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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Happy Homemaker?

This week found me cooking turkey soup from homemade broth on Monday, and last night I made zucchini bread for friends while boiling chicken for my cat. This morning I went out and picked another four bags of persimmons. It's been an oddly domestic week. On the plus side, against all odds, the zucchini bread turned out well. I ran out of flour and made an emergency run to the store at one minute to ten. They locked the door behind me as I left. I also ran out of vegetable oil, but substituted with extra virgin olive oil, and the bread seems none the worse for it, so that's good. In all the other fuss, I completely forgot to add the pineapple, but the extra zucchini I had shredded seemed to make up for that missing moisture. Friends and neighbors will receive a loaf in the next few days in their adorable little holiday loaf pans.

But seriously, the persimmon tree is out of control. I've picked nine bags to date, and the one branch that hangs over my fence is still dripping with persimmons. We won't even talk about the waste that is happening on the rest of the tree. I'm hoping to finish picking tonight or tomorrow morning, but I was too late for work to keep going.


  • Obviously bring the persimmons to Fair if you have no other plans for them. I think extra virgin olive oil is an adequate sub for vegetable oil in almost any recipe.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 10:38 AM  

  • Somewhere out there is a recipe for persimmon bread that tastes like extra-moist gingerbread. I'll see if I can find it.

    By Blogger SandyJ, at 12:17 PM  

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