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Huh, I'll check at Coles :)

 

Non-US people, are you feeling as grumpy as I am that we don't have a national holiday for which pie is the focus ?! Mmm. Pie....too hot to bake :(

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Non-US people, are you feeling as grumpy as I am that we don't have a national holiday for which pie is the focus ?! Mmm. Pie....too hot to bake :(

 

Do your part for the local economy and go buy some!

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Huh, I'll check at Coles :)

 

Non-US people, are you feeling as grumpy as I am that we don't have a national holiday for which pie is the focus ?! Mmm. Pie....too hot to bake :(

 

Totally yes!  You know, I may just bake some tomorrow, just because... why not?!

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Buy one ? Heresy! I baked one :) Apple and cinnamon, cooling on my kitchen bench as I type....delish!

 

Now we know how to motivate you.  :D

 

 

I can't bake anything because my son stood on the oven door and stretched the hinges.  :glare:

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Ah, but it should be pumpkin pie.  Alas, no tinned pumpkin here.  At least not in the regular supermarket, you can buy it online here if anyone is desperate:

 

http://www.usafoods.com.au/Beverages?search=pumpkin

 

I browse this site when I'm feeling nostalgic.  :lol:

 

Wait, wasn't this thread about Christmas carols?  I just attended something where we sang a few carols and it got me realising that the tune to Away in a Manger is totally different here.  (Bonus: this takes place at a Carols by Candlelight event!)

 

 

Carols by Candlelight is a little different than the church type I went to in the US.  These are outside (cuz ya know, it's warm here and we can do that!) and are a community event.  It's like a concert in the park with different groups/individuals performing.  Everyone brings their picnic blankets/chairs to sit on.  Toward the end they pass out candles.  Sometimes there's a Santa visit.  Each community has one, larger towns will have several.

 

ETA:  This is a fancy one.  There's not usually an orchestra except at the big ones!  ;)

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They're better than Vegemite. Blech.

Congratulations!! You're going to be the first person on my ignore list!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vegemite is all in the technique. Lots of butter, thin spread of Vegemite.

Don't forget the fake white bread!! *runs away and hides*

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Oh no, I can't be doing with the Marmite! Lived in the UK, tried it. Too sweet.

 

That's interesting because I've never thought of it as sweet.  I checked the ingredients and they are (in the Morrisons knock-off version): yeast extract, salt, niacin, thiamin, folic acid and vitamin B12.  Sugars are given as 'trace'.  This is the nutritional information according to wiki - sugar is 'trace' again

 

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I'm a marmite girl.

 

We're a little further down than down-under but we cheerfully sing of dashing through snow and dreaming of white Christmasses while chasing snowmen through the streets or toy town.  Love Grandma got run over by a Reindeer... played it at grandma's funeral :blushing: (she was run over... she totally would have approved). 

 

We do have some other versions too though... "Te Harinui", and "A Pukeko in a Punga Tree" come to mind. 

 

Those pies... they're not fruit, they're meat.  Unless you're talking fruit mince pies, but they're still not what you're thinking.  I make my own Christmas crackers. 

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Not only do we do winter Christmas carols, we even have the stuffed turkey and heavy Christmas cake with MIL !!

My family has a bit more sensible tradition of doing a 'braai' (barbeque) outside.  With light salads and watermelon.

 

 

 

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