We West Coast editors could not resist including a video about
persimmons in our last issue before retiring. Through the past five years, persimmons and persimmon
trees have inspired us. We love the glorious orange globes that hang on the tree’s limbs almost
into the winter, the last fruit of the season. The image fits exactly with what we’re doing in this
magazine by showcasing the talent and creativity of women over sixty
The video was made by Joy Krauthammer as she watched her friend,
Edith, dry the hachiyah persimmons that came from the small tree in her yard. We thank her for sharing
it with us.
Joy Krauthammer is a performing percussionist, poet, photographer, publisher of Joyous Chai
Lights, PR consultant, sound healer, spiritual guide, gardener, and visual artist. In Los Angeles
she leads women’s life-cycle and healing rituals. She directed Jewish Women’s World, the
educational program for a consortium of Los Angeles synagogues.
As soon as I saw this recipe on Facebook, I rusehd into my kitchen, grabbed
my last two ripe Hachiya persimmons and my trusty So Delicious coconut milk
beverage, and went to work creating this smoothie. I kid you not when I say
that this was the tastiest smoothie I've had in a very long time. Now all I
need is one of those fancy-schmancy glass straws! :)
15 May 2012, 10:23
A very clever & informational video. Thanks!
18 Apr 2012, 10:20
Wonderful work! Enjoyed it so much; am sharing it with a daughter who does
17 Apr 2012, 08:20
It pleases me greatly to read that Persimmon Tree readers have enjoyed the
U Tube, Persimmon Drying With Edith and Joy. Thank you for sharing YOUR
thoughts and appreciation, and to Persimmon Tree for including my first
ever U Tube.
I've checked Edith's persimmon tree and the new fruit blossoms are forming
this week for the fall crop of Hachiyah persimmons. It was so much fun for
me to play with the slices after they were dried. I held them up to the sky
to be part of the universe, placed them in flowers to become orange petals,
and even Zeroxed them and submitted the Zerox to a fabric designer. Best of
all is that I ATE THEM. The persimmons are so delicious. They also freeze
Tomorrow dear Edith enters her 90th year, and yesterday was planting
tomatoes with her own compost.
For my short story on My Friend Edith, A Short Ride To Heaven, see
BlesSings to plant and enjoy the fruits in the garden.
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