My wife and I are inviting friends over from their new home in Niles this weekend; now that school will be out for two weeks Sunday works out okay.
They recently bought a home in Niles Fremont off of Easterday. We live in a Parkmont home in Fremont, so it's never too far to go for a quick visit, and instead of us going over there for their open home in Niles, we decided to have them come this way.
I will be making brick-fired pizza from a home made brick/Weber BBQ fueled by an industrial propane burner. It's a guy thing and another story all together. Pizza may not really say Christmas, so we needed something a bit more seasonal. Ah ha! Persimmon pudding for desert.
For those of you who may not know about bread puddings, they happen to be one of the very best concoctions known in the culinary world. Fortunately for us persimmons grow very well around many homes in Niles. One week ago, I hired my 7 and 8 year old to aid in nabbing some Hachiya persimmons, the kind you have to let ripen a bit off the tree first before eating. So one morning, before school, we picked 10 persimmons and left them in a box. Now, the persimmons are ready. Today, they will each scoop out a Hachiya persimmon as part of their lunch. As for the pudding? Let me know if you want the recipe. But, ask me how they were on Monday first.
In regards to Niles real estate, homes in Niles are decreasing in inventory which is brining the home prices up a bit. (see chart below). You can also see new homes in niles here. http://www.tricityhome.com/Fremont-Newark-Union-City/niles.html
Homes in Niles are going fast, so if you were thinking of getting one, now is the time. Oh, and don't forget to get a persimmon or two while you are at it.
by Jeff Pereyda
by Jeff Pereyda