“Tis the season to be jolly,
fa la la la la, la la la la”
Can you tell I’ve been listening to christmas music?
I’ve been particularly ‘jolly‘ about a certain fruit lately.
They are one of my all time favorite fruits!
Fuyus or Hachiyas. Don’t matter which one, I like them both! It’s a shame their only in season during the fall.
I recently got these fuyus, and they’re ginormous.
Here is one of them (on the right) compared to the ones I normally see at the grocery store (two on the left).
See the difference??
I’ve eaten so many I’m surprised I haven’t turned orange yet.
They’re almost as big as my face!
I also peeled and froze a hachiya persimmon from our backyard the other day to add to my smoothie, but I forgot about it
So instead I had this concoction this morning.
frozen strawbs + frozen bluebs + unsweetened almond milk + plain greek yogurt + blueberry muffin top pieces added on top
I think smoothies taste even better when it’s cold out. I was totally freezing after eating this, but nothing a hot cuppa joe-nog can’t fix.
Its really finally beginning to feel a little bit more like the holidays around here. The weather has slightly gone down to semi- Nov/Dec appropriate temps. And on Monday it may drop below 30F!! (i loveee the cold!).
AND my inbox has been stuffed to the brims with emails involving holiday baking and christmas shopping. Can you say online shopping?? And baking??
Every holiday season I bookmark recipes like crazy, especially since cookie, cake, and pie recipes are everywhere, but I never actually get around to making any of them. I’m hoping to at least make a couple this year..
During one of my study breaks earlier this week I made a quick batch of flourless chocolate walnut cookies that were simply amazing.
Crisp on the edges and chewy in the middle.
I halved this recipe and the only additional change I made was decrease the amount of powdered sugar by 1/4 cup (so i used a total of 1.25 cups). I’d recommend making the full recipe though because these cookies go fast! I also think they’d be amazing with almonds if you’re not really a walnut fan. Or if you’re just an almond fan, like me
I don’t think much more baking or online shopping will be happening around here for the next week and a half though. I have finals starting next week and need to really crack down on those books!
I may or may not be taking a hiatus from my blog for a bit because I have an overwhelming amount of things to get done in the next two weeks. So if i’m away for a while, you know why! Otherwise I’ll try to pop in to say ‘hi’ when I get the chance!
Have a JOLLY good weekend!