Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sneaky little sister plantings

Years ago I took some seeds from Mum's native frangipani and planted them. They have language to as baby trees for the last 3 years or so and I planted one out at my sister Kirrily's place last week.

Another two I have planted on the edge of my driveway and in 5 years somebody is going to say wow those trees are big what happened there?

And I'll just mumble.

Few people offer encouragement when I have a vision and I've only really got tree-planting wrong once in about 30 years.

When it's time to squeeze...

When you have a tree full of lemons that needs to be stripped it's time to pick whenever 10 kilo bag of lemons it's probably time to squeeze.

I'm sure I'll have a use for it probably lemon barley water in summer.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Glace oranges

Yes we can get fruit at this time of the year. So an excellent way to preserve citrus and in this case blood oranges is to dissolve three quarters of a cup of sugar and gently simmer thick slices of the oranges.

I also do it with Meyer lemons and just having them sit in the fridge for snacking is excellent. Sure sure sugar and all that.