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  1. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Wow that’s a very organised spice drawer indeed! 😮 And $8 for a pack of Mint Slices? Tell them they’re dreaming! 😉

  2. Lauren

    My Fisher-Price plastic food was not nearly that classy. I think there was a can of peas, an orange, and my favorite, four slices of pizza that could fit in your own Pizza Hut-style personal pan. The indoctrination of young French and Americans begins early.

  3. L-Izzle

    Wowwwwwww. Absolutely pissing myself laughing at the organic plastic food. Brilliant.

  4. Hannah

    Lorraine: How’s the serenity? Still, I think I like the adventurousness behind my family’s three spice-filled lazy susans – you never know if you’re spinning the right wheel or not 😛

    Lauren: Ah, akin to my plastic pieces of meat that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle to form a kangaroo. 😀 (Really joking. I have to add that.)

    L-Izzle: If the marketers were really up to scratch, though, it would all be FairTade/locally sourced/non-GMO. Organics are soooo yesterday.

  5. whisperinggums

    Well, if the family followed the pattern and put things back on the right wheel: spices on the right, herbs in the middle, and the rest to the left please, they’d waste less time spinning the wheel and spend more time cooking, eating and reading! 😉

  6. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: I guess it’s just a case of priorities, then, isn’t it? I personally take pride in my smoked paprika hunts. (“This it? No, that’s the chilli powder. This it? No, that’s the Mexican chilli powder. This is? No, that’s the normal paprika. This it? No, that’s the oregano – now you’re just being ridiculous” et cetera, et cetera.)

  7. Theresa

    I kind of prefer these photos to the usual tourist shots! I love the spice drawer, though if I had access to it the spices would no doubt be all shuffled in no time.

  8. Theresa

    I think they can sell stevia as a dietary supplement, but not as a food additive… at least, that was the situation until a few years ago. Silly, silly US government.

  9. Hannah

    Theresa: 😀 Yay! I mean, everyone goes to Westminster Abbey, but how many people explore children’s toy shops in Wimbledon? Also, is stevia available in Australia? Because, really, that’s just another reason why you should stay in Aus for always (also so we can visit each other :))!

  10. Theresa

    Oh woops, this comment was meant to be on the previous post. Silly Theresa. Stevia is for sale here in the sugar section, but I still haven’t seen it added to things like diet sodas the way it (supposedly) is in Japan. We had a stevia plant for a while, which was totally rocking, until some green caterpillars had their way with it. And I fully intend to stay in Australia, permanent residency is a mere 18 months of probation away from me 🙂

  11. Hannah

    Theresa: Any kind of Theresa is a good Theresa in my book 🙂 I’d never heard of people growing stevia plants – very clever of you! (And sometimes you just can’t help caterpillars…. “It goes: How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the Nile, on every golden scale?” Hurrah for staying in Australia! Eexcept that right now I long to live in the US… hmm.

  12. Johanna GGG

    I want the spice cupboard and the toys but I sort of agree with you about the iron – though I find toy ones much more fun than real ones – Sylvia cried when I vaccum and I often think she is worried I will make her use it herself – wonder what she would think of a toy vacum cleaner

  13. Hannah

    Johanna: You’ve got a point there! And I think what amazes me about the spice drawer is the idea of people being able to keep it so organised…