Kate from The Garden Bell was asking about our Vegemite
Vegemite used to be Australian owned and made. Unfortunately as you can now see it is owned by an American company - Kraft. Quite a large number of Aussies were very upset when they heard that it was being bought by an overseas company ( me included). It was ours and should have stayed ours. But money won in the end like it usually does. So for a while there a lot of Aussies black-banned Vegemite in silent defence. Now they are trying to muck around with it and introduced "Cheesybite" - Yuk. Can't change a great thing. This a photo of my baby Vegemite (150g). When my girls were little I needed the large one (400g)
Not every Aussie loves Vegemite - my hubby is one that hates it, but he does not like any spread on his toast either.
I love Vegemite on my toast, spread like this, not like in the commercials where its usually very thick and black
This is the ad on TV that I remember from childhood. There is an older black & white version with children marching, which I think it is the original.
Vegemite sandwiches for school lunch is pretty standard, especially in our very hot weather. Nothing to melt or go soggy. Vegemite and cheese sandwiches are great too.
As to its taste, well it is unique, I don't know of anything to compare it to. I would not describe it as salty, but it is a savory spread.
Another Aussie came to visit yesterday
Did not expect to see one up here so high and no trees directly around me. Boy are there heaps and heaps of them around at the moment with the heat and then the noise it becomes louder than any rock concert you have ever been to
Now you have seen what became of my flower-girls cardi's here. And when I don't know what to do I reach for the stash my MIL gave me and crochet or knit things for the charity group, Knit 4 Charity. I like doing this as it allows me to try new patterns and styles, no criticism and it is sure to fit someone. Next month is for a Womens Refuge and they wanted some ponchos which I have never made.
Now this has given me an idea for the flower-girls. Yeah!!!!!