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Stuart Cameron, weed warrior

Georgina Adamson

Stuart Cameron is an imposing figure of a man, softly spoken and not seen much around town but more likely to be found on a beach or in a piece of coastal bushland doing what he loves best – learning about and caring for the flora of our coastal region. ‘Gardening’ the natural environment requires as much work as any garden to keep it healthy and thriving and free of weeds.
He has learnt a lot since he started … Read more »

Jack

Reviewed by Heather O’Connor
Jack
Marilynne Robinson
Virago Press $29.99

Recommended by Barack Obama as one of his top books for 2020. The rest of her fans have been eagerly awaiting this fourth in her Gilead series: Gilead, Home and Lila, each of which can be read as a stand-alone novel, but each is also an important part of the, not strictly sequential, series. Set in the late 1940s, the books centre on the Boughton and Ames … Read more »

The gardener’s palette

Keith Mundy

With the cooler months of the year here again, our gardens can become somewhat drab and uninteresting after a long summer so consideration should be given to adding some colour to the garden. Autumn is the ideal time to do this as transpiration rates are lower and, with the recent good rain, there is less stress on the plants through the planting process.
Colour can be added with the use of flowering plants or by plants that … Read more »

Gazpacho

Bhagya


If the weather ever warms up, this famous cold soup from the south of Spain is a delicious way to enjoy the produce from your garden in elegant style.

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 sweet onion
1 kg very ripe tomatoes
2 red capsicums
2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled
1 large clove garlic
Handful of basil leaves
2 tblspns sherry (or balsamic) vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
3/4 tspn fine … Read more »

Tomato Chutney

Linda Sang


A recipe I’ve used for years made more delicious if one is fortunate enough to harvest one’s own tomatoes or buy somebody’s hard work. Or even buy them from a supermarket – it’s all happening right now with tomatoes. This chutney is great with anything – tasty and zingy.

Ingredients:
5 kg ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded
and drained the night before 
(method below)
7 diced onions – chopped by … Read more »

Late summer harvest

The talk around the neighbourhoods and villages is that this summer has been slow to come. Not enough sunshine to ripen the figs. Too much rain splits the tomatoes. The season is late. Night-time temperatures remain stubbornly low. Despite the season’s vagaries there is still a wonderful abundance of fruits and vegetables available. The Triangle team celebrates this bounty with tried and true recipes.

Ruby Fruits
Georgina Adamson

I love this time of year with all the gorgeous seasonal … Read more »