Category Archives: Food

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Membership Has Its Benefits for Buying US Products in Australia

Despite the title, I’m not talking about the American Express slogan. I got roped into going to the new Costco here in Sydney. My brother-in-law was born with the American consumer gene, belying his Chinese-Malaysian heritage. He was one of the … Continue reading

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Last Day to RSVP for Thanksgiving Dinner in Sydney

Celebrate America’s family holiday with other expats — act now today is the last day. The American Australian Association cordially invites you to the annual Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, 24 November 2011 6:00pm Cocktails │ 6:30pm Dinner Postales Restaurant GPO Sydney Ground … Continue reading

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Embracing Your Inner Goblin

One of the things I miss about living in the US is Halloween. Yes REALLY! You see we don’t really celebrate it in Australia and although I don’t eat much candy these days, I loved it as a kid. I can’t … Continue reading

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News Flash: Bananas Down, Petrol Up

Just a lightning quick post today. I couldn’t believe what I read in the article “Banana Prices Set to Drop” by the Herald Sun 19 October 2011, so I had to check it out for myself. I went to the … Continue reading

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Mangoes the New Banana?

Hard to believe, but bananas still haven’t returned to “normal” prices since cyclone/hurricane Yasi hit Queensland in February 2011. Since my August 4 post entitled “Mortgage the House to Buy Bananas” this precious fruit has now decreased slightly to $10.95/kg … Continue reading

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Mortgage the House to Buy Bananas

Whaaa? A household staple — the omnipresent BANANA? The thing every mom/mum puts in the school lunch box?…Yup! Apparently due to hurricane/cyclone Yasi, bananas have been at record highs since February 2011. NOTE: For my American followers, quick lesson on conversion: … Continue reading

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Out of Blue Monday into Fat Tuesday Spirit for July 4th

If you’re living away from home and you’re like me, expect certain holidays to bring up bittersweet memories. Today is 4th of July in Australia and people in the USA are just waking up to their Independence Day. I’m grateful for the SMS … Continue reading

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