Monday, January 28, 2013

I just don't know what to do with these!

My husband is a Wildlife Biologist, specializing in Ornithology, a certified Arborist, a Wetland Scientist, among other things, such as a Carpenter, Hunter, Fisherman, Trapper, and an all-around Mr. Fix-it - in addition to a wonderful cook. (Yes I know, I am EXTREMELY lucky and very grateful!) So, I rely a lot on him in identifying trees, fruit, berries, birds, etc. I find here at Magnolia Holler.

Some interesting finds include, PawPaws, Persimmons, and Smooth Sumac.   He says you can boil and steep the berries of the sumac and make lemonade-I haven't tried this, so I'm not sure if it's true or if he's pulling my leg (which he loves to do)! I also missed the harvest for the PawPaws and Persimmons last Fall.

But honestly I'm not sure what to do with them, except eat them raw.
Any suggestions!


  1. I have some recipes for persimmons on my blog. I've done a fudge, muffins, and a bread from them. Just don't try to make a jam (ick!)

    1. Persimmon fudge! OH, I'll have to try that, I have a real sweet tooth! Muffins and bread too, it all sounds wonderful! This is terrific, Thanks so much!!!