If you were not tempted by my previous chestnut recipe and still have some fresh chestnuts on hand, here’s another one you might consider making, aside from plain hot chestnuts !
Chestnuts obviously are another autumn gift. I’ve been using them scarcely for years, considering them a luxury as I had to pay a fortune for them to a greengrocer. But for now… I felt somewhat ridiculous when we came home from a walk in the forest with more than 6 pounds of them for free – a few days after having bought half a pound from the farmer’s market !
Autumn has been creeping in slowly, inspite of still frequent electric blue skies and warming sunbeams. The colors of flowers and fruits are now fading away, squashes of all sizes and colors started invading the kitchen, and the cooler evenings and first rainy days remind us of comforting, hot dishes. And apart from some sore throats and blocked sinuses, autumn carries so much goodness ! Mushrooms, especially.
As the atmosphere kept warming up the past weeks , I’ve been in constant search of efficient refreshments. When it comes to drinks, I’m inclined to believe that water is the ultimate thirst-quenching one, so I hardly drink any actual soft. Yet, there is a special soft drink I’ve been craving last summers, resurfaced from childhood memories.