Category Archives: Obtain a Yield

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Petit Paradis – Soup de Jour – Miso

Well, I guess there are a hundred different versions of miso. This one was made from a stock of vegetable scraps and some bones from dinner. Carrots and celery chopped finely. Perhaps the last of the celery that we will … Continue reading

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The Last of March

The rains have come and I am grateful. Mostly because the days are sunny and delightfully warm and those overnight showers or early morning drops are ideal for the young seedlings and newly planted trees. I have also been re-potting … Continue reading

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Petit Paradis – Soup du jour – Cream of Vegetable

I was preparing sauerkraut late at night in the kitchen. I had some of the nice outer leaves of green, crispy cabbages from the Farmer’s Market and a few other bits and pieces that I really thought would do better … Continue reading

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A Chat Over the Fence

Sometimes, when time permits, I get to have a bit of a chat with our neighbour. Sadly I am often too pressed for time to get a job done and cannot really settle into a good, decent conversation. Today for … Continue reading

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Cardboard, Bananas, Skinks & Frogs

The rasping scream filled the corner of the garden and sent the neighbours dog into a barking fit. The scream stopped and started a few times and then stopped. I had heard it a few times before. It wasn’t human. … Continue reading

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A Shortlist of Trees

Further to the Plant List I have made a list of those species that do really well in our climate. No surprises to find that they largely favour a Mediterranean climate. Olives, Cumquats, Loquats, Macadamia, Chestnuts, Avocadoes, Apples, Tamarillo, Apples, … Continue reading

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Plant List for Tillellan

This list has been kept for about ten years now. I am moving it to its current, more easily accessible position, so I can review it given that I anticipate a mass planting occurring at some point this year during … Continue reading

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