Thursday, October 27, 2005


Quite by coincidence after blogging about vintage pineapple plants, I found a vintage Golden Circle Tropical recipe book when I was out looking for Deighton.* I could share the aerial view of cannery which includes a small formal garden, yet this image somehow resonated.
Maybe it's my missing gravatar or a clever idea for Cup Day...

Comments: tropical

Robin Boyd might have had a point. (Unlike modern pineapples, which for some inexplicable reason are all appearing in the grocers this summer with neatly shorn craniums.)
Posted by laura at October 28, 2005 08:49 AM

I guess you could substitute a bunch of asparagus or something for the spikes.
Posted by laura at October 28, 2005 08:50 AM

Yes I read about this new trend at your place, Laura.
Pineapples sans crowns or 'topless' varieties rule apparently.

The traditional pineapple is becoming less important as people are discovering new varieties of ‘topless' sweet pineapples coming from Queensland. Consistently sweet and low in acid, they have a high Vitamin C content, pleasant crunchy texture and are less fibrous. Minus leafy tops these pineapples are more compact and easy to carry home. It was always an old wives' tale that plucking a leaf from the top indicated ripeness. A fragrant tropical aroma is the best indicator of ripeness and flavour as pineapples don't ripen after harvesting. (Incidentally, the reason tops are removed is to grow more pineapples !)"

Dunno about the Old Wives' Tale but the Old Wives'
decorative arts will indeed be challenging...
apsaragus...celery, parsley, spring onions...?
Posted by boynton at October 28, 2005 12:4

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