Today was a somewhat stressful day for me. Nothing in particular happened. I just let stuff get the best of me. As I stood in my kitchen, distressed over my lack of attention to the emptying cupboards, I noticed the beautiful persimmons ripening on my counter. I had a recipe for persimmon cookies open on my browser for days and decided to finally take a crack at cooking with this mysterious fruit. And what better way to renew my sense of calm than with the sweet smell of baking.
Like I said, I’ve never cooked with persimmons before and I was excited to embark on this new adventure in the kitchen. I found a simple recipe on AllRecipes.com.
I made a few changes, as I always do. Nixed the cloves. Cranberries instead of raisins. I wish I had forgotten the walnuts but I’ve got more fruit so I’ll go that route with the next batch.
The end result…warm, delicious bites of serenity that I have to share and enjoy.
I’m not sure if it was the baking or the two cookies I ate, but I do feel better. Thanks to both!