Monday, November 26, 2012

Late November Harvests

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Due to the rapacious forces of chicken and snail, our vegetable garden isn't looking particularly impressive.  Robb is busily designing a fence, and we hope to get this under control soon.
However, all is not lost.  We still have our persimmons.  Although the tree dropped a huge amount of fruit this past summer, we'll still get a decent crop. 




Our Fuyu persimmons are best eaten when firm, and our fruit is just reaching ripeness.  Slightly hard fruit is great for baking.




We really should branch out and make other recipes, but this frangiapane (almond paste) persimmon galette is just too good not to repeat.




During all the years that Robb and I lived in apartments, I dreamt of having a modest little orchard.  Now that we actually have our own tiny home and fruit trees, I just cannot believe my good fortune.  We're able to enjoy fresh-from-the-tree fruit, and we can share it with our friends and neighbors.  What could be nicer than that?

(To see what other gardeners are harvesting this week, mosey on over to Daphne's blog.)

9 comments:

MandaBurms said...

OOOh I am green with envy at your persimmon tree. WOW what a crop! Mine was just planted this year and I can hardly wait till I have just one.
Love Leanne

K said...

When I lived in Japan they would freeze their persimmons, cut the tops off, and scoop it out like a sorbet. It was so good!

Michelle said...

The persimmons are beautiful! The tart looks delicious and I can't think of a better way to use the persimmons than that.

Bee Girl said...

Your persimmons are gorgeous! And really, if you find something that works, why change it? :-)

Kristen said...

I finally discovered that what was touted as the Israeli delicacy 'Sharon Fruit' is actually just a delicious but mundane persimmon. I love them! I'd never tried one before I moved to London, not sure why. I think because enough friends in the States had told me they were disgusting (Ryan in particular once told me a story of them falling off the tree in his front yard and them hitting them with baseball bats, making an enormous squidgy mess) that I just assumed they were either nasty or inedible. I was a bit startled by the clear, firm gel components at first but now I seek them out. Ohm-nom nom nom.

Norma Chang said...

I am sooooo jealous of your tree ripened persimmons. I do not have a tree, but when in season I buy by the case and freeze for later enjoyment. Do you freeze yours?

diary of a tomato said...

How luxurious, to have enough persimmons to make a galette out of! I remember my mother's persimmon trees, and how she'd tie paper bags around the fruit to keep the birds from them.

Stefaneener said...

Aaaagh. they look FANTASTIC.

Envy envy envy.

Didja get the berries planted?

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