth. The book on trees says that trees may live up to 1000 years! Imagine that! What a tree!


Feronia said...

Welcome back, Pina! Mashed chesnuts with maple syrup and cream. Yum! I have never really liked chesnuts but I will certainly give that a try.

Pina said...

I am so glad that I am back, Emily. I hope that you will like chestnuts with syrup and cream, do let me know.

Bodecea said...

Hi Pina,

I collected chestnuts at Saturday, too. So big ones this year, and yes, evry sweet! Cooked them with pumpkin(Hokkaido) to a kind of mash... was good!