Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat



 The first annual persimmon giveaway results, look how good your chances are.


 I put the names into a genuine nylon pumpkin I found hanging in a tree in the hills (really).


 I reached my paw inside and selected the winner.....


  and the lucky winner is Allison, congratulations !!! but wait there's more



  second and third place winners, Cinder and Ash. I've been thinking about all of you suffering the effects of Sandy, we  send our love. Cinder please give me your address, if you are without power, contact me when you can, these will keep. Thank you to all who participated, I always appreciate your visits here.

 I'm going to be dressing the shelves of my etsy shoppe with some new goodies s the day unfolds, I hope you have a chance to take a look.



By the way, Happy Halloween, love Ro & Jo

25 comments:

  1. Happy Halloween back to you and your shadow, Ro!!!!

    And CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winners--savor these persimmons and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!



    P.S. Okay, I have questions about persimmons...peel or no peel? Cooked or raw (I've loved them raw)? Pie? Sauces? with ice cream?? and brownies? Do you offer recipe tips, Ro-of-the-Orchard?

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  2. Oh well my recipe for this particular type of persimmon is wait til ripe peel and eat, then repeat. The bigger ones with the pointy bottoms, sorry I don't know the name off hand but wait til soft and jelly like then scoop out the centers and use for baking, favorite recipe hands down, chocolate chip, persimmon cookies. I'll send the recipe if you have those kinds of persimmons available. You can scoop them out and freeze them in batches too. They are good in bread recipes if you like zucchini or banana bread etc.

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. This new jewelry looks like IT is all ready for a Halloween party--bright colors--love it!!!!! And I'm smitten with those foxtails--your designs continue to amaze me. :-)

      Okay, I'm going to look for those persimmons you described because chocolate chip persimmon cookies sound INCREDIBLE. Wow!!!! I like the peel-eat-repeat advice, too. :) When it comes to fruit, the simpler the better, in my book.

      Thanks for the cooking tips.

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  3. Hmmmmm........me thinks persimmon shopping is in my future. Those cookies sound amazing!
    LOVE those foxtails:) I'm trying to stay strong as I'm way over fun budget. But I may just have to peek in the shop later.
    Congrats to the winners! And a Happy Halloween! Hope you have a ghoulish time:)

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    1. You need to get some at a farmers market Carlene, the cookies are SO good!

      A "fun" budget, I like that, thank you the fox tails were also "fun" and I was finally able to secure a model :)

      Oh, the lady at the postal center was dressed as a zebra, CUTE, not so ghoulish.

      xoxo

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  4. Yay! Second place is a good thing today!

    I am thrilled to know that I am going to be tasting your lovely Persimmons soon.

    Thank you so much for being such a generous soul.

    We didn't lose power. It really wasn't that bad around here.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the folks on the coast and the mountains in North Carolina.

    I'm glad you posted eating instructions! I needed to know.

    Love the new jewelry offerings. Especially love the necklace, beautiful stone!

    Thanks again. I will email my address to you.

    xo

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    1. Not too shabby coming id 2nd !

      I'm so glad you were unscathed, it looked pretty bad in places.

      Have a Happy Halloween!

      xoxo

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  5. Boo!

    First annual persimmon give-away....I am lovin' me the sound of that! ;)

    Peel, eat and repeat! Love that too.

    Congrats to all the winners. Carlene, I'm with you -will try to stay strong, but will absolutely peek later. Each new offering is a tasty morsel, indeed!

    Ro, your photo is so pretty with all the different colors. (If I could have any tail, it would be a fox tail!!)

    Cinder, I'm with you (you all I'm sure). My heart goes out to those on the coast.

    XO

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    1. Heee heee, I got it, BOO :)

      Gosh all heck broke out here when I went to list, this place was crazy all day.

      or a coyote tail, I like those too.

      Thank you birdie pie!! xoxo

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  6. Aw, Ro! You are too sweet. Just came home from a flurry of errands (yup, I actually left the cave) to see my name appear on your blog! I'm totally chuffed... and can't wait to taste one of your persimmons. Thank you very much! =)

    Happy Halloween, too! Our neighbors on the corner go all out each year--hang lights, hook up a fog machine, and dress up to the nines--and then chase kids down the street, pretending to steal their candy. By the time the kids reach our door, they're giggling and breathless and excitedly tell us about their great escape. It's a blast!

    Thanks again, Ro! =)

    xxx

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    1. Big congrats to Cinda and Allison, too! Aren't we lucky!! =)

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  7. Oh I'm jealous, I used to live in the best Halloween neighborhood EVER. I did my garden as a haunted house every year complete with growling dog sounds. All of our neighbors had amazing ticks and treats for the kids. We have a few college students here, thats it.

    ENJOY!!!

    I'll be sending treats tomorrow, congratulations!

    xoxo

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    1. Oh, best neighborhood EVER, alright. Sounds like it was amazing!

      Lots of cutie patooties turned up on the doorstep tonight...but boy I'm pooped. (Might have to have another candy to keep me going.) =)

      Hope you had a fun night.

      xxx

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  8. SERIOUSLY!!??? Hooray - I am so excited: I'll do those persimmons proud, I promise. I am thinking a dessert plate with brie and slices of those amazing fruits.

    Thank you so much, Ro!

    xo,
    Allison

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  9. I know you will enjoy them Allison, oh and brie, yes!
    You are so welcome.

    xoxo

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  10. Must comment on this batch of Jewelry. WONDERFUL!!! Especially Through the Looking Glass. You were so successful at creating an antique looking scientific instrument. Modern looking too. To me, an old optic instrument that miniaturizes rather than magnifies. Very magical & cool!!! Also the stunning Modern Antiquity pendant in your sold items. WOW!!! xoxoxo

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  11. Thank you Priscilla, I appreciate it, I thought the same thing when I worked with that stone, like viewing through the other side of a spotting scope.

    The Antiquity pendant to honor the night sky!

    xoxo

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  12. I live on the Jersey shore not far from Point Pleasant Beach and Bayhead. We are safe at our house. We just got power this afternoon. There is so much devastation at the shore.

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