persimmons

@winterose (39916)
Canada
December 24, 2011 2:18pm CST
I went to the Asian grocery shop yesterday and I picked up some persimmons, I had heard of this fruit but had never tried it before. I loved them. But since I never tried them before I did not know when they were ripe. They were orangey in colour and when I searched the net it said they should have a bit of a rosy color to them. Then they are soft and sweet. So I know for the next time. have you tried any new foods lately?
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@GardenGerty (80392)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Dec 11
The new foods I try and I make are not nearly so healthy, sometimes. I made an artichoke and spinach dip. Now yesterday I made a new bread recipe. It was good except the instructions say it makes one loaf. It rose up so huge, I know I could have made two. I used to pick wild persimmons at my grand parent's house, out in the field. They are only about 1/4 the size of Asian persimmons. They do taste good, but they also make you pucker. Merry Christmas, my friend. Enjoy the fruits of the season.
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@lilaclady (28277)
• Australia
24 Dec 11
I have never heard of these before, I wonder if we have them under a different name, were they sweet and do you cook them...
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
24 Dec 11
no persimmons are the name of the fruit apples are apples everywhere etc. I don't know if you could cook with them, maybe a pie but you would have to look up recipes on the Internet to see. We never got persimmons here in Montreal before but now that we have Asian groceries we get a lot of fruit we never got before. I really like them. I hope you can find a store that sells them in your area.
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@celticeagle (93442)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 11
i have never tried a persimmon. HAve heard of them. I haven't tried anything new or interesting lately. Taught my daughter how to cook hashbrowns and she fixed some and they were very good. She is quite the cook. I quit cooking several years back. She has become quite the cook. The turkey turned out very good.
@Hatley (132784)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 11
hi celticEagle someone say hash browns, they never serve them to us and they are my favorite thing for breakfast with e ggs over easy. they are not really easy to make as they have to be krispy for me and I used to have potaoes that had so much water in them. I learned to squeeze mostof the water out then fry and they came out really good nice and golden brown and crisp. I do not see why the cookds here cou ld not make them.
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@celticeagle (93442)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 11
it is funny how hard some make them out. To cook that is. I love anything with potatoes and have been teaching my daughter all my tricks for saving money. Potatoes are so yummy and you can make so many things with them. Soup, hashbrowns, steak fries, back, stuffed, etc. i live in Idaho and am a true spud. Also, we cook some thing here called sheephearder's potatoes. Yum!
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
25 Dec 11
that is wonderful that you had a great christmas dinner!
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
25 Dec 11
I love persimmons. Although I don't really prefer the ripe fruit. I like eating it when it's still a bit firm, nice and crispy. As no new foods, nothing really comes to mind for me. I haven't been adventurous enough to try anything new.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
26 Dec 11
thanks for your response, I like to know as much about persimmons as myloters can tell me.
• United States
25 Dec 11
If I ever see them I will get a few of them and try them. I like Pomegranates… that are really good. I love how they pop in your mouth.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
25 Dec 11
I lave pomergranate too at least I think I do it has been years since I have eaten them and they have such a sour taste lol
@Hatley (132784)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 11
hi wimterose oh persimmons love them but be sure they are really oragne and soft to the touch as if you bite into it before its throughly ripe it will pucker your mouth and tongue wow. oh they are so yu mmy when ripe, sweet and delicious too. I like'to make persimmon bread but now I am hjere at Gold Crest I have ni way to cook. they can be used in cooking. they are grown here in California too. they get cheaper later on in the season, really delicious fruit but must be ripe otherwise they are awful lol those here stay deep orange when ripe but very soft and juicy too. love them and when they are at their peak the prices are really good here in Ca.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
24 Dec 11
thanks hon for the info, persimmon bread sounds interesting