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.

    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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    Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival

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    Come out to Foxhollow Farm’s Fall Festival!

    Saturday, October 23th 11am-6pm

    Yew Dell’s Dividing Perennials Workshop – October 16

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    Here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Each year Yew Dell Gardens offers this workshop that involves not only learning how to divide perennials . . . when you’re finished, Ann will give you some of the fruits of your labor to take home to your own garden. You can’t miss – come for a class and go home with an armful of great plants. Sign up early as this one is sure to fill up fast!

    October 16

    6pm-7:30pm

    Check out Yew Dell’s website to buy tickets.