Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mushroom season in Jamieson YAY!

Autumn in Jamieson is typified by several days of warm sunny days and cold nights, followed by a few days of rain and drizzle before fining up again, the perfect conditions for…mushrooming, and the Jamieson fungi foragers are out stealing … Continue reading

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Misko Salad under Autumn Vines

Easter in Jamieson is busy. Our house is always full of guests; the town is full of visitors. When the weather is good, our north-facing courtyard is great for entertaining. In autumn the bright yellow leaves of the golden ash, … Continue reading

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What can’t you do with a BBQ? Not much!

My gas BBQ finally gave up last week. After endless years of abuse, selflessly flaming, grilling and broiling on my back porch it finally said enough is enough, and collapsed. A couple of years ago whilst helping to judge the … Continue reading

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Quince – Sexy food for Autumn

  At last the sun has broken through the cloud after days of drizzle. Autumn has spread its pallet of colors across the valley; the lawn beneath our basket willow is now covered in a carpet of golden leaves. Also … Continue reading

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How to choke a television anchor

It was 6.50am on Saturday 2nd April at the AT&T Hotel in Austin Texas, and I was jolted out of my slumbers by the room phone. It was Jane King. She was in the lobby and I had slept in.  … Continue reading

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What’s new in the Pumpkin Patch

Welcome to my new blog. Arrived home to find the self seeded pumpkin plant growing out of my compost heap had yielded seven whoppers. It is autumn here in Jamieson. After a relatively wet summer, the grass is green (it … Continue reading

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