Thursday, July 9, 2009

Recycled bits and bobs.....

I love Australia and Australians.
I love the grass roots level of politics where they can either make a complete balls up or get things perfectly right.
Woke up this morning to hear that a small town's ban on bottled water went to the vote and the people spoke loud and clear ; the ban is official.

Which has over-flowed (if you'll pardon the pun) to the NSW State Govt banning bottled water in the govt depts.
And so they bloody should 'lead by example'.
Those bottles need bajillions of litres of water to produce in the first place - go buy yourself a re-fillable bottle and use the good old tap water if you've got potable water.

Another small council has jacked up the rates for pokies venues - good on 'em!
Pokies have wrecked the local live band scene, many pubs/clubs have taken to relying on the dosh from the pokies rather than making an effort to entice punters to eat a meal or - Goddess forbid -  have a night out without having to share their space with blinking, screeching one armed bandits.
And that's not even mentioning the ruined lives from the gambling.
I vote for The Whitlams offer to Blow Up The Pokies.

In more exciting kitchen news - grab your frilly apron, Mavis - let's get down and dirty with a
Self Saucing Banananananananana Choc Hazelnut Pudding.
  • Mash the buggery out of 4 bananas.
  • Dump 1 cup of s/r flour into a mixing bowl with 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of bi carb of soda and mix.
  • Then dribble in about 3 dessert spoons of that virginal oil, beat up 2 eggs and chuck 'em in then toss in the 'nanas.
  • Mix, whip, beat till your hand turns blue, scrape it out into an oiled 3 litre casserole dish ( with matching lid).
  • Scatter hazlenuts and chocolate chips willy-nilly over the top of the pudd.
  • In a separate bowl drizzle as much Golden Syrup as your taste buds can handle, mix with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of boiling water, then pour it over the back of a spoon onto the pudd (this stops it from creating a hole in the pudd batter).
  • Whack the lid on and bake for approx. 20-25 mins in a moderate oven.
  • Serve hot with ice cream or cream or custard or just in its own sauce.
  • Second and third helpings are fully allowed.


  1. Three bits of good news in one day is making me swoon.

  2. It's quite heady, indeed, Andrew!

  3. yum! I'm definitely going to make your recipe! mmm feeling hungry now!

  4. Thanks, Amy, hope you enjoy it as much as The Tribe here did :)

  5. Bananananananana; make those bodies sing....
    I loved those banana ads and I wish they were still being aired. The little girl at the end dancing in a skirt of bananas always brought a smile to my face.
    And now I've remembered that I forgot to buy bananas when shopping this morning. Back to the shops tomorrow.....