Shopping around the world

Well here we are and here we are and here we go…shopping all over the world…with myself and Bacon

For your entertainment to get you in the mood for the big shop….

Ready to go now!
Well this month is the random month..

First off we have the random Condiment

Mine is Balsamic Vinegar

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I use white balsamic in dressings and the dark balsamic in nearly every dish that has an Italian flavour..i love it.
I have fond memories of forgetting i was making a balsamic reduction once..casualty list…one good saucepan..and the kitchen was a thick haze of eye burning smoke.

At the moment a 250 ml bottle is on special for $5.40 Aus.

250mls is 8.45oz US
US dollars 4.21
Canadian dollars 5.26
British Pound 2.73
Rand 48.58
Krone 28.02
Euro 3.75

The next random item is a frozen meal
I confess the only frozen meals we usually eat are meals i have made with left overs..
However the frozen wedge is always in my fridge..

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I love these handy wedges and this week they are on special for $3.00 Aus for 750grams

750gram is 26.45 US oz
US dollars 2.34
Canadian Dollars 2.92
British Pound 1.51
Rand 26.99
Krone 15.57
Euro 2.08

The next item is random dessert..
Well i do love desserts and usually make them so i tend not to buy them…however a staple in my pantry for dessert making and pancakes is Steeves maple syrup..Erma Gerd my fave!

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It’s never cheap but imitation syrup is rubbish..
At the moment it is on special for $5.36 Aus for 250ml
250ml is 8.45 US oz
US Dollars 4.17
Canadian dollars 5.22
British Pound 2.71
Rand 48.22
Krone 27.81
Euro3.72

Next is random fruit..for me it’s strawberries..stupidly dear at the moment considering it’s summer?

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On special ?? yep i query that! at $5.48 Aus for 450grams
450 grams is US 15.87 oz

US Dollars 4.27
Canadian Dollars 5.34
British Pound 2.77
Rand 49.3
Krone 28.44
Euro 3.81

And last up is random item of choice..for me as this week i have a sweet tooth that cannot be satisifed..it’s my childhood fave..

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Chips and biscuits..i love me some Tim Tams dunk them in a cuppa and them suck in them like a straw..delish..or just eat them..and the mint biscuits are a real luxury biscuit too..after eating these i always crave salty chips.. go figure!
This week you can buy two packs of the bicuits or two packs of the chips or one biscuit and one chip for $5.00 Aus..

US Dollars 3.89
Canadian Dollars 4.87
British Pound 2.52
Rand 44.98
Krone 25.94
Euro 3.47
Now i am hungry!!!

Thanks again for joining Bacon and i on our shopping trip..we love seeing what you all pop in your trolleys ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shop til you drop

Well again it’s time to join Bacon and I in a blog hopping shopping trip..

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Please do not TRIP on your trip…

Just sayin...

Just sayin…

We enter the arena of wobbly wheels in search of these goodies this week:

Olives..yes I love me an olive…my faves are dried and hard to come by they are more intense in flavour and kind of sweet..but this week I got my next fave..the pitted Kalamata olives..i bought a box once an tried to preserve them myself..it just didn’t happen despite my best daily efforts at rinsing and rebrining..oh well…thanks to the Deli I do not have to go without!

Kalamata Olives

Kalamata Olives


At the deli this week they were $14.99 Aussie dollars a kilo

Next is Room defunk-ifyer..usually this old 60’s baby burns incense..my fave being Frankinsence or White Sage..the Frankinsence reminds me I am sure of a past life in ancient Egypt (and explains my kitty love and various statues).I can close my eyes and imagine I am in front of a pyramid..ahhh
The White Sage I burn when I think there is too much negativity around (see there’s a side to me you may not know)
But when I want a long lasting and gentle smell through the house I burn this bad boy….

Delish

Delish


It’s an Airwick Essential oil candle (apple and cinnamon this week )
And it cost $6.26 Aus dollars this week on special saving about $2.00

Next is Lettuce..now may fave is cos or I think my American friends call it Romaine? but they were not available..ironic winter is the best time to grow lettuce and summer is when we want it.
So I settled for the much underrated Iceberg..which as a child I used to sprinkle sugar on the leaves and eat..ewwww.go figure!

Sorry I ripped into it for a sanga:)

Sorry I ripped into it for a sanga:)


And this lettuce this week cost a ridiculous $2.99 Aus Dollars! nuts!

