Jerusalem Artichokes and Australian Pears

Robin Boyle Family, Fruit, Recipe, Soup, Tasmania, Vegetables

My parents were poor but ate like kings, at least in terms of being well ahead of the times and eating things that would eventually become very trendy and costly in high-end restaurants. Jerusalem artichokes are one example: they once weren’t fashionable. However, for as long as I can remember, my father grew them. Certainly at Swan Bay he had …

Rhubarb Fool

Robin Boyle British, Dessert, Family, Fruit, Recipe, Tasmania

A check of the Internet shows that April 1, April Fool’s Day, is a very popular time for food writers to talk about the fruit and cream based dessert known as a ‘fool’. We have decided to do likewise. Elizabeth David, in An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, devotes several pages to the English fruit fool. Most fruit fools …

Life’s A Peach!

Robin Boyle Family, Fruit, Recipe, Tamar, Tasmania

Are peaches the most delicious of all fruits? I won’t answer that question as I can’t. Finding the perfect peach What I do know is that my father, George, grew the best peaches I have ever tasted. He didn’t really have to grow his own as he had free access to the stone fruits grown in the various Tamar Valley …

Special Experiences

Robin Boyle Berry Farm, Fruit, Produce-Supplier, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Thai, Wine

(Continued from: Jobs and a Family Catchup) Tasmania is known for the quality of its produce and there are more and more outlets willing to showcase what the State can do. While it is renowned for its berries, it isn’t really known for Thai cuisine. A showcase of Tassie produce Wednesday was our last day. We had arranged with my …