Castanea sativa becomes roasted chestnuts

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Roasted chestnuts always smell of fall,past summer and winter which is coming slowly.Is this why I always love them………

Castanea sativa
Sweet Chestnut fruit
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Species: C. sativa
Binomial name
Castanea sativa
Mill.[1]

from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castanea_sativa

Chestnut Gatherers - Georges Lacombe 

Chestnut Gatherers, Artist: Georges Lacombe Completion Date: 1893,  Style: Cloisonnism
from:http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/georges-lacombe/chestnut-gatherers

A Chestnut Wood among the Rocks - Camille Corot

A Chestnut Wood among the Rocks  Artist: Camille Corot,   Completion Date: c.1835,  Style: Realism
from:http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/camille-corot/a-chestnut-wood-among-the-rocks-1835


					
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18 thoughts on “Castanea sativa becomes roasted chestnuts

  1. Mmmm! You make me run to the eco-shop to buy chestnuts. You are right: they taste so much yummier when you can roast them in the back of your garden. Their smell and their warmth that brings perfect autumn-happiness. This is the kind of food that tells us that the closer we stay to nature, the happier we feel.

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    1. yes,warm roasted chestnuts always smell of a perfect autumn day-sometimes I manage to bake a chestnut cake but it is too much peeling there to make it more ofte
      cheers,
      Tamara

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  2. When I was growing up we had chestnut trees in our yard, I hated stepping on them. But, when my mom cooked them on the grill I’d be willing to get stuck a few times for those! Thanks for reminding me of chestnuts.

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  3. Roasted chestnuts reminds me of the New York vendors roasting them and the smell wafting in the air for blocks! It also reminds me of my grandmother. I saw a cooking show today that highlighted chestnuts. They used dried chestnuts which they reconstituted in one of the their recipes. I didn’t know those were available.

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  4. Thanks for visiting 🙂 (pic of my poinsettia on FB today, it’s coming along quickly, now)…

    Roasted chestnuts – yum ! And cool photos + art.

    Any relation to cannabis sativa ?

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