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Chestnuts, MiCROWAVE BOMBLETS

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 07:55 pm
I bought a pint of Italian chestnuts today. Cost: $3.96. I just finished baking them and eating a dozen or so. As you may be aware, Texas is not chestnut territory. I don't know of anybody else that eats them. I don't think they taste really great, but I can't stop once I start on them.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 08:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
wrap em in a bit o bacon...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 08:07 pm
@Rockhead,
That, and ketchup might do the trick, rock.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 08:09 pm
@edgarblythe,
I like them sauteed with brussels sprouts. I think roasted/nuked chestnuts MAKE bird stuffing.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 09:22 pm
@ehBeth,
Nevertheless, I ingested the lot of them.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2008 05:40 am
@edgarblythe,
hestnuts in the stuffing were that added flavor that makes the dish work.

We always buy lots of them for eating just cooked. I think that boiling em in salt water is still the best.
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 01:58 am
Ooh, chestnut eaters, just what I need-- do any of you know how to pick good ones at the store? I bought a bunch at Safeway the other day and over half of them turned out to be all moldy and nasty inside. Sad I don't have the faintest idea what you'd look for to tell if they're fresh.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 07:32 am
@cyphercat,
you have to feel them and sort of weigh them in your hands. A bad chestnut will usually be light and the skin will be bendy. Whereas the ripe and full ones will have their shells shiny , plump, and weighty.

Even then we sometimes get one or two in a big bag, but I know the "bad chestnut" surprise.
If they arent tasty to et, they arent any good for stuffing .
cyphercat
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 12:59 pm
@farmerman,
Thank you! i hope the ones I got yesterday will be better...

have you ever seen worms in a chestnut? The first time I tried chestnuts as a kid, the whole batch was riddled with worms--and the chestnuts didn't have that nice golden color they should, they were all grey and slimy, plus they look like little brains anyway...it was so disgusting I couldn't look at chestnuts again for years Laughing
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 01:29 pm
@farmerman,
nothing like chestnuts roasted over charcoals !
you wouldn't nuke your steak or hamburgers , would you ?
just fire up the charcoal barbeque - the taste of the roasted chestnuts will reward you for the work - and it's a lot less expensive than flying to rome ; though the chestnut man will be happy to serve you !
hbg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/3091/chestnutsjp9.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 07:34 pm
@hamburger,
There are several chestnut roaster Street vendors in Philly . They are especially popular this time of year . I wonder if they have hot chocolate vendors on the streets also?
hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 09:05 pm
@farmerman,
farmer wrote :

Quote:
I wonder if they have hot chocolate vendors on the streets also?


first it's chestnuts and now you are even inquiring about hot chocolate - you'll be lucky to get even one - and only if you promise to be a good boy !

a/t german custom , "knecht (farmboy Wink ) ruprecht " will punish little boys that misbehave and ask too many questions - st. nicholas won't have any presents for them on december 6 - when traditionally st. nicholas leaves a small present for the children .

http://www.ottilien.de/internat/data/Gif/dsc01749.jpg

st. nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .knecht ruprecht
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 04:53 am
@hamburger,
We have the "Weinachtsmann" customs in PA German society also. Knecht Ruprecht is "Da Belsnickel mit eine Rute" with which he whacks kids whove been bad. (Probably today he carries a 9mm).

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2008 12:28 pm
@farmerman,
I wish the original American Chestnut were still around. I hear that they were far superior to anything we have today.

I find it very sad that a food source which formed a major industry in the early 1900's has vanished so utterly that most people alive today aren't even aware that it ever existed.

For more info see : http://www.acf.org
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2008 02:35 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Naah, thermite takes greater energy to ignite. Think more like "Chlorine" and metal filings


Make it REALLY exciting with a handful of titanium filings from your local precision machine shop. (Actually don't do that. BAD idea.)
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2008 09:48 pm
@Foxfyre,
yeh Ti powder , in the presence of CL AND A HIGH ENUFF TEMP, WILL BLOW UP REAL GOOD. METAL FILINGS like iron will just flash ( I dont think a microwave will start a Ti explosion)

Lets call the MYTHBUSTERS, theyll try to blow up anything.
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