I’ve been stuck for more than a week thinking and thinking which special recipe I should write for my hundredth post.
I thought of saying something about me and my blogging experience, how I would have never thought of getting to 100 posts so quickly and so on…
After I realised this would have been the most boring post ever! The most dull and predictable!
In the end I decided to “cook” something that you can not eat and to share a “special recipe“!
Before starting with the preparation you need to know that in my family, we believe that keeping a horse-chestnut in your pocket, or in your bag, during winter will keep the cold away from you, and you will be preserved healthily to face the winter – by the way it works!!!!
When I was walking through the park, I picked up a new horse-chestnut and I remembered something that I’d forgotten for a very long time. When I was little I used to grate horse-chestnut to make soap!
Desiccated Lavender flowers or other flowers such as rose petals
Peel the horse-chestnut, cut them in pieces and put them inside a very powerful mixer.
My childhood recipe was a bit different, we used to grate all the horse-chestnuts to make a very smooth cream. Today I decided to put the chestnuts inside a mixer and spin it fast but unfortunately the texture obtained is a bit more rough. If you have time, or you have kids who would love to prepare their own soap, I would suggest you go back to the “old fashioned” method.
When you are done with the mixer – or with the grater – you can add some flowers to give your soap a nice smell. The nuts don’t really smell like anything so I used a few desiccated lavender flowers.
The horse-chestnuts are not edible – clean your mixer well after using it – but these nuts are so beautiful that at least I could do something with them!