What’s in my lunch box? Double chestnut


Lunch box and book

Looking at the photo of my lunch I’m impressed with how autumnal it seems. I’m slightly disappointed in myself at including two types of chestnut dish but I’m sure I can live with it.

Clockwise from bottom right:

  • Roast chestnuts – so easy to do. Fun to shell. And surpringly filling.
  • A delicious ripe conference pear
  • Pasties filled with chestnut purée. I made Chestnut soup last week and has some left over so it seemed the idea filling for these cute mini pasties.
  • Roasted garlic Brussel sprouts from VWAV. I still prefer them steamed but as the oven on…also enabled to breathe anti vampire fumes!
  • To read – The first book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz. This reminded me of Room crossed with Lace crossed with The Amtrak Wars. The use of language is inventive and has a quirky charm. I enjoyed the cultural references, and the different ways things could be interpreted depending on context. The reader is torn between which characters to root for – knowing full well that they can’t all get what they want.

Wishing you green ink and good food,



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