Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Sexiest Fruit Alive

My fig tree is covered in a white net that looks like the terylene curtains still favoured as lavatory windows by the caravanning set. Without the net any fruit would have long since been devoured by the ever present hordes … Continue reading

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Saffron Mushrooms – Autumn Colours

Autumn is almost over in Jamieson.  The higher peaks now have a light dusting of snow on them, and while there is still plenty of autumn colour about the town, many of the trees are bare The leaves that remain … Continue reading

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The hottest chilli in the world is an Aussie!

When one thinks of chilli, one thinks of Mexico, Thailand, Szechuan and India, but believe it or not, a chilli producer in Australia has just produced the WORLD’S HOTTEST CHILLI! The fiery little plant took a circuitous route to find … Continue reading

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Science busts open the Dutch Oven

Ever wondered how the magical Camp Oven does its thing? Well Dr. Nathan Myhrvold has worked it out. Aside from establishing Microsoft Research, Dr Myhrvold  is no slouch in the kitchen, he was also Chief Gastronomic Officer for Zagat Survey. … Continue reading

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Jamieson General Store Under New Management!!

Congratulations to Leanne and Wayne, who officially took over the Jamieson General Store on Wednesday. After the closed sign was flipped over on the door, we joined them for a glass of bubbles. The General Store in Jamieson is the … Continue reading

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East of Eden – Yellowtail Kingfish!

The port of Eden lies in Twofold Bay on the south coast of New South Wales, just north of Cape Howe, where the coast swings west into Victoria.. Tall eucalypt forested hills drop steeply to azure waters, rocky headlands punctuate … Continue reading

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ANZAC day in Jamieson

The 25th. April is Anzac Day, which originally commemorated the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915. In years past, a handful of people would brave the chilly autumn pre-dawn and ‘stand to’ in … Continue reading

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Taco al Pastor inspires Pizza al Pastor

As the days get colder, the summer fruits reach the end of their harvest. My friend Joan Hamilton out at Emerald Park has been growing Tomatillos in her organic garden for the past couple of years, and she has been … Continue reading

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