beautiful candied #shibukawani (#渋皮煮) candied chestnuts, homemade by an excellent cook/baker friend of mine, who sends us jars of these beauties every autumn as her family's chestnut tree produces impressively large and sweet nuts.
making shibukawani is a daunting project that requires a lot of time and care, which is why they usually come with a hefty price tag at the store - but they are oh so good! i've never attempted to make them myself, and frankly, i really don't know what i did to deserve such a special gift every year. all i can say is THANK YOU to T for the delicacy.. they are being much appreciated and treasured in our house. cxx