Revive the senses through feel-good food. Just do anything food-wise, no matter how small, that makes you zing: pour hot water over fresh herbs for a fragrant tea; buy a whole organic pumpkin for a kitchen table centrepiece; thank a farmer at a farmers' market; put your hands on warm earth; spot a local rosemary bush; snag some for your lamb roast or your hair (Why not? Go nuts!); and comment to share your feel-good spring snippet. If stuck for ideas, mine are yours. Let's unite in support of feel-good food and ethical food practices. Thanks to all too who supported my Spring Feel-Good Food Project. I had a blast! While my food interests are diverse, so is my food writing history (and lifestyle freelance writing and corporate writing, yada...). Please see below right and my new FoodLit Website. Yeah! Please also subscribe for occasional food-fuelled news, ventures and opportunities.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Chestnutty: Seasonality & Beyond. Day 9, 83 To Go...

While I'm all for eating what's in season, when it comes to chestnuts, even this dedicated locavore will stretch the boundaries just a bit. I mean, who can resist the sweet, hot creaminess of roasted chestnuts on the couch with a cup of tea at the end of the day? Clearly, not me, so that's how I ended a long day yesterday, with some heart warming comfort food.

And I was pretty comfortable in the knowledge that the season wasn't too long passed, so maybe they were a late crop. Anyway, they were so good, I called the store as soon as I got up this morning (good to see I have my priorities right, right?) to find out if they had more and, sadly, they didn't.


When you know that's it for the season, whether chestnuts, summer tomatoes or anything else you love, there's both a hint of grief and a tonne of gratitude for having enjoyed a good share.

And when I say good share, please understand that we ordered 3 lots of 5kg bags of chestnuts this season from Sinclair Orchards in Stanley, a sweet, ezy-peel variety that had me at hello some five years ago.

They're also delivered by Australia Post on your doorstep with a delightful thud that sends us, well, nuts.

Roll on Easter. While some love it for the chocolate, I love it for the start of the chestnut season.

What season do you hang out for (food-wise, of course) and why?


 
Foodliterary Regards,
Julia Svoice
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)
FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller

                                     Because Food Sans Story is Bland