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Friday, May 16, 2008

Goodies from Down Under

My family won an Australian hamper worth $100 from a NTUC contest!

Here are some of the goodies:

Biscuits from Arnott’s. These include the Family Assorted, Mint Slices and the ever popular Tim Tam range. Personally, I’m not a fan of biscuits in general so these don’t excite me.

Carman’s Classic Fruit Museli Bars. I love these! They are nicer than other brands of muesli bars and not too sweet. I like to snack on these healthy bars in between meals.

Lowan Cocoa Bombs Breakfast Cereals. I tried this for breakfast and I don’t like it. The cocoa taste is not strong enough. I much prefer Lowan’s natural muesli range.

Old fashioned cookies from Country Gold. These include the Anzac and Coffee Scroll biscuits. Anzac biscuits are traditional crunchy golden baked oats and coconut cookies and these are quite good. The Coffee Scroll has spicy cinnamon, black currants in it but the strawberry icing spoils this for me as it’s too sweet.

Barokes Premium Australian Bubbly wine. This little can has 13% alcoholic content. Is this considered high? It’s quite nice though. I like the fruity sweetness with a hint of currants and flowers. This is a fine rose with medium texture and flavor.

Stromboli pasta sauce and da Vinci Fettuccine. We cooked these for dinner and found it so-so. I think I like pasta made in Italy better. Somehow, pasta made in Australia is just weird to me.

There are also tea bags, honey, jam, coffee and other stuff in the hamper.


6:28 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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