I love the idea of harvesting natural foods myself and have a load of chestnuts. Some already in a chestnut and pumpkin suit that Mrs D made. What to do with the others? I'm minded to boil, peel and then cook with guineafowl. Also have a very large branch of fresh bayleaves - dozens of leaves. Think I recall in a Carluccio cookbook that you can wrap around kidneys (using a toothpick to hold in place) and the fry, but again welcome any thoughts. I quite like reverse cooking like this. Starting point being a surplus ingredient, rather than choosing a dish then buying ingredients.