10 December 2011

I heart roasted chestnuts. Full stop.

As a kid, my grandfather would take my sister and I for walks in their Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle where the old chestnut trees towered overhead. We'd collect them in their fuzzy casings and return home to roast them and peel.

Since that time roasted chestnuts have landed in my hands whenever I've found myself in a city that a street vendor provides them. But, in Tbilisi, I've been purchasing them raw, for pennies, and roasting them up at home. To roast your own, cut a small slash on the chestnut's shell (otherwise they'll steam instead of roast). Place into a 200 degree oven on a baking pan and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool so that they are just warm to the touch. Peel and eat.

The kids love them served up in a cone of a Christmas coloring page!


Anonymous said...

I love your full stop! Made me giggle. Thanks. -N

Brianna said...

This looks like so much fun. I'm going to serve my kids a cone of chestnuts in the next couple of days. Thanks for a fun idea!

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