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Hoshigaki – The Japanese Art of Drying Persimmons

I call it serendipitous when I saw persimmons hanging like on a clothes line at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley last week. The timing was too coincidental as I had just been chatting with my friend Lakshmi a few days earlier about this drying technique, when she was sharing with me about a friend of hers who dried persimmons on a clothes line the Japanese way.

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Apple Salad with Super Seeds – Hemp, Flax and Chia Seeds

With apples a plenty nowadays it’s a wonderful time to use these delicious crunchy fruit in a salad. Here I’ve added thinly sliced apples to a mixed greens salad and gave it a boost of healthy goodness with a combination of super seeds such as hemp seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. All tossed with a store bought Ceaser dressing.

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