There’s more to orange than autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins…persimmons are ripe! And these charming, rather ghost-like kitchen gadgets by Hogri seem delighted!
Halloween Approaches! October glows orange everywhere I look. Liquid amber and pistashio trees flaunt russet-hued autumn leaves. At the farmers markets, Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons pile high beside brilliant orange peppers or dangle temptingly conspicuous on neighbors’ trees. Fat pumpkins lie ripe for the picking in fields edging Sonoma county’s highways…slowing traffic to a crawl…as drivers watch kids [read more…]
Did you celebrate Valentine’s Day traditionally with chocolates, red roses, and/or a romantic candlelight dinner? Bill and I aren’t much for rituals, but we do enjoy treats and desserts on special occasions. My sister, Victoria, had given us some lovely ‘Hidden Rose’ apples for Christmas. I had saved the last 5 for a baking project.
Victoria sent us an apple crumble recipe to try, but I decided to improvise [read more…]