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saucy splat tomato crown lynn plate

Summer’s ready to burst on the scene here in Sydney and across the country the bbqs are cranking up. 

kiwi sauce bottle bbq

kiwi sauce bottle tupperware tomato timer

Time to get saucy again bro. There’s much to celebrate.


kiwi sauce bottle splat

You say tom mate o. I say tom ahto

but we all say this is the Kiwi Sauce Bottle, don’t we?
The tomato shaped dispenser is a retro icon from the 1950’/ 60s used by Watties for years in New Zealand. Now classic Kiwiana. Even been seen on Happy Days at the Cunningham’s kitchen table apparently.
Source: The Good Store

and it’s all about the squeeze people

One good one is all you need.  There’s a reason some things endure, and it’s quite often design. One squirt = one serve. Be elegant in your portions. Control waste. Trust the mechanism.

sauce saucy dishes tomato saucepan

And while I’m dishing out info like a google pro, what’s the difference between Tomato Sauce and Ketchup? From what I can pick up its definitely more sugar, and less important, less vinegar. Seems it’s hard to go back once you’ve had Ketchup, but I’ve been to America recently eating way too many french fries with ketchup and I’m not hunting it out in my local supermarket.

Totes happy with the original. But liking ketchup is not a mis-allegiance to the Aussie or Kiwi flag no matter how you slice it. Found this funny forum thread here in Poh’s Kitchen FYI.

tomato slicer murano glass

extra sauce:

Remember the tomato joke from Pulp Fiction?

And to source these quirky saucy tomato based products [purchase or hire]
click here

Ketchup later, ey?

tomato sauce products urban rustic

lemon aid lemon & honey urban rustic sqI’m no naturopath by any stretch of the imagination but I head to the Fruit & Veg shop over a Chemist when I’m not feeling well. Am a big fan of simple natural remedies which come in their own organic packaging.

I’ve been drinking half a lemon in warm [NOT hot] water in the morning for years, it’s been a habit for so long I had kind of forgotten why… clearer skin, a liver cleanse and better digestion but turns out there’s a whole bunch of other benefits:

bowl of fake lemons wire fruit bowl SQ 2

Lemon has anti-inflammatory properties [which explains why lemon & honey is an enduring cold and flu remedy. I’ll get to that in a sec]

so it’s good for joints, and muscles

aids in proper functioning of the nervous system

cleanses not only the liver but blood, blood vessels and arteries.

Lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium so added to water helps hydrate your body naturally.

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Lemon in warm water first thing in the morning [best to wait half and hour at least before having tea or coffee] is good for heartburn, pregnancy, gallstones, kidney stones, bowels, tooth pain and
if you will believe it: water with lemon prevents cancer as cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. I found this info here.

If you can’t stomach the tartness adding a teaspoon of raw [health food shop or organic] honey is not going to hurt at all as honey has great health benefits too, and holistic practitioners consider honey one of nature’s best all-around remedies.

vintage lemon squeezer and honey jar SQ

The benefits of a teaspoon of honey and half a lemon in warm water according to are:

reduced weight
purification of the body
antimicrobial effects
helps with coughs or head colds
immune strengthening
accelerated metabolism
helps with constipation
calms the nerves
removes bad breath 

Pretty much the same claims as  20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon & Water says fasting on honey and lemon-juice, an alkaline food, is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity. It moves deposited fat, which gets used as energy and purifies the blood at the same time. Pretty sweet if it’s true.

honey lemon jenna cup saucer stoneware sq
And of course, sip on a lemon & honey drink
when you have a cold or flu. The anti-inflammatory properties of both, the vitamin C of the lemon and the anti-bacterial nature of honey do their biz. I also grate in garlic [anti-bacterial and immunity booster] and ginger [pain relieving, antiseptic and antioxidant] Source

I can vouch for the healing powers of honey. My mum saved a lot of sheep which had been savagely attacked by a stray dog on the family farm by covering the many life-threatening wounds with honey. Flies stuck and died in the thick sticky mess [preventing further infection] and the anti-bacterial properties of the honey healed the sores. The local chemist gave her that valuable piece of information. True story.

lemon jug pick robert gordon bottle copy
So when life hands you lemons treat it as a good thing, add honey and get lemon aid or add sugar and alcohol and make Limoncello. Take your pick. Both guaranteed to make you feel better.

Cin cin [Good health]

white strawberry milkglass plate copy copy
Let me take you down… [and back]
to a berry [pardon the pun-net] strange place where fruit and space intersect


So one dimensional = flatness. Like these images now on your screen. Or a line on a piece of paper.  1D thing needs a 2D object to exist. 

nothing is real…

urban rustic fields strawberry fields 2d


2D= x & y, width & height with a lack of depth. must be high or low

Yeah I know, technically this actual plate of strawberry has some depth

but it’s all right
that is I think it’s not too bad…
that is I think I disagree…

it’s unreal

strawberry 3d grid new


3D = x, y & z , width, length & depth

I think I know I mean a yes…

So what is  4D?
The fourth dimension = length, width, depth and time
known as Space-Time
The Beatles may have been on this plane at one point or another.
Observe Example A:

urban rustic fields strawberry fields scales NEW

This trippy little number measures weight not space or time, but no matter,
nothing to get hung about…


Lyrics:  Lennon + McCartney = Genius


Retro vintage Pineapple products for saleIf You Like Piña Coladas….
you may like these pineapples in stock at URBAN RUSTIC
Get a taste of my pina collager thinglink here

Pineapples tick a lot of stylish boxes. So hipster cool, iconic retro, Hollywood Regency Palm Springs glam and beachy summer chic. Also just quirky yummy fun. That crazy spiky top. I wouldn’t mind a pineapple head.

And they are a symbol of hospitality and welcome. Every home should have at least one. Both real and unreal.

Happy weekend people. Make one here. A Piña Colada, that is, but it might make a lovely start to a happy weekend anyway.
I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne.


I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long
Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleepin’, I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns there was this letter I read

‘If you like Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape
I’m the love that you’ve looked for write to me and escape’

I didn’t think about my lady, I know that sounds kinda mean
But me and my old lady had fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet, I thought it wasn’t half bad

“Yes, I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon and cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O’Malleys where we’ll plan our escape”

So I waited with high hopes and she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady and she said, “Oh, it’s you?”
Then we laughed for a moment and I said, “I never knew”

“That you liked Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean and the taste of the champagne
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape
You’re the lady I’ve looked for, come with me and escape”

Escape [The Piña Colada song]
written by Rupert Holmes 1979

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