Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Thursday, June 3, 2010
An apple a day
The Huon Valley is at least part of the reason that Tasmania was once known as The Apple Isle. While falling prices and diversification into other areas of agriculture have reduced the number of orchards here, apples and pears are still grown widely. There are lots of stalls by the side of the road where an 'honesty system' prevails - you put $3 in a tin and help yourself to a bag of the freshest, crispest apples around. I have literally been eating an apple a day. This stall is on the edge of Franklin and their produce is great. And great value. On tonight's menu - roasted apples with cinnamon and double cream.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.