Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest

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On a corner of the winding road through Hatfield Forest there is a stand of magnificent Sweet Chestnut trees.

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Those trees are loaded with nuts, which are currently bursting their prickly shells, ready for gathering.

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Unfortunately, we arrived at the end of the weekend and found the pickings slim!

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There were enough left to stuff a few in our pockets, but next time we should probably go in the morning!

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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest

  1. shoreacres says:

    What fun! Do you roast them over an open fire, while Jack Frost nips at your nose?

    • I like them best as street food, roasted over a brazier and bought in little packets to munch as you walk along … most memorably by the Spanish Steps in Rome. Mostly I microwave them though!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    My neighbor gave us a whole bagful, and my hubby is in heaven. 🙂 He found an easy prep method online using a microwave, done in a minute.

  3. susurrus says:

    I have been looking for conkers and have not found a single one yet. Must have been looking in all the wrong places. It would be a very happy day if I ever found sweet ones to forage. I love them. Boiled, not roasted.

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