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Kat in Katoomba

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Blue Mountains Seasonal Review
Seasonal Notes It's good to take stock and make notes every season. Fruit and Nut Network members Kris and Marnie share their experiences from different places. ...From the Mid Mountains  by Kris Newton My summer raspberries are really getting into their st...
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Great Strawberry Jam without Pectin?
Strawberry Jam Recipe by Marnie O'Mara   You can’t get jam to set without pectin of some kind and strawberries don’t contain this essential ingredient. Making strawberry jam get a good set is tricky, especially if you don’t want to make a mixed fruit jam or...
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A Potted History of the Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network
By Anitra Nelson, with updates from Anne Elliott and Kat Szuminska It started with The Fruit and Nut Tree Register The Blue Mountains  Fruit  and  Nut  Tree N etwork was started several years ago by Anne Elliott, as the Slow Food  Fruit  Tree Register. This...
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Mid Mountains Open Forest Gardens Day in review
by Kris Cervelle At the end of November, with the support of Slow Food BM, we held the inaugural    ‘Food Forest’ Open Day  in the the Mid-Mountains.   Six gardens took part (including the Mid-Mountains Community Garden) - some following ‘pure’ permaculture...
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Buying Fruit and Nut Trees
People often ask where to buy fruit and nut trees from. You can easily pick up Meyer lemons, Tahitian limes, lemons, mini dwarf trees to be kept in pots, and all manner of berries from Home Hardware in Katoomba. Along the highway in Faulconbridge the Fruit ...
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Autumn News: Jams at the ready!
Find ideas and events for Autumn and Winter, an outstanding saffron milk cap recipe, the Great Chestnut Challenge at Leura Harvest Festival in May, how to find the tastiest Apples and more all in the latest  Fruit and Nut Tree Network  Autumn/Winter Newslet...
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fruit file: Katoomba Plum Jam
In my backyard is the most self-sufficient tree of all time. A plum of some description with dark flesh and lovely weeping branches. I do nothing to it. I don’t prune it, water it, or fertilise it. All I do is ignore it. As thanks it fruits abundantly each ...
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Making Wild Cider
There have been a lot of windfall apples this summer in Katoomba. A few big gusts when the apples are ripe is all it takes, and the community gardens has a whole heritage apple walk full of trees, so the faintest waft brings down a whole fruitbowl full. So ...
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61 Countries are now taking part in the Open Government Partnership. A few snaps from Civil Society Day and the main Summit.
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OGP 2013
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