"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR OF CREATIVITY & FRIENDSHIP!
Looking forward to spending 2024 with you! Susan Elise
I have read it before (a long time ago) but I read it again recently (as in just finished) and wanted to recommend it as a relaxing nostalgic read ~ just right for the holidays.
My persimmons are getting softer every day and this is the best time to use them in your recipes. You can find any number of recipes online, just type in persimmon recipes. You can find the recipe that I have been using for several years below. (And, yes, I have been calling myself Susie Persimmon because I have had so much fun recently spreading the word about this delicious fruit!)
As you all know Alan and I have three persimmon trees in our backyard. My sister, Sarah, was with us at Thanksgiving and I sent a basket of persimmons home with her. She lives on the intracoastal waterway in Coinjock and had a friend stop by on his boat recently ~ on his way to Florida. She gave Captain Clark several persimmons to take with him. This is a picture of his creative dinner with those yummy fruits!
He texted Sarah "I am going to try something new to me! We are baking 2 chicken thighs with assorted vegetables, so I quartered one of the persimmons to put in with everything. Mushrooms, onion, garlic, rosemary, peppers, tomatoes, chicken and the star ~ Persimmons!"
And, from Captain Clark after eating ~ "The persimmons are absolutely spectacular! Soft and delicious! You must try this dish! But keep it a secret! Otherwise everyone will know and Persimmons will be hard to get! Haha!"
"If we want to live wider and deeper lives, not just faster ones, we have to practice patience -- patience with ourselves, with other people, and with the big and small circumstances of life itself."
~M. J. Ryan