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Chestnut Soup with Bacon and Chives
4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced (about 4 oz.)
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 carrot, sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1 small leek (white and light-green parts only), split lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
2 small shallots, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more as needed
1 15-ounce jar whole roasted chestnuts
½ cup heavy cream
Crème fraîche, snipped chives, and grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until rendered and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of the fat. In the same saucepan, melt the butter, and add the carrot, celery, leek, and shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat until softened and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add broth and chestnuts to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until all the ingredients are soft, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly, and purée in batches in a blender until very smooth. Return to saucepan, add the cream, and heat thoroughly, adding stock to thin if needed. (A spoon should not leave a trail on the surface of the soup.)
Season with salt and pepper and ladle into warmed shallow bowls. Garnish with the reserved bacon, a dab of crème fraîche, chives, and a pinch of nutmeg.
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todayontumblr · 3 months
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Spider Garden (Part 1)
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waitingonthewind · 7 months
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he tugged at it for a solid 30 seconds as though i was keeping it from him
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journey-to-the-au · 1 month
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Some of our favourite babies in doodle form!
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sersh · 4 days
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NATALIA DYER Chestnut (2023) dir. Jac Cron
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gaymessallday · 11 months
Maya Hawke, girl kisser in Do Revenge . Natalia Dyer, girl kisser in Chestnut. Now let them kiss in Stranger Things
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typhlonectes · 1 year
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The Biggest American Chestnut He’d Ever Seen
In November 2019 an exciting discovery connected the Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) with a past that few of us had known. Bret Lanan was hunting deer in a remote corner of our Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville when his keen eyes spotted what he suspected was a mature American chestnut tree. He alerted DelNature Land Steward Dave Pro, who quickly assembled our staff and Bill McAvoy, the state botanist. 
Bill confirmed that it was indeed a healthy American chestnut (Castanea dentata)! He excitedly declared it to be the biggest one he’d ever seen. Based on its diameter, he estimated it to be at least 50 years old...
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Chestnuts in Kyiv by Volodymyr Sydoruk, 1985
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sweepy-stringbean · 4 days
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where'd you come from? * the Chestnut (2023) trailer kiss but, it's ronance
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grubloved · 8 months
the public comment period for the deregulation of the darling 58 chestnut tree has been extended until january 26th, 2023. american chestnut trees were at one point essential and common to forested ecosystems across the eastern american seaboard but were wiped out by fungal infections brought from the old world. the darling 58 chestnut tree is a genetically modified version of the american chestnut, with one gene inserted from wheat that gives the tree the ability to create an enzyme that breaks down the toxin secreted by this fungus, allowing the tree to survive. this is the first instance of genetic modification being used for ecological restoration instead of agriculture! it needs to be approved by the FDA to be allowed into distribution.
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dragonsateyourtoast · 9 months
Hey. Americans. Easterners.
Go ask for Darling 58 to be deregulated so it can be sold and grown freely across the east
We can finally save the American Chestnut tree and revitalize the eastern woodland ecosystem
For context, the American Chestnut used to be a giant in the woods; 25% of eastern woodland trees were chestnuts. Then the blight arrived and killed them all; only the roots survived, and the sprouts the pop up can't grow big enough to produce new trees. The species has been dying ever since.
But we can bring it back! Finally!
This is not a Chinese chestnut crossbreed. This is a 100% pure American Chestnut with the tiny little addition of a gene from wheat which makes the chestnut blight harmless to them! An incredible feat!
If the chestnut is deregulated, we can plant it in yards, landscapes, etc. and it can be cross-pollinated with any surviving trees in the wild. We can return them to the forests. We've been missing them for decades.
This page contains some information as well as a link to a page where the USDA is accepting PUBLIC FEEDBACK. There aren't even 4000 comments. It's for PUBLIC FEEDBACK. THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. We can do better than four thousand measly comments.
It would mean so much to the world to return this tree to the woods. They were an extraordinary source of food for wildlife and humans, they cast shade over the woods and varied the canopy, their timber was naturally rot-resistant and led to long-lasting buildings. They provided shelter from storms. They were absolutely gigantic. And now, we could have that be present tense instead of past.
Science can bring this marvel back. Go write a comment and ask for Darling 58 to be deregulated. You don't need to know fancy terminology; just say that.
Thank you.
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