Archive for the 'Weird and wacky' Category

Giant Squid

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald reported the finding of a giant squid in Tasmania

I think that would make quite a bit of salt n’ pepper calamari!! Eww… ;)


Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Dragonfruit.jpgEver tried one of these? I’ve tried it before on various exotic fruit platters (including the fruit salad at David Jones FoodHall), but never actually cut one up, as it looked too complicated. Well at 67c each at Harris Farm I was willing to give it a go – and it was a cinch! Just cut it in half and scoop out the flesh like an avocado.  It’s a very clean, refreshing taste. Not soft, but firm – doesn’t crunch. Sweet tasting, and also comes in white with black seeds.

Black Corn??

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

CIMG3174 (Small).JPGMore weird and wacky food in China – corn on the cob – available in normal and black!  The tour guide said it’s the result of gene combinations.  I’m just thinking about having black bits stuck in your purple stained teeth afterwards – lovely!

Crazy birthday candle

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

CIMG3120 (Small).JPGCIMG3122 (Small).JPG This is a weird and wacky birthday cake that delighted us all and is a demonstration of the strange novelties that you can buy in China! The cake itself almost looked fake, such was the perfection of the decorations! But the highlight was absolutely the birthday candle.  Far left – you see what looks like a tulip, lit up and exploding with a flame with the ferocity of a blowtorch. Then, when you’re over the pyrotechnic shock; it opens up into a pretty rose with petals which are each a lovely dainty candle – and starts singing happy birthday!! We all wanted to buy one to take home, but I think that customs may have disallowed it on the basis of flammable material!