Castanas Ole!

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos….la la la.  One of the famous Christmas carols that can be heard playing over the radio and malls. The song which reminded me that it has been a year when I last ate Casta?as, lol
As Christmas is fast approaching, most supermarkets are already selling Christmas Hams, Queso de Bola and  Chestnuts or Casta?as, as these foods mark and symbolize the yuletide season.  My mom, my husband and I love eating this seed so much.  I bought a kilo for us to take pleasure to feast upon.
It was a bit expensive now at Php 240 per kilo, nevertheless it is only this time of the year where it is abundant in the market.  I also have these seeds on my table during Christmas and New Year, as the old belief says, it brings prosperity.

17 thoughts on “Castanas Ole!”

  1. OMG! I miss the smell (and taste) of this! Naalala ko kapag sinasama ako ni Mama sa Sta. Cruz, Ongpin at Quiapo, gustong gusto kong langhapin ang amoy ng roasted chestnuts. Ang mahal na nga niya. Bakit kasi ang bigat ng shell mo castanas?

  2. My kids love them too…When November comes they can are sold at stands here that reminds me so much of ours as well…even the smell of the air reminds me of ours.

  3. At first glance, I wonder why a lot of people buy this seeds. The first time I tasted it, I find it bland which is good.

    Now, I know that it is also a part of Christmas beliefs which is prosperity. Thanks for sharing.

  4. WHAT? PHP240?? So expensive na pala! I love chestnuts too though it took me a while to learn the trick of cracking a nut open! It's been ages since I had them. I think I forgot na naman how to open them :}

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