Monday, October 25, 2010

The Other “P” Words of Fall

I bet you think the only foodie word synonymous with fall is pumpkin right?  Well, I promised I wouldn’t do another pumpkin post – at least this season, so I present to you, my other favorite fall “p” foods. 

Persimmon and pomegranate!

‘Tis the season for two other wonderful flavors that let us know that the their is reason to say good bye to the berries and hello to the fruits of fall.  I made a stunning salad and main dish last night featuring the other ‘p’s of fall.

Arugula, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad

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Topped with Balsamic Vinaigrette)

I deiced to take it up a notch and play with the presentation.  I added a few squash blossoms from the Farmer’s Market.  Ah, much bettah!

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Baked Wild Caught Cod with Persimmon and Pomegranate over Edamame Succotash  IMG_2020

This probably could have used a bit more seasoning or a vinaigrette, but still was a simple and delicious way to showcase fall. 

Wine pairing:

Hayman and Hill Chardonnay

Hayman & Hill Russian River Chardonnay 2008

This was a refreshing chardonnay for our ‘patio weather’ evening.  The green apple flavor went well with the “fall-ish” fish and salad.  It was very light on oak (if any at all) but almost finished with a small hint of vanilla.  I must say, I think as the weather keeps cooling, I’ll be saying good bye to whites, and this was a lovely way to say farewell. 

Needless to say, I’m enjoying the flavors of fall.  So much so, that I’m prepping the ingredients for apple crisp when I get done with this post. 

Have you tried a persimmon?  What are your favorite flavors of fall?

I tried my first persimmon a few years ago, and loved it!  I didn’t expect it to be so sweet. 

We have a busy a week so I need to stay organized.  My list for today includes:

  1. Power Yoga class at the gym  (my first time trying my gym’s yoga)
  2. Make yummy apple crisp
  3. Groceries
  4. Laundry
  5. Halloween prep (costumes, get candy, etc.)
  6. Back to club for Monday Night Football Happy Hour

Off we go!

3 comments:

  1. I don't think I've had a persimmon before!

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  2. Love persimmons and I'm so glad they are in season!! I like to put them into a salmon salad with greek yogurt and walnuts or asian chicken lettuce wraps :) Your salad looks wonderful!

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  3. I haven't ever tried a persimmon. But boy do I love goat cheese! :)

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