The next item was light globes..pretty much all we can get are energy efficient..which cost a bomb and despite the claims of super long life..die well before they should..of course being warrantied you can get a replacement as long as you can find the receipt..which we now put into the empty box..so we have a cupboard full of empty boxes..this will end up an episode of hoarders..just sayin…

Let there be light

Let there be light

Since we oddly did not need one for a change I have no correct price but they run at about $10.00 Aussie dollars i think..
And now the Random item..

Quinoa

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Yes Quinoa..i love this stuff..i use it as much the same way as couscous but the various colours are a super delish alternative..
I can add anything it cooks up beautifully and is super good for you..because they say it is bwahaah.

It costs $19.90 Aussie dollars a kilo which has come down a bit since all the cool folk started to cotton on to it..amazing how expensive things are when they are unpopular.
But then there are now many many Coeliacs now and the Gluten free products are still rudely expensive!

So there you go my list done..being absent so much i thank Bacon again for being a stalwart at the shopping blog post..and now..time to put the feet up and have an olive..with a glass…and maybe some Vermouth…
Thanks again for joining the shop til you drop blog hop and have fun checking out everyones carts ๐Ÿ™‚ loves Fozziemum x

Day two of Bashfuls vacation Down Under

Day two of our holiday of course was Christmas Day..
We woke to a humid and hot day…Bashful was very surprised at that..his last Christmas was with Misaki and it was in England so very different weather!

We really did not do much as we were preparing for some ‘busy’ days ahead and usually Christmas day I am flat out..so for the first time in 31 years I did NO cooking! Amazing..

So after a huge buffet breakfast it was straight to the pool..
Bashful of course was quite pleased about this..

Bashful chilling on the pool noodles

Bashful chilling on the pool noodles

He was very enamoured of the giant colourful palms.as was I…

Beautiful colored palm trees

Beautiful colored palm trees

Wanting to head to the beach we grabbed our towels and Bashful and spent the rest of the morning enjoying the beautiful day..

Beach at Palm Cove

Beach at Palm Cove

Fozziedad gave Bashful a hand as it’s a big body of water for a little stone!

There you go mate!

There you go mate!

It was so nice to just sit and enjoy the world..no rushing in the kitchen no cooking and cleaning..i loved it!
The resort had Christmas trees everywhere and Christmas carols and songs playing..

Christmas still happens when you go away

Christmas still happens when you go away

We had pre ordered when we booked our holiday for a special Christmas lunch platter..and as Bashful slept (tired from the heat) our lunch arrived.

It was one of the most beautiful lunches, we ate in the outdoor undercover pool bar..surrounded by other Christmas celebrators..the air was warm the music gentle and Christmassy and the views of pools and palms all around.
This platter was huge..seafood, cold meats, salads,dips, cheeses,crackers, everything! including little individual mince pies with ice cream and a huge Christmas cracker..

Food to die for

Food to die for

And of course Cocktails!

And of course Cocktails!

After lunch we went for a swim and started to plan the boxing day trip we were taking..as the next days were going t be full on!

We ended up in bed super early even Bashful was still tired..so I shall continue our trip in my next post..wait till you see what we all got up to!
Loves Fozziemum
Pee ess we are safe here at the moment with only a few small fires started by lightning nearby..dark clouds have threatened but no rain..so rain dances would be appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs Fozziemum xx

It’s all a blur Thursday…

A quick trip to Canberra to visit our Rhiannon for her birthday has put me way behind in the bloggie world..

This was followed by some tests I had to have and a trip for Forrest to the vets for vacc’s and his blood tests..

And of course 11 acres just begging for work..

Meanwhile I am still behind in my Creature Features and the Chicken sitting story…

So here’s a whirlwind tour of the last few days in pics…have a great Blursday folks ๐Ÿ™‚

And back home to our own Kangaroos

And back home to our own Kangaroos

You may need to Bigify ๐Ÿ™‚

Fasting for tests…it’s never fun

Poached peaches with Rosemary

Poached peaches with Rosemary

Fasting for tests tomorrow,decide to clear photos from my phone..

Why do i take pictures of food i have made..now even though i am actually full…i feel hungry.

Fasting is the slowest thing to do to a food loving munchkin such as myself…

Oh dear…note to self no more food pictures…;)

Three layer white chocolate cheesecake

Three layer white chocolate cheesecake

Christmas cake.....loaded with brandy

Christmas cake…..loaded with brandy

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns