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Sat 30-Oct-10
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Seth, Are you sure you're not confusing jaffacakes with figs and fig leaves? smile

Or are you just cherry-picking?   big_laugh 

Here, have one of these ...  medicine, perhaps the thoughts will pass ....   runaway

 

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Persimmon recipes here BS.  Seth, thanks for the giggle!  Pantry indeed!big_laugh

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"Ta everso" TA. laugh

I found this one, which had some useful info and recipes - but good pics, too !

All I need now is to pluck up the courage to ask the owners if I can harvest their fruits ..... wink

Mind you, when we drove past yesterday, I thought that quite a few fruits on lower branches were missing - unfortunately that would mean:

"Excuse me, missus, can I pick some of your persimmons - I've brought my ladder!" - all in French, bien sur.  big_laugh

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brightspark said:

"Excuse me, missus, can I pick some of your persimmons - I've brought my ladder!" - all in French, bien sur.  big_laugh 


 

I'm sure you can do it!  I'm really not sure that I'd bother though.  Do you know what it tastes like?

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seth said:

Maggenpie went toEden , but did she eat the apple ?


 

No she ate two huge pieces of gluten free cake and suffered a sleepless night from all the sugar. doh

Ah, the price of glutony!

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Two pieces of cake?surprised Naughty girl!

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Toffeeapple said:

Two pieces of cake?surprised Naughty girl!


 

Put it down to the childish excitement of finding cake I can eat that I haven't had to bake myself. Mind you, it wasn't cheap so it was a very self indulgent treat.

By the way, they also sell the very best chips I've ever had anywhere, in pasty shop in the Link building between the biomes. I was carving in the Core building though, so I stuck to the yummy cakes. 

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wave Oh Ruth you are bringing back fabulous memories of my visit to Cornwall in the spring of this year.  I loved the Eden Project.

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wave Danast. If I'd known you then I could have caught the bus and used my local resident ticket to join you for a coffee.

I never visit Eden as often as I mean to. There's so much that most visitors never see, and its always changing. There's a secluded spot I love, around the back of the Core, behind the Spiral Garden, where there's a stream with its banks planted with irises and aquilegias. When they are out its the most glorious sight, and hardly anyone goes round there. Up on the opposite side there's a labyrinth enclosed in a structure of living willow. And I love the allotment gardens from around the world. Earlier this year I went with someone who read every educational board in both biomes. She loved it.

Of course on a dark, wet, cold winters day, just to sit in the tropical biome and make believe you're in the jungle is good enough!

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maggenpie said:

Of course on a dark, wet, cold winters day, just to sit in the tropical biome and make believe you're in the jungle is good enough!


 

Oh, I'd love to do that, especially this morning.

I'll try that again!

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wave  Have you got rain TA?  It is a beautiful sunny morning here.  Of course it would be now the girls have gone home.  roll_eyes

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Yep!  I can hardly see the houses opposite it's coming down that hard.  I have to go shopping too...

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Went to the Lost Gardens of Heligan on Thursday, and thought of maggenpie as we drove past the signs for Eden. I think Eden is terribly expensive.

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 There's a secluded spot I love, around the back of the Core, behind the Spiral Garden, where there's a stream with its banks planted with irises and aquilegias. When they are out its the most glorious sight, and hardly anyone goes round there. Up on the opposite side there's a labyrinth enclosed in a structure of living willow.


 

I didn't know there was anywhere that isn't overcrowded there. frown

 

We are friends of Heligan, which makes it much more affordable to visit several times a year.

 

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Yep!  I can hardly see the houses opposite it's coming down that hard.


 

Yes, the rain is my excuse for catching up on the forum this afternoon!

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As if you needed one!surprised

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wave  I often think of Heligan and the swathes of tulips in so many varieties that I saw there - quite breathtaking.

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