Mel from Mellywood's Mansion here today for the last instalment of our Sandwiches and Soup series.
First up, I'm going to say, I hate to cook, love to bake, hate to cook! Sandwiches for me are all about the convenience, it's like fast food at home, they're not fancy, they're just fuel. However there is one sandwich spread that is as Aussie as it gets and that's Vegemite!
So what is in this brown spread we all adore, brewers yeast extract, it is a by product of beer. That's right friends, come to Australia and we will feed you the leftovers from the beer making process.
It's a salty little treat that is actually very good for you. It is the worlds richest source of vitamin b, practically calorie free and Aussie kids have been brought up on this stuff for 90 years.
Last week Vegemite celebrated it's 90th birthday and is still made to the exact recipe that started it all.
Vegemite on toast, is all I ate for the first trimester of my pregnancies, it's also a brilliant cure for when one was a little excessive with their wine intake the night before.
Kids running and playing with joy are referred to as "Happy Little Vegemites".
If you live here and don't know this song, your citizenship needs to be revoked.
So if you happen to be walking the supermarket and you see a jar of this little delight, pick it up and put the rose in your cheeks!
After a comment I thought I would share a you tube clip of an American trying Vegemite, quite hilarious, believe me you do not eat it with a spoon it is spread very thinly with plenty of butter or margarine.
As for Soups, I'm going to be completely honest, my oven has packed up, which has lead into a kitchen makeover and things are quite disastrous, so we are currently cooking on the BBQ which is not very conducive to soup making.
Have you tried Vegemite? Let me know what you thought.
If you have a favourite soup or sandwich recipe (or both) be sure to come back and link it up Monday, Nov. 4th. We'd love to see what you've made!
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