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Other options for using non-astringent persimmons – part 5 of 5

When M gifted me the large bag of persimmons my mind drew a blank as to how I might use them other than munching as for an apple. On reflection I realised other options existed. My excitement grew as I … Continue reading

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A couple more persimmon recipes – part 4 of 5

This blog post introduces you to a salad recipe and a process to create savoury patties using non-astringent persimmons. Julienned persimmon in a salad To accompany savoury patties (see below) I chopped mushroom caps, cos lettuce, red capsicum, spring onion, … Continue reading

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More recipes for non-astringent persimmons – part 3 of 5

You may not be able to access non-astringent persimmons, so bear with me on this series of blogs. Perhaps there will be ideas here for use with other produce which comes your way. Below I have created recipes for jam … Continue reading

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Three ways to use non-astringent persimmons – part 2 of 5

When you are not munching away on a piece of raw fruit and enjoying its freshness you might choose to change your non-astringent persimmons by baking, pickling, or drying. I tried all three methods. Baking Four non-astringent persimmons were selected … Continue reading

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Persimmons – part 1 of 5

Today’s post is the start of a long tale of two Persimmons – two types of Persimmons.  Persimmon Australia clearly shows and describes the difference between the two.  In particular, I noticed the size difference. Some years ago I planted … Continue reading

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Bucks Horn Plantain

A couple of weeks ago K emailed and asked me if I could identify the weed shown below, noting she had seen it ranging ‘in size from a 10c piece to palm of my hand sized just smaller or larger … Continue reading

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Apple cider vinegar

Thanks to friend C’s Facebook I now know how to make apple cider vinegar. I thought this might interest you. The video, which you can watch here, was made by Hobart Herbalists without Borders. I am only familiar with clear … Continue reading

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