*Fuyu persimmons are delicious. They are the beautifully orange and rounder and squatter in shape then the more elongated Hachiya variety. The former is deliciously sweet and best eaten when it’s tender to the touch but not mushy (much like a pear), while the latter is rather astringent tasting unless it’s so soft that it can be eaten like pudding.
*Frozen blueberries are a good standby as they maintain a good bit of flavor and pop once thawed. When using either frozen pomegranate arils or frozen blueberries, I place the desired amount in a bowl in the refrigerator － if I remember － the night before. If I haven’t thought ahead, I allow the frozen fruit to sit on the counter for a few minutes or zap it in the microwave ever so briefly. Better to be a bit icy as they will thaw quickly when mixed with the yogurt and other ingredients.