It all changed when I tasted it.
With the texture of smooth silk and subtle tones of sweetness, I knew this fruit was one to treasure. Perhaps most like a cross between a mango and apricot, if I had to relate it to any other fruit...but still utterly unique.
Sadly, after I made my discover, persimmon season had ended, and they were no longer on the shelf. Before, I didn't know what I was missing, but now I did. I would have to be patient.
Imagine my joy when I spotted them, displayed proudly in a box: my patience, rewarded.
I'm sort of being reminded of the virtues and pay off of patience lately. Somethings are a long time coming. You wait, you hope, you dream, you desire. And then, all of a sudden, your dreams are unfolding, right before your eyes. Life is working out, the universe somehow coordinated things to provide you with another step on your life path. Yet, there's something about the waiting that makes it that much more worth it. It's the journey, not the destination.
Luckily, you don't have to wait long for these cookies to bake -- it will only be 25-30 minutes of your time. Chewy, wholesome, and perfect for holiday potlucks, the persimmon adds a complex sweetness to the cookie along with a burst of color. A special twist on the traditional oatmeal cookie, these are sure to please a crowd, or to savor yourself.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup millet flour
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey/maple syrup/agave
- 1/2 scant cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 persimmons, diced
Have you ever tried a persimmon? What's a food that you have tried, loved, and can only rarely find?