trial, error, Australiana
Sometimes things just don’t work out. A cooking experiment, for example. I suppose that’s why it’s an experiment; the outcome is unknown. Anyway, these little pumpkin-pecan-chocolate desserts didn’t quite work out. Looks-wise; OK…. taste wise; flipping awesome…. execution and ease of handling? Massive fail.
Them’s the breaks. Misty and I still enjoyed them for breakfast… everyone loves chocolate for breakfast, right kids?
Another fail… gaffer tape does not hold split flip flops together well. Actually, I’m not sure if anything would have saved my final pair of shoes from a sad death from over use. Very sad. Viper’s 5-sizes-too-big’double plug, bum fronts’ will have to do.
The name ‘double plug bum fronts,’ sounds like it should be from one of those internet sites…. but we are keeping things PG 13 here at fridge scrapings (today, at least). These are apparently an ‘Aussie Classic,’ in terms of footwear. If you didn’t know, it is Australia Day this Thursday… people go nutty for it here Down Under. The shops are filled with all kinds of Aussie themed crap – flags, beer coolers, t shirts, inflatables, mugs, beach balls… you get the picture. I thought I would showcase some Aussie classics this week… being a Kiwi, it’s always interesting to discover these new bits and bobs of Australiana.
What makes these thongs (flip flops/jandals) so indispensable is the fact they have double plugs connecting the thong-strap to the sole. If you have ever had someone step on the back of your thong, which causes you to both trip up and rip your thongs, this is a handy feature. The bum front bit is because the top of the sole where your toes rest looks the a bum. Yeah, don’t ask, it’s weird I know.
Viper reckons theses are indestructible…. well apart from when Boosty got a hold of his pair and inflicted the cruel torture of death by slow-chewing.
If you do end up having a disaster in the kitchen like me, here’s a little something that will help clean up the mess….
Naturally Awesome Multi-Purpose Spray:
- 1C white vinegar
- 1/4C lavender buds/flowers (dry)
- A few sprigs of rosemary (or 2T dried herbs)
- The peel from 1 orange (or lemon/grapefruit/lime… citrus is our friend)
- 1/4C citrus juice (again, any of the above)
- Your herbal infusion from above
- 1C fresh white vinegar
- 15 drops of tea tree oil (anti bacterial)
- 10 drops lavender oil (or peppermint)
- 10 drops lemon oil (or any citrus oil)