The chestnut tree in the neighbours property is once again creating a hazard for the HD3QBEM when she uses the ramp to go downstairs.
The tree looks positively beautiful and is loaded with prickly fruit but when they drop they are a nuisance.
I remember with some longing the beautiful chestnut rice I used to cook when I lived in Japan. But there they were sold already removed from their hard shells and in beautifully convenient bottles. I am still looking in the kitchen specialty shop for a chestnut cutter like this one. Obviously New Zealanders don't eat chestnuts much as they are nowhere to be found!
I work for a large Government Department. Outside work I enjoy embroidery and stitch mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.