Tea biscuits with persimmon and chocolate flakes

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The other day I was going through a farmers market in our neighborhood, I saw some persimmons and I felt (a lot) nostalgic for the Greek warm autumns and their juicy fruits. So, I definitely had to do something with these persimmons.And since, here in Amsterdam, I am a self-proclaimedambassador of every flavor of teas, I thought that it would be nice to make some persimmon biscuits. Because, we all know that the tea-biscuits combination is a love at first site.

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Ingredients (make 20-22):

:: 250 gr. of raising flour

:: half of the baking powder portion

:: 50 gr. butter

:: 2 persimmons

:: 50 gr. chocolate flakes/sprinkles

:: 100 gr. brown sugar

:: 1 egg

:: a little cinnamon

:: 1/4 teaspoon salt


Peel the persimmons and chop them finely. In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except the flour) to create a uniform mass. And then slowly add the flour. Your dough should be neither too damp, nor too dry. Allow it to stay for half and hour in the refrigerator and at the same time preheat the oven to 150 °C.

Make small balls and press to make them flat. Place them on a baking pan, covered with baking sheet and bake them for 10' at 150 °C and for more 10' at 180 °C to become even more more crunchy externally.

Make a big cup of tea, roll under a blanket, sprinkle the biscuits with a little more cinnamon and enjoy them while warm!

For more recipes, you can find all of them here and choose one depending on the ingredients or type of meal you want. Happy cooking! :)

Playlist: Fire walk with me, vol. 1

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How the fire feels while burning? A chance to burn whatever you want to leave behind and return later to collect the ashes more ready than ever , but also the opportunity to see yourself burning with feelings and experiences. "Burn your fire for no witness, it's the only way it's done."

{ This playlist is made by "When Harry met Julia", find all of them here }

When Harry met Julia: The Story

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I guess that you have already took a look (and a hearing) at the the ingenious playlists by "When Harry met Julia" duo here at the blog. right? When I asked from them to share their wonderful playlists with all you, I knew exactly what I was doing. These pals exchange thematic playlists for years now. And all started back them when we were young at the first year as undergraduates. I will let them narrate their story...

How well can go a proposal that contains the word "gamato" (aka fetch in Greek) in it?

Apparently when Harry suggested Julia "something gamato" before leaving from Athens, that night at Thision, nobody expected that  they would spend their entire student life together with this idea. One package every month, a themed cd, one letter and them in both roles of thesender and the recipient. These with a long letter full of news and confession of the things that happened within these 30 days. That and the things that they forgot to mention when talking on the phone, or was it on purpose so that they could write them down on white papers, sprinkled with the their smells? And like this, at the end of each month, while sticking the last stamp, they were trying to express what they hoped, feared or hid most in their lives described better with melodies than with words. And the distance between them was never a obstacle. And when Heraklion gave its place to Aberdeen and Athens to Lyon, their communication and expression was even more reinforced.
And when they were in the same city again and they could smell clearly the other one, to whistle nonstop the melodies that haunted their unconscious for days and to stand for hours together in the same concerts, they lost the roles that had all these three and a half years.
Fortunately, Debbie came with her freshness and her colorful site to resurrect the music and (most importantly) our memories, through 70+ cd that will be uploaded online and updated they will find their place in the background of your letters , perfumes and confessions.
PS. Aren't they perfect? So perfect that they started playing like proper DJs in various bars in Athens. I will announce their future events obviously. Right? xo

Are you in for NaNoWriMo?

Hey did you know that November is the National Writing Month (for Americans)? I live in Europe, but it's fine cause if it's for books I can embrace the celebration for me too.

I had the great habit of writing my own stories for a lot of time and I feel that I want that habit back. The last years of my collage life were really hectic (busy living and stu-dying), but now I am a graduate so, boom, I'm back in the game. So yes, I will participate for sure, I signed up today. A lit bit late , but better late than never.

Curious for what I am going to write about? I am between 2 children's books, one about cooperation and team work and another one about how to handle loss. I guess that I have to choose one, today or tomorrow, so that I can start writing.

So, are you in? If you are (please please say I do), write your username in the comments below so that I can see what you chose to write about. Mine username is inwhirlofinspiration (so creative).

Catch you on the flip side guys. xo