Something that I always had growing up was a good fruit bowl. I first realized I had taken them for granted when I got to university. In hindsight, the lack of vitamins probably exacerbated the incessant greyness of the Kingston winters. Most of my favourite fruits happen to be summer fruits (probably because I love all berries) however, my two all time favourites are actually pomegranate and persimmon.
I’ve never tasted a persimmon cooked in any way that was as good as a ripe fresh persimmon so I decided to just compliment it with some feta cheese, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette. I finish the plate with a bit of basil.