Monday, November 13, 2006

Fruits of the Forage

Jenny gave me a bag of walnuts and hazelnuts the other day that she’d gathered herself in the Malvern Hills. I can’t tell you how lovely they are. Moist and sweet with not a trace of the bitterness you often get from the skins. Robert said they were the best nuts he’d ever had. It made us both want to go into the woods and forage but actually I think the season is pretty well over now. I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier, epsecially as we've been filling our pockets with conkers for weeks. Next autumn, we’ll be quicker off the mark. Can't wait to make hazlenut ice cream. With chocolate sauce.

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