Sudrabfox Notes


“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face,”

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon,”

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”

  Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.     Dan Quayle

60+ Best Pumpkin Recipes; 6 Surprising Health Benefits; and very good Halloween decoration 😀

Jack-o’-lantern could also have come from, well, lanterns. For those who don’t believe the Stingy Jack folktale, let me present an alternative: the term Jack-o’-lantern comes from the idea of a night watchman, who would light the street lanterns every evening.

Horse chestnuts, also called conkers, are a very different nut. Are horse chestnuts edible? They are not. In general, toxic horse chestnuts should not be consumed by people, horses or other livestock. But does it make them less beautiful, absolutely not . The “conker” is the fruit of the horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum).  Not actually a chestnut (conkers are, in fact, slightly toxic), it has been an important commercial tree, with uses… Read More

Unlike the nuts of the horse chestnut, those of the sweet chestnut are edible to humans and can be roasted and used in a variety of recipes, including stuffing for poultry, cake fillings, nut roasts and much more. The Romans ground sweet chestnuts into a flour or coarse meal.

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