I have been a house sitter - looking after folks' homes while they travel. After driving around Australia on my own I have settled at Beachmere, north of Brisbane. Now it's time to write.
Saturday, December 4
Making Lilly Pilly Jam
Lilly Pilly Fruit
I've heard about it but not tasted it. The idea of trying it came to me the other day when I tasted some ripe fruit on a tree near the car port. It was funny as an old man who lives in the next street was walking around checking out houses and renovations (there are quite a few going on here) and he called out to me. "Hey lady" - it is funny hearing someone call me that. Anyway he told me about the renovations and asked about the price of the house next door which was on the market a few months ago (went for well over $1 million) and as I was talking with him I popped a lilly pilly in my mouth. He was shocked. "Can you eat those things?" Yes, I replied.
Anyway we chatted about the houses around here and he wandered off. Then I noticed the other bush on the property - just laden with fruit. Mmmm. I might try to make the jam.