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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

orange citrus lemon salt and pepper shakers copy

Eat citrus fruit.
It tastes sweet. It has a lot of fibre, and once it gets to your stomach it knows what to do.

The great man of zest, Mel Brooks getting randomly citrus during the closing credits of his PBS portrait. If you’re a fan, here’s a taste.
Mel Brooks: Make A Noise

and if this appeals…[geddit?]
buy vintage ceramic orange juicer here  

lemon and lime Pyrex plates shakers copy

Lemon, lime & pepper shakers by Westland [non-vintage]

Pyrex spotty tumbler [also in yellow]
ceramic lemon spreader available at Urban Rustic Newport

Sicilian Lemon dish souvenir not for sale



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


vintage clear tupperware, retro smoked glass pie dish

Can there be any happiness greater than the happiness of salvation?
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Tupperware pie taker fake chocolate cake face cloth copy

Saving cake, clearly. Leftovers that could go on forever [if you are irrational and can leave them that long]

…for everything has a trace of the divine in it.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Vintage Tupperware pie slice keepers.
Mock chocolate cake face cloth part of a set I found at Salvos. Unreal.


I loved the film but I haven’t read the book yet, must confess I lifted these quotes from Goodreads.
Have you read it? And or seen the movie? Did it live up to the book?

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