Curried Chestnuts Recipe

Curried Chestnuts:

  • 1 Pound of chestnuts
  • ½ cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chutney
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cook the chopped onions in the butter until they are tender and slightly browned. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the onions with the flour and curry powder together using a sifter or a strainer. Add the tomato puree, apple, chutney, and brown sugar. Gradually stir in the water and cook over low heat until the sauce gradually thickens and boils. Season with the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

    Prepare the chestnuts: To prepare chestnuts in the shell, use a sharp knife and slice an “X” into the convex side of the nut. Cover the nuts with boiling salted water and cook them for about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat but leave the chestnuts immersed in water. Remove the chestnuts one at a time and discard the shells and inner linings. The edges where you made your slits will have turned out a bit, which makes removing the shells a lot easier. You can also bake them at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes with the slit side up.

    Arrange the cooked and shelled chestnuts on a buttered baking dish and stir in the curry sauce. Cover the dish tightly and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with rice or couscous.

    Louisville’s Fried Chicken Throw Down

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    Join us for the Inaugural Fried Chicken Throw Down! The Throw Down is a culinary competition to benefit the Slow Food Bluegrass. A cash prize will be available to the winner of two categories, Best Chicken ($500), and best side ($500). The judging will happen by “people’s choice.”

    Pricing: Admission to the event will be free. Tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for sides.

    We need YOU to determine the winner! Winners will be selected by ballot voting amongst the attendees.

    The event is Free and Open to the public.

    Participating Restaurants include:

    Milkwood
    Loop 22
    Sway
    Zanzabar
    Galt House
    Bourbons Bistro
    Roux
    Wiltshire
    Against the Grain
    Four Pegs

    A special thanks to our sponsors of the Fried Chicken Throw Down for supporting Slow Food Bluegrass!

    Wiltshire On Market
    Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets
    Seed Capital Kentucky
    Blue Grass Motorsport
    Esposito Construction
    Miralea
    Farm to Fork
    Louisville Farm to Table
    Holy Carp Productions
    The Berry Center
    Rooibee Red Tea
    Christopher Shadix Photography & Design

    **If you are a chef that would like information about competing, please send us a message on our Facebook page

    Sign-up to VOLUNTEER at our Fried Chicken Throw Down on October 25th!

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    The Gardens to Open in Paristown Pointe Neighborhood

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    Boutique nursery to be open to the public.

    Louisville, KY – March 31, 2014 – Henry|McGalliard Landscape Design Studio and Gardens at 711 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204 will be open to the public, beginning April 3, 2014. Retail hours: Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

    Henry|McGalliard is incorporating a garden boutique into its repertoire of offerings. The Gardens will focus on providing customers and design clients with a focused selection of specimen plants, trees and garden elements, in an urban setting. “This unique nursery will provide everyone with the same high-end plants, great plant material and interesting garden elements that we offer to our design clients. We also envision this as a space for events, gatherings and workshops.” according to partner and designer, Patrick Henry. Customers can expect to find a selection of large and small specimen trees and shrubs, such as 14’ tall Hinoki Cypress and 20 year old Japanese Maples, to a few select perennials, herbs and native plants.

    The Henry | McGalliard Gardens, also referred to as The Gardens, will be located in the historic Paristown Pointe, next to Stoneware Art Factory and across from The Cafe’. “We are excited. In addition to offering unique plant selections not found in typical nurseries, The Gardens will also give us the flexibility to better control the quality throughout all aspects of our larger design projects and installations. We’re also very excited about helping to revitalize this historic corner of Louisville.” according to co-owner Scott McGalliard.
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    Henry | McGalliard is a landscape design, site construction, garden installation and maintenance company who’s goal is to create great spaces for people to enjoy. Good design principals influence how we execute all stages of our work. Adherence to tried and true construction methods and unique plantings and garden elements allow us to bring our creations and ideas to reality.

    For more information visit www.henry-mcgalliard.com/gardens.html or www.facebook.com/HenryMcgalliardLandscapeDesignBuildLlc

    Movie Screening: American Meat

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    Join Slow Food Bluegrass for a screening of American Meat, a pro-farmer film that asks the question: Can the Local Food movement really feed us all?
    The event is free to Slow Food members and $10 for non-members. Sign up for membership by clicking here or purchase membership at the door, where your $10 admission can be credited toward your membership.
    We’ll serve Foxhollow Popcorn and Roobie Red Tea!
    Thank you to our partners Rainbow Blossom, Foxhollow Farm, Roobie Red Tea, and the Local Food Association.

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    Join us on Facebook!

    Foxhollow Farm Corn Maize

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    Go on out to Foxhollow Farm’s family fun Corn Maize. Foxhollow Farm is an earth-friendly working farm located just 15 miles Northeast of Downtown Louisville. The Corn Maize is a fun adventure for all ages. Once you reach Foxhollow’s entrance you will feel like you have escaped the city life and entered a beautiful fall holiday. The Corn Maize is located down the tree-lined drive, right across from the Foxhollow Gardens. A friendly Foxhollow Farm family member will greet you as you come down the driveway and allow you to park nearby. There will be a path of pumpkins and corn stalks leading you to the entrance of the maze. There you can pay before you enter the maze and embark on your Corn Maize adventure. A simple trot through the 4 acre maze will take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on speed of walkers and navigation of the corn maze.

    The Maze is open October 3rd – 20th
    Hours: Thursday through Sunday 1-6:30pm
    Price: $3 per person, Babies Free
    Average time to complete: 10-20 minutes
    Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing and foot wear. Closed toe, hard soled shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty are recommended.