• Marilyn Gardner Woods

lt's another glorious November...

Another delightful country-city contrast this first week in November...


Persimmons from Henry's (Lazy H) grove in Pauma Valley free for the taking now ripening in my kitchen. Lots of good things to do with Fuyu persimmons - just ask Martha Stewart - but my favorite is to dice them, add pomegranate seeds and crumbled goat cheese. Wow yum!



At Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego I could hardly resist this Pumpkin Pithivier. Before my visit, I didn't even know how to pronounce the yummy treat. (It's pee-tee-vee-YAY). About these, Martha says "Be prepared to be wowed when you take your Pithiviers out of the oven."




The Pithivier, which originated in the town of the same name south of Paris, is a luscious golden pie usually made by baking two disks of puff pastry and filling it with treats like apple or pumpkin. These were topped with fresh fruits. Delectable!


And my all-time favorite just debuted this week and requires no culinary efforts on my part - Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte. Walking distance from my house.



What's not to like about November? Either rural or urban, it's all good.



I don’t know what to say.   But at 4:30 in the morning, I’m pondering a Persimmon and wondering if I’ve ever met one.   Damn, Marilyn!   How can you find such glowing words about something I’d let sit in a bowl until the fruit flies passed out.  Not only that, but you have a recipe to share.   The description alone makes me want to eat the page, while I opt for the only thing in the refrigerator- a dry English Muffin. Do you really pick out pomegranate seeds just for garnish?   I thought deviled eggs with a dash of paprika was special. JW

PS. What's an oven?


Evelyn - I can’t wait. I eat those persimmons like apples! But when I grow up, I will make that pomegranate/goat cheese salad. For sure!


My mom used to make persimmon cookies! Tim


This tribute to persimmons is amazing! As a 7-8 year old, I remember climbing my Grandmother and Pa-Pa’s Persimmon tree in their back yard in Oak Cliff ! 

My cousin, Roger, and I would pick them right off the tree, and let their juicy goodness dribble down our chins and get our clothes all sticky

With their sweet juice😩👍Happy times- terrific memories❤️❤️Lou


We have persimmon trees on our 22 acres. Perhaps it's time to experiment...DI




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