Monthly Archives: March 2020

Spikes of plants and spikes of humour

Thanks R for sending me Spike Milligan’s poem ‘Smiling is Infectious’ – we smile broadly or subtly every Thursday all day when we are at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and considering the current pandemic, his poem is apt.

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Not the RTBG but another garden

One of my fellow volunteers at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) sent me an email yesterday (Thursday) and remarked “ I know I’m not the only one missing our day at The Patch today, so very much.”  R continued “I … Continue reading

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RTBG The world is now a different place

Unless you were having a long sleep under a log deep in an impenetrable forest, you would be experiencing massive changes to the way you think and what you do each day as a result of the COVID virus impacting … Continue reading

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More donations of food and money; lots to be happy about

A few weeks ago I described a generous free venture started south of Hobart by friends R and A.  Fruit and vegetables that might otherwise have gone to waste now are collected from various properties and sold at the Wednesday … Continue reading

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A Seasol win

Last month my subscription started and I received my first copy of the magazine Gardening Australia, produced by the ABC. Towards the end of this information packed and extremely worthwhile issue was a competition. The task was to complete a … Continue reading

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Green tomato sauce

I keep giving you recipes with green tomato sauce.  Where did that sauce come from? A few mornings ago I set out to make green tomato relish. However, after much boiling and the addition of cornflour the mix failed to … Continue reading

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Savoury pumpkin with peas

I boiled brown rice, steamed butternut pumpkin precut into small chunks, steamed some frozen green peas, and reheated green-tomato sauce. The result is the following dish: As with the Patatas Bravas shown in the last blog post, the look is … Continue reading

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