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Persimmon Colored Memories. A recipe for the orange-colored fruit One of my fondest memories is of having Persimmon cookies made by an adopted grandmother named Betty.

Persimmon Colored Memories

She had adopted my father when he was a young exchange student coming to America as a wide eyed 19 year old. Grandma Betty always smelled of powder, and would always spoil me with persimmon cookies. The texture of her cookies are something I still cannot recreate. It was the combination of walnuts, cinnamon and persimmon that made them heavenly. When Autumn came upon us here in Southern California, My mother used to buy persimmons at the Japanese markets on Sawtelle blvd. My amazing photographer Mel recently told me to freeze ripe Hachiya persimmons in the freezer for an ice cream textured dessert. Persimmons contain health benefiting flavonoid poly-phenolic anti-oxidants such as catechins and gallocatechins in addition to having an important anti-tumor compound, betulinic acid. Tastingtable. Fresh Mint Marshmallows. Mirrors/Ikea, Cart/Vintage, Cocktail Shaker/Urban Outfitters.

Fresh Mint Marshmallows

Today, our friend Arielle Vey is sharing her lovely apartment with us! We met Arielle through Instagram a couple years ago, and it didn't take us long to figure out how amazing her photography skills were. Oh, did we mention that she recently developed a new filter pack for our app A Color Story? It's SO good. Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies. Dec 07 Soft paleo ginger molasses cookies that taste like the holiday time favorite you know and love.

Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies

These grain free treats could just be healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? As in Day 3 of cookie week? Hump day just got even better. Espresso & Oat Truffles. © 2009 Green Kitchen Stories We have been really obsessed with different kind of sweets and truffles this last month before Christmas.

Espresso & Oat Truffles

We’ll promise to contribute with more proper dinner recipes next year! But while it’s still 2009 we continue our Sweets-Without-Sugar-Crusade, how sweet is that?! Oat Truffles are a Classic Christmas treat in Denmark, here we’ve made our version with espresso, rolled oats and dates instead of butter and sugar. Try them, they’ll make a perfect match to the Warm Christmas Glogg! Baobab, mango, mulberry and ginger bites – Henrietta Inman's Clean Cakes. It’s Monday and it’s looking a bit grey and wet outside, so here are some energy-boosting sunshine squares to boost you through today and the rest of the week.

Baobab, mango, mulberry and ginger bites – Henrietta Inman's Clean Cakes

These delicious bites are not only energy boosting, but super-skin boosting too. This is thanks to not only the skin-plumping good fats from cashew nuts, hemp and sunflowers seeds, but thanks to the amazing feel good fruit, Baobab! Baobab, I love to use Aduna, is rich in vitamin C, almost 50% fibre and higher in antioxidants than goji berries and acai berries. Vitamin C helps protect cells from oxidative stress, contributes to the normal formation of collagen in the skin and helps promote good skin health, not forgetting the antioxidant rich white mulberries, alkalising mango and immune-boosting ginger which is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Makes about 30 small square bites Drain the soaked mango and leave in a sieve for about 15 minutes to let excess water drain off.

One Banana Bread for Chocolate Lovers, One for Caramel Fanatics. Day 11 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: Know the rules—so you can break them.

One Banana Bread for Chocolate Lovers, One for Caramel Fanatics

Growing up in the American South, I was no stranger to etiquette (even if I occasionally often ignored it). Some rules of decorum—like using the terms "yes ma'am" or "no sir," and vice versa, as a way to politely address an adult, even a young adult—had to be sharply curbed outside of my hometown, lest I make every new non-Southern acquaintance feel like an old hag. Others, like always writing a thank-you note no matter how minuscule the gift, were golden tickets to spreading feel-goods with people later in life. In the spirit of that good etiquette, which transcends geography and era, we're sharing a few "rules" around gifts and giving—according to two versed experts on the matter.

Black Pepper, Fennel & Rosemary Biscotti Recipe on Food52.