Fringe fever – Adelaide is buzzing

Adelaide in February; that can signify many things. Hot weather, tomato harvesting, dining outdoors, visits to the beach, ice cream and most of all, the Adelaide Fringe. As mentioned in a earlier post, Adelaide’s Fringe is second in the world only to Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the largest fringe festival in the southern hemisphere. We…

The sadness of the final tomato harvest

Last week we finished picking the last of the yellow cherry tomatoes. It is officially Autumn in Australia. There is an overwhelming beauty to the home-grown tomato. It is juicy yet firm, sweet but somehow at the same time, tart and refreshing. Perfect in salads or atop toasted, buttered rye bread in the morning.  Or with cheese and…