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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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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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RTBG Thursday 16th May 2019 – remembering

For my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) you can read about eggplant, garlic and feijoa here. In my second week, I picked olives, planted two different kinds of mustard under the olive trees, cleared out … Continue reading

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Preparing semi-dried tomatoes

Friend R has been hard at work preserving her recent crop of cherry tomatoes.  A couple of weeks ago R told me ‘I’ve just done some semi-dried tomatoes (our smaller variety, which were particularly successful this year).’ Cut in half … Continue reading

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Saving seeds from my Ukrainian tomato plant

Last October, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) held public sales of tomato plants. One that I acquired was labelled  Hurma Ukrainian.  It grows high and wide (is an indeterminate tomato) and develops large yellow tomatoes. The eating texture is … Continue reading

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Saving seed

I asked friend K about the best way to collect seed from tomatoes. After all, they are squashy and wet and, if left, may not dry out rather rot and grow mould. K learnt the following process from another – … Continue reading

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Patatas Bravas with green-tomato sauce

I had hoped to make relish but sauce was all I could manage. Red tomato sauce always looks appealing and dramatic. A green/brown mixture has no such appeal. Therefore, I’ve been giving a great deal of thought as to how … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 12 March 2020

The sky was patched with blue in places but often overcast during the morning.  A warm mid 20 degree day was forecast with rain expected at the end of the day.  Ah – the new normal. I can accept that. … Continue reading

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RTBG – 17 and 19th December 2019

What’s this, you may think?  When you notice two dates in one week, you may wonder what this means.  Remember the last post; it was about my new seed-sweeping experience. That was on a Tuesday.  Okay – so now you … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 28 November 2019 – post 2 of 2

After lunch next to the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I was surprised to see the developments in the area where previously concrete had been removed and a gabion wall had been built.  Now soil covered … Continue reading

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