I love when the seasons change, there’s always a different variety of foods to choose from and I find that my pallet also changes with the season. The summer staple of berries is replaced with apples and tangerines, I don’t know why but those seem like winter fruits to me. I’m pretty sure it was the way I was brought up.
As the winter months and the holidays approach I also find that I start baking with different ingredients. I so cannot wait for the holidays to make gingerbread; sure I can make it all year round but it just doesn’t taste the same in the sweltering summer, know what I mean?
Yesterday I was inspired to try something different using something wintery, what’s more wintery then chestnuts. There’s this great shop, Consiglio’s my place that sells an array of Italian products (did I mention I live in one of the two little Italy’s in Toronto?). This is my go to place for Italian goodies, so naturally that’s where I went when I was looking for chestnut flour I needed for a recipe I found on a great Italian blog; Menu Turistico.