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Random Food of the Day

A slight modification on the traditional Black Forest cake at a cafe in Calw. Advertisements

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2015 Orchard Season in Review

The 2015 orchard season started with a fairly good spring followed by an abnormally wet early summer, then had an extended dry spell as autumn progressed. Insect and disease pressure was moderate and reasonably controlled by occasional spraying. European Apple … Continue reading

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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Shop Project – Teacup Rack

In Tokyo’s Kappabashidori area I came across a couple of shops selling a staggering array of teacups, and every time I went in I seemed to return home with one or two of them. With some careful packing they all … Continue reading

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2012 Cherry Season at Rurikia

The mild spring this year led to an early cherry season. The tree was at peak bloom in late March, approximately 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. That schedule carried forward and by mid-May the cherries were beginning to turn red. … Continue reading

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Raccoon Rampage at Rurikia

It was a late spring in Tokyo but an early one at Rurikia this year, and the latest report from the orchyard is that the cherries are starting to turn from yellow to red, usually an indication that they are … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Sakura (Cherry Blossom) opening day in Ueno

The title is a wrong: there is no opening day in Ueno, and the cherry blossoms are not all open in Ueno. That said, the blossoms were not out last weekend, they have been ready to burst open all week … Continue reading

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