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Hachiya, Winter and the Movie

Hachiya, Winter and the Movie

Curiosity got the best of me. This week I tried the heart-shaped Hachiya persimmon fruit. 

I allowed it to sit for several days to ensure that it was fully ripe.

Since the peeling was tough and came off easily, I removed it. The fruit was soft and sweet and reminded me of a mango in flavor and texture. 

The idea of baking something with persimmon floated through my head, however since I have yet to bake a single Christmas cookie and am still in the process of decorating the tree, I let that idea keep floating along.

And Mr. Non-Compliant isn’t a fan. I’d best stick with baking traditional goodies like chocolate chip cookies. Mr. NC tells me that Santa likes those best.

I don’t have the heart to tell him that chocolate chip cookies aren’t Christmas cookies…oh well.

As I look out my window onto Persimmon Street, I wonder if anyone who lives on that street has ever tried a persimmon.


Welcome Winter

It’s officially winter and the forecast for the next couple of days is right in line with the seasonal shift.

Lots of blowing snow followed by extreme cold.

Apparently, everyone in my neck of the Region is listening to the forecast. Thinking that I’d beat the crowds at the grocery store yesterday morning (around 9:00), I was shocked to find the parking lot packed and the lines so long that I couldn’t see the end.

After surveying the situation, I decided to revisit later in the day when I wasn’t trying to play beat the clock.

If you still need to shop, remember to view it as an opportunity to practice the art of patience.

Movie Update

For the record, the votes were split as to whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Since in my family the vote is 3:1, I gained a little ground with the 50/50 split.

Thank you for participating in this important process. We agree to disagree, or we agree, depending on which stance you take.

As you celebrate the season, savor the flavors of all the deliciousness that accompanies the festivities.

When it comes to the goodies, chose wisely and only eat it if it’s AMAZING! 

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

Be careful out there.

Much love,
Health Coach Carol

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” –-Edith Sitwell

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