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Re: Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

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@Marjo- chestnuts taste sweet, with a texture a bit like marzipan paste. Called Kastanien or Maronen in Germany, not sure if that helps where you are?

 

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Re: Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

Yeah, kastanja! Smiley Very Happy We have those where I'm from, however I just cannot remember ever tasting them for some reason. I wonder if they are the same ones I used to throw around at the school yard as it was surrounded by trees that dropped these...

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Re: 12 Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

The schoolyard conker is the inedible, some say poisonous, horse-chestnut, @Marjo. Apparently good for putting on your windowledge to banish spiders, or so the old wives' tale goes...
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Re: 12 Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

Depends if the shell was smooth or spiky Majo?
Smooth shelled ones are not for eating.
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Re: 12 Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

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Just chuck them all in the bin where they belong...joy

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The phrase "stand well back" comes to mind, @Cleoriff!

 

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The phrase "stand well back" comes to mind, @Cleoriff!

 


That's the phrase when you've been eating sprouts. Like a brass band tuning up 🎺🎷🤣

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Re: 12 Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

I didn't know Chestnuts could explode!! anguished

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The dangers of the Christmas kitchen - well, that's my excuse anyway!  rofl

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Re: 12 Days of Christmas: Cooking tips and tricks!

@pgn I think it might be safer to order a pizza! joy

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