January 26, 2012

Australia Day

I love Australia Day, besides the fact that we get a public holiday and all. Its a day where you can get together with some mates for a BBQ, have a few drinks, soak up some sun (except this year the weather started out pretty poo but fortunately cleared up later in the day). Its kinda cliche but I do feel really proud to be Australian and it makes me realise everything I love about my country and how lucky I am to be living in such an awesome country.

When I was in the US, I was constantly surprised at all the things I was talking about, assuming that they'd know what I was going on about only to find that they didnt most of the time. LOL an example is, for some odd reason I was craving Curly Wurlys... but they had no idea what they were! It was a little frustrating because I'd turn to make a comment or share a thought but they couldnt relate! It was then that I realised that I assumed nothing was actually Australian and that it had come from the rest of the world or I assumed they'd have been exposed to what I have. They do say travelling broadens the mind hehe. So anyways, this started me thinking, there's the obvious Vegemite and Fosters beer thats typically Australian, what else? It really opened my eyes that I took so many things for granted! Tim Tams, Milo etc. Couldve been the homesickness setting in but I'm glad it made me think and for that I'm so much more appreciative of what is "Australian".

In keeping with tradition, this Australia Day we had a BBQ... but we also had a special little extra BBQ too!
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I made a cake based off an Australian classic, the lamington. My cake, as I like to call it, was "inverted" lamington flavoured, i.e. chocolate cake with vanilla coconut icing.
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Still had the 'snags'
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Chicken wings
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Shish Kebabs... gosh thats another thing I found out! Americans call kebabs, kebobs LOL! Made me laugh
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The stereotypical stubbie holder and BBQ .... see peeps no "shrimp on the Barbie"
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Our lovely Australia Day lunch spread

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Hope everyone had a great Australia day! ♥

(ps if anyone listened to the top 100 on Triple J ... what a disappointment! No.1 was predictable and the lead up was kinda shameful.. what happened to the FOOIES????)


  1. This looks kick ass hun! Hope you had a great one

  2. Rhonda!!!! This is amazing! I have to say i stalk your blog on a weekly basis and am amazed at what you do!!!!
    i’ll have to get a taste one day soon!!!

    It would be nice to catch up xx

    Maria (Gutierrez)

    1. Hey MAria!! omg long time no talk!! hehehe great to hear that u read my blog i had no idea! yes def have to do a catch up session. hope ur well x

  3. Ah man, what an awesome-looking barbecake! Especially love the details with the kebabs. Or is it kebobs...? :P

  4. Awesome barbecue cake! I think the UK might have Curly-Wurly bars as well but, yeah, no wonder Americans always find us funny =p Although, "kebobs" has got to be right up there with what I consider unusual Americanisms!

  5. This cake looks amazing! Love all the different details, so much colour :)


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