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Persimmon Sorbet

Persimmon Sorbet

The persimmon fruit starts its life as very discrete white flower about the beginning of June. By the middle of November some are starting to ripen and being burst open by birds, and in 2015 being feasted on by the glut of Asian hornets (Vespa velutina). This poses a problem as the Persimmon ripen slowly … Continue reading

Apricots harvested

Apricots harvested

All the apricots have been recovered from the trees, well actually tree, the one in the front garden gave virtually no fruit.  The one in the back garden gave us only about 5 or 6 kilos.  This year there was no problem with what to do with them.  A split with our neighbour Annie giving … Continue reading

Broad beans, for the love of baghali polo

Broad beans, for the love of baghali polo

The vegetable patch in the garden has been planted to provide us with some of the vegetables that we use a lot, or are more convenient to have close at hand, or are difficult for us to buy locally .  I plant broad beans because I can never  find broad beans which are sufficiently large in the … Continue reading

I love my quince tree.

I love my quince tree.

One of the first trees we planted was a quince, quickly followed by a second one just in case the first did not make it.  I am particularly fond of the first one.  It is a more compact little tree with round fruits.  The second quince is a different variety with a more elongated shape and more … Continue reading

Last persimmons of the season

Last persimmons of the season

The fruits of my labour in the garden are an incentive whether they are a vase of flowers or new potatoes from the potager.  They also maintain a connection with the changing seasons. Today I noticed I was down to my last eight persimmons.  These amazing fruits ripen as winter is coming on and in … Continue reading