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.)