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Persimon Fruit

I  may  be a fool or ignorant  if  I  say  I  that  Googled  “how to eat  Persimon.’   Yes,  but I just did.

So what?   But that’s how I wanted to make sure I  won’t  trash the part that should be eaten and eat what should be trashed.    Since New Year’s Day,  every time I see the Persimon fruit in our table,  I’d always say,   “how to eat Persimon,”  and my kids  would comment..  “Just bite it”   sounding  like, “hey mom, are you serious?”  “Ma, please..”    I know they  are  just  making  a funny comment but yeah seriously,  I  really don’t know.

In most fruits like apple, pears, chico and more, I always eat the skin  because this part  contains  fiber, except of course  the common sense of  eating pineapple and coconuts.

Anyways,  here are some informative  facts about  Persimon.

The persimmon originally  came from  Japan and China but it is now grown in Italy and other Mediterranean countries, the Middle East and the USA.

Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros.   In color the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety.  The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile.    Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses.

Fact Sources:  Wikipedia, WikiHow

Avocado Salad

My daughter prepares her own salad primarily  using her instinct  other than her source  online   without being conscious of  the  presentation and its  taste.

Salad doesn’t require an specific ingredient. It depends on your own  taste bud and how you want your salad is made.   Here is   our  avocado salad which she   prepared for  side dish using only a few ingredients.   We just put some olive oil and ground basil leaves for added flavor.

On a regular avocado salad,  herbal leaves like  basil, oregano, parsley and cilantro are included,  plus  Mozzarella cheese and sliced  onion,  garlic, and red wine .

I guess it works out for me and my daughter.  She trimmed  a bit and working out on some parts of her body that needs to be toned down.

Salad makes it more appealing with colorful ingredients like tomato cherries with green fruits  and fresh leaves.

Flavor enhancer that is Bagoong!

While my eyes feasted over different food  like  cold cuts,  salmon,  angus beef,  salad  and various dishes in a long buffet table at Chef Laudico’s Guevarra,    I  was more delighted  when I  found another  section   with   Bagoong,  eggplant and other green leafy vegetable.  Though  I  have a  lot  other  choices and  I  can quickly  cook   this at  home,   I  added  a portion  in my plate  as my side dish.   I just couldn’t  move on  the  long   buffet   missing  this  food  in   my   meal.

Panaligan’s and   Ernie’s   Bagoong  are among the special anchovies from Balayan.   The town  is known as manufacturer of  famous   Bagoong  in  Batangas..  Oh  I love Anchovies and I am being redundant here.   Okay!  Again,  Bagoong,  Anchovies,   whatever you may call it!

Bagoong,   Fish Sauce  or  Salted Anchovies are made of fermented fish and salt.  It may be stinky to other but   not  for me.  The  smell is heavenly.   It serves  as  flavor enhancer  in my food  that gives a  different  appetizing aroma.  It is perfect  with sili and calamansi.

My  children however find it stinky and would always  say   they   lose appetite when they smell it.    In my attempt   to have  them  loved  anchovy,   I  tried some recipes with this flavor but they didn’t  like  the  taste.  I guess their taste buds are just  different from mine.

Aside from anchovies from Balayan what I  always crave  for is Guinamos.   The last time I
had a bottle of Guinamos was like five  years  ago  and  I bought  it  at  Market Market.

Some may find it weird but I completely agree that  Guinamos  is  perfect  with  Saging na Saba.

Guinamos is  Fish  Bagoong  in Southern Visayas.

photo credit:    karlhans

Where can I  buy  Guinamos?   Hoarding  Guinamos  is not a crime so I will  buy a supply  to last  for a year or  two  just as long as  it  won’t reach   the expiration date.