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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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May 15, 2006

the persimmon tree

I have an ancient persimmon tree, it must be one of the original fruit trees from the orchard that was once here - it is truly gorgeous looking, especially at this time of the year - when the fruit is a glorious deep orange and the leaves have all fallen to reveal the sharp, angular branches. It is even more picturesque when the black choughs are pecking at the fruit.
However, this year, I have been madly trying to beat the birds to the fruit - I have actually found some people who actually like to eat them! I had an elderly german man knock on my door this morning asking if he could pick some * sure I said, help yourself! my mum loves them, so I sent her home yesterday with a bag full. They are not ripe yet, apparently they need to be really squishy before you eat them otherwise they leave your mouth furry. I have a recipe for persimmon chutney which was given to me by an old lady, written on the back of an envelope and I have found some delicious sounding recipes on the internet, none of which have been tested by me (as yet). - the chutney recipe is posted at FLORENCE'S COOK BOOK *


Blogger gena said...

I love the internet for this kind of thing! persimmon fruit growing in your yard! how amazing! I am sitting in my little kitchen looking out at the bucketfuls of rain lashing down on my garden,but in my mind I am seeing a sunny day in Australia and Ms Robyns persimmon tree!

8:01 pm  
Blogger Holly said...


I have so missed you while on my self imposed internet sabbatical! I'm so happy you're feeling better (I read back so I can catch up).

Now I want to go buy a persimmon tree (or more likely a lemon/orange/lime) for my yard.

10:34 pm  
Blogger QueenConch said...

You have such different fruit down there, the persimmons tree looks loaded and it looks so good! Are you going to try making the cake? Our household favorite is my chocolate Zucchini bread(more like a cake than bread)and it uses up some of those big zucchinis that have been hiding in the garden!

12:37 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

I have never seen a persimmon tree before,nor have I ever tasted one! But the recipes sound good,and I don't think I've met a fruit yet that I didn't like! Take that back I don't like mangos!!

1:33 am  
Blogger mrspao said...

I have never come across a persimmon before either - the tree looks amazing.

4:09 am  
Blogger Carol said...

I also have never heard about nor have I ever seen such a tree before. It's very beautiful!

9:41 pm  

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