Needless to say, there isn’t much new in my kitchen but hopefully I will redeem myself with my December post after I’ve been feeling good for over a month. One can only hope.
One thing that IS new is that I met Celeste Brignac online one day when I found these really cute Australian themed playing cards. She’s also an American (from Louisiana) in Australia but she lives in the next town over from me. We haven’t met in person yet but I hope to one day.
As every American visiting Australia or talking with an Australian, there’s this pesky slang we have to learn just to keep up. Yes, one of the first ones I learned was that I was a septic tank – rhyming slang for yank.
Celeste has created a deck of cards with Australian images and slang (and its meaning). I think they are so cute and they’re a great souvenir or gift. I’m keeping mine but I think I’ll buy another couple of decks at All Oz Cards for my sister to remind her of what a great time we had during her recent visit.
Coming up soon on the blog and still in my kitchen is orange marmalade. This is one of the original photos I took but after I ate some on toast I opened all the jars and dumped it in the Thermomix and recooked it and chopped it up more finely. I love it now.
We’ve been visiting Dan the Mango Man every few days because John’s dad loves mangoes. He can eat a big bowl of them every morning along with his fresh squeezed orange juice and the rest of his breakfast. There’s still nothing wrong with his appetite!
Finally, in my kitchen is Charlie sporting his summer haircut. I like him heaps better as a fuzzy dog but he gets hot and he finds it difficult to crawl out of the pool if he’s got a heavy coat. He swims about 10 times a day and maybe I’ll take some photos of how he amuses himself in the pool.
Thanks for visiting and if you’d like to peek in other kitchens, head on over to Celia’s page at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial where you’ll find heaps of kitchens well decked out.