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Attempts at apple vinegar making

Previously I wrote a blog post with a link to a video which explained how to make apple vinegar versus cider.  You can review that video here. In response to my posting, friend C sent me photos of her attempt … Continue reading

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Everyone is ‘crumbling’

Previously I have showed my fruit based ‘crumble’ desserts and, in these early winter days, many friends have been baking their own. Friend J submitted her recent delectable success story – made from four of the apples from my tree … Continue reading

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Green tomato sauce

In the month of June in cooling Tasmania, tomato plants should not be growing and flowering but so many of my cherry tomatoes were. From experience, I remember this has always happened and I have let them continue to flourish … Continue reading

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Apple pie

What could be more comforting than apple pie at this time of the year? Our Hobart days have been gorgeous to look at –blue skies and sunshine on most days– but the cooling air has often meant rugging up when … 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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More on the codling moth and Tasmania

Friend M alerted me to past Tasmanian history and the codling moth. She told me ‘Tasmania, and I guess some other states, had a Codling Moth Act, 1880 I think. It was very brief only a few paragraphs and printed … 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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RTBG Thursday 9 January 2020

I was grateful when K offered me a lift to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). This gave us both a chance to emote strongly about the expected joys of being back volunteering in the Food Garden after the Christmas … Continue reading

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