Monday, August 30, 2010

Cool Climate Oranges!

Rose grows many things in her Hillwood garden, but an invitation to morning tea last Saturday was the surprise of the century when she matter-of-factly served freshly-squeezed Hillwood orange juice made from oranges not only grown but ripened in her orchard. It's a hot spot on the East Tamar more renowned for apples and strawberries. But oranges?  Morning coffee and "Cloud Nine" scones (made with baking powder and vinegar) seemed perfectly fitting on a sunshine-filled day. Tastes of things to come...


Justin Russell said...

Really enjoying your blog Hilary. How ironic that here in southern Queensland I have trouble growing citrus trees because of our heavy frosts but down in Tassie you're enjoying them in Cloud Nine scones.

Great article in Country Style, by the way. Artisan producers and innovative business like yours (innovative for Australia at least!) and the true way we'll be "moving forward" in this country. Keep up the good work.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

What a lovely treat !

Isn't it funny about oranges - someone told Tasmanian's they can't grow them.

Yet in Canberra where heavy frosts and sub zero's were the norm through Winter we grew heaps of them ???????

Blood Oranges do particularly well here as they don't grow as big as Navels or Sevilles.

Tracey from Central Coast Seachange said...

Cloud nine scones...doesn't that sound delicious. I too, saw you in Country Style and loved your gumboots. Where did you get them?
PS. Is that equivalent to asking a tv presenter where she got her outfit rather than commenting on content??

Hilbarn said...

Hi Tracey, happy to share - gumboots by Target!

Capital Wines said...

Saw your article in Country Style - gorgeous!

What a wonderful thing you are doing there

Tracey from Central Coast Seachange said...

'Gumboots by Target'. That's gold and better than some of the $200 ones I have coverted.

I just love looking at your photos Hillary, they remind me of the fruit produced near my hometown in NSW.

I was lucky enough to grow up with Bilpin Apples just up the road. My grandfather was a citrus farmer but unfortunately there were many stories of having to plow oranges back into the ground when there was too much supply. How times have changed?