Monthly Archives: April 2020

Bottling quinces

Quinces have always been a difficult fruit to use because they are tough to cut and prepare for use. So I have been particularly impressed with friend R’s harvest, preparation and then bottling process. A couple of weeks ago R … Continue reading

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Name change and reclassification of a common herb

Did you know that the herb Rosemary has been reclassified into the Sage family?  Thanks to friend K I found this out recently. Read here for more information. During my Science of Gardening courses last year I learnt that plants have … Continue reading

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Community garden

A couple of weeks ago I set off in the dark around 6am and headed for the Heemskirk Community Garden in the next suburb of Warrane. Members of the local community value the garden. It was well into development at … Continue reading

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The codling moth and drying apples

You have seen my pear slices drying in an earlier blog post and the process for the drying of apple slices is no different.  But in preparing the apples for the food dryer I learnt something new.  Whereas the codling … Continue reading

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A Rich Man’s House

A few weeks ago I finished reading the novel, A Rich Man’s House written by Andrew McGahan. The story line mentions Tasmania and my home town of Hobart, and it mentions Antarctica – all of this sentimentally endeared me to … Continue reading

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Supporting different communities

All of us are finding our way through these new constrained times. A time when personal confusion and high emotions can cloud our view of the world. Friend Mary decided to make a positive contribution for as long as it … Continue reading

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Letter from the Fat Pig Farm

Matthew Evans,  a food critic well known in the food industry on the mainland arrived in Tasmania almost ten years ago, bought a farm and set out to grow vegetables, fruits and animals for harvesting and then to establish an … Continue reading

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