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Saturday, 22 September 2007


The Happy Little Vegemite Song (sing along if you know it)

We are happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be,
We all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast, lunch and tea,
Our mummy says we're growing stronger every single week,
Because we love our Vegemite,We all adore our Vegemite, It puts a rose in every cheek!

Vegemite. What is it? It’s a concentrated yeast extract that was invented in 1922 and it’s full of vitamin B and Aussie kids grow up on the stuff. I think that’s why we all turn out so smart and attractive. It’s just a theory of mine. Yes, Vegemite is salty but it’s also delicious. You can spread it on thinly or if you are a hardier soul, such as myself, smother it on crunchy bread with lots of butter and some slices of cheese. Vegemite is low in calories and fat. So, I feel, it counteracts the lashings of butter, the cheese and the bread. It’s called the Amarinda diet. Any half arsed excuse is a good excuse and any time is Vegemite time.

When I used to travel overseas I used to take a large jar of Vegemite with me. Many times I would come across an enclave of fellow Aussies who would weep with joy at the sight of the familiar jar. So the power of Vegemite - it brings people together. And what about Men at Work’s song Down Under? Would that have worked so well if it went “…gave me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?” No. Vegemite is also fantastic as a song lyric. And who can forget the 2006 crisis/urban legend when the FDA said no to Vegemite in the USA? What the? People know their Vegemite rights. So it's also socio-political tool for justice. You may as well ban the elixir of life. Vegemite - it’s been around forever – from the Aussie diggers in World War Two ….

Vegemite fights with the men up north! If you are one of those who don’t need Vegemite medicinally, then thousands of invalids are asking you to deny yourself of it for the time being.”
http://www.vegemite.com.au/vegemite/page?siteid=vegemite-prd&locale=auen1&PagecRef=649

…to every Aussie household having a jar. So I ask you – how can you live one moment longer without this wonder food in your cupboard? Go immediately to your local supermarket and if they don’t stock Vegemite demand they do. I feel if everyone had some Vegemite everyday there would be no wars as everyone would be ‘happy little Vegemites. ’ Yes, I have suggested that to the United Nations…I am just waiting on feedback to my Vegemite Peace Accord.

For those of you who are avidly following Anny’s acorn cooking experiments on http://www.annycook.blogspot.com/ no, I don’t understand it but it keeps her off the streets – I have sent Anny a recipe for Vegemite scrolls as Veggie can make anything taste good. Kelly has some weird fixation with Nutella so check out her blog http://www.kkirch.blogspot.com/ to see how she craps on, I mean waxes lyrical over it. Hmmm…nuts and Kelly…I'll say no more.

How To Eat Vegemite (I love it when someone has to write this stuff out)
Using your favorite bread, some butter or margarine, and of course, Vegemite.
Spread butter on a piece of toast or bread.
Cover very thinly with Vegemite (for the optimum Vegemite sandwich you only need a dab). Dip your knife in the Vegemite, and scrape up just a bit (it will mix right in with the butter and spread easily). Some people like to "marble" the Vegemite into the butter.
Eat it open-faced and enjoy!
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/VegemiteHistory.htm

Tomorrow I will discuss lamingtons and pavlova...hmm yum.

Back to Anny – she’s a funny girl isn’t she? She takes our blog serial to new and amazing dimensions. Check out www.annycook.blogspot.com now. Monday is Kelly’s turn. She likes to drive me crazy…it’s only a short drive of course. See what mischief she stirs up for the blog serial gang and on www.kkirch.blogspot.com.

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4 comments:

Kelly Kirch said...

I see. You were expecting me to write about Nutella. Well, there are no words to describe the genius that is Nutella. If I can get Black Fonzie's approval I will post his statement on my blog this week. (thought you were asking Anny about the Nutella blog last night)

But at least I worked an admission from you that crazy is a very short drive. My work here is done.

anny cook said...

You know? I'm really looking forward to this vegemite stuff. I will certainly report on it once I receive it. It may be my next big love. After acorns that is...

Amarinda Jones said...

He gave his approval...I just assumed you could not hack the pace

Molly Daniels said...

Remember the Men At Work "Down Under" song? It mentioned Vegamite. I've been racking my brain all day for the words to that passage, and all I can remember is "he just smiled and gave me a vegamite sandwich..."