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June harvesting

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the June 8th, 2010

I arrived back from the Good Food & Wine Show and went straight up to Dullstroom where I presented Jane’s Delicious Kitchen to the Jonathan Ball sales conference. Ceri had made mugs with pics from JDK on them – including a pic of me. Of course I’m calling it my mug shot . . . .

We stayed at Walkersons Country Manor and after I had made my presentation I had the afternoon free. IMG_1394
After all the busyness it was so relaxing to spend the afternoon walking amongst the lakes.
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After dinner that night we sat around a blazing fire playing 30 seconds. The best clue of the evening was “Monkeys in bad lighting” for Gorillas in the Mist! I also discovered a delicious winter warming drink – hot chocolate with whiskey. I can feel the whiskey purists grimacing, but try it before knocking it.
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One of my favourite TV shows is Grand Designs and the first ever Grand Designs Live show was held at the Dome at the end of May. I gave two talks there. It was a very cleverly laid out show. I find exhibitions at The Dome can be very confusing. Because of the circular shape, you can never quite walk it in a grid pattern, so you land up walking past the same stall five times and missing others completely. Grand Designs had an impressive pink tented entrance way, which provided a central focus point (sort of like CT’s mountain – you always know where you are . .) The circle was then divided into wedges, with each wedge containing grouped stalls under food, house, garden, etc.

Despite it being the first week of June, I am still harvesting beans, squash and a few tomatoes! I have never harvested these crops this late before.
Picking last night’s dinner!
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  1. avena jacklin said,

    on July 14th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    GREAT BIG GREEN THUMBS UP 😉

  2. Mark Roach said,

    on August 5th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Mmmm… We like our hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint liqueur – Cocoa de Menthe is what we call it 😉

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