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Karaka

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus)

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus)

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) is an endemic New Zealand tree with glossy evergreen leaves. The pulp of the berries is said to be edible, while the raw stones are toxic (cooking them long enough apparently can make them edible — I think I will give them a miss).…

Bonsai

Bonsai Apple

Bonsai Apple

At Saturday’s “Whau Chinese New Year 2015” event the New Zealand Chinese Bonsai Society displayed some of their pieces. This apple tree laden with fruit was my absolute favourite. The apples were about the size of large cherries. (“Do not touch” …)…

The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

While some of us subscribe to the motto “Let us eat cake”, this sentiment is by no means universal. Here is Mrs H’s creative alternative to a birthday cake for our good friend Ingrid.…

Loquat

Loquat

Loquat

At this time of year the yellow loquat ripen, beautiful yellow, especially on a blue sky. …

Zwetschgenkuchen

Zwetschgenkuchen

Zwetschgenkuchen

Damson plums are not commonly available in the shops, maybe they are too oldfashioned? I have seen them advertised on rare occasions on roadside signage in the countryside. The Auckland Swiss Club has connections to a grower in Whakatane and organised a supply for us.…

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