Category Archives: holidays

Turning Sunburned Persimmons into Persimmon Butter

Blackened organic persimmons for 75 cents a pound vs. around $3 a pound? Sign me up because I’m making persimmon butter. Bought these from Kaki at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market. They told me the alarming-looking sooty skin wouldn’t affect the fruit and they were right. This and the galette I’m using it for are the [...]
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Guatemalan Christmas Tamales in Xela

When I was in Guatemala in December I had the extraordinary privilege of living with one of the best cooks in Xela, or anywhere, Dona Yoly. She was our host mom during our second week there, which, lucky for us, fell on Christmas. When I asked if I could help her make the Christmas tamales, [...]
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Happy New Year

We had a fantastic open house and invited many friends old and new. Everyone came and feasted on vegan black-eyed peas, rice, and greens, mini corn muffins with ham and mustard butter, fantastic desserts provided by our party co-host and much much more. We made wild sauerkraut to go with our black-eyed peas, rice, and [...]
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