Winner of Your Best Persimmons

February 13, 2013


Congratulations to hardlikearmour, whose Winter Fruit Salsa won the contest for Your Best Persimmons!

1. Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.
Something that definitely made an impact on me was my mom's cake decorating skills -- she always made us the prettiest birthday cakes. One of my favorites was cupcakes with a different buttercream flower on each one.

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2. What's your least favorite kitchen task?
It's a tie between hand washing dishes and cleaning out the refrigerator.

3. If you could only have one tool in your kitchen, what would it be and why?
That's an impossible question! I can use my hands for mixing most things, but what about chopping? I need a knife. Then what about cooking? I need a pan and something to stir/scrape with! I call foul, and will refrain from chosing. :)

4. What is your idea of comfort food?
Something warm and creamy and usually cheesy, like mac & cheese, cheesy polenta, or soft scrambled eggs. 

5. What is your greatest kitchen disaster?
I'm good at having my kitchen look like a disaster area! I tend to take on huge cooking tasks -- entire Thanksgiving dinners, crazy cocktail parties, or large cakes to decorate. Inevitably I fall behind on cleaning up after myself, then have a huge mess at the end of it all. Thank goodness for the advent of the dishwasher, or I'd be in some serious trouble.




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Fairmount_market February 15, 2013
Congratulations on another great recipe!
hardlikearmour February 15, 2013
Thank you!
TheWimpyVegetarian February 14, 2013
Really enjoyed the Q&A with you, HLA. Congrats again on a wonderful recipe. I can't wait to see persimmons back in the stores so I can make it!
hardlikearmour February 15, 2013
Thanks, TWV! Persimmon season is too short!
inpatskitchen February 14, 2013
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
hardlikearmour February 15, 2013
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
Midge February 14, 2013
Congrats hla!!
hardlikearmour February 15, 2013
Thank you, Midge!
Cristina S. February 13, 2013
Congrats on the win!
hardlikearmour February 15, 2013
Thanks, cs!
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hardlikearmour February 13, 2013
Thank you, KB!
ChefJune February 13, 2013
Congrats on the win. This salsa sounds so tasty to me. And really, truly seasonal. Have you put it over ice cream?
hardlikearmour February 13, 2013
I've not tried it with ice cream, but it could potentially work. I've mainly just shoveled it in my mouth with pita and lavash type chips.