All the Americans at our Independence Day extravaganza! Photo credit: Theresa Winters
Celebrating the 4th of July Aussie style.
I didn't realize what American food was until we had a USA themed potluck. I always considered it to be diverse and a mix of everything from all cultures, but there are a few distinctive classics that are strictly American:
- Mac 'n Cheese
- Hot dogs
- Krispy Kreme
For the foreigners, the potluck was American FAQ time. With a room full of yanks, when better to ask your burning questions about America?
Common FAQs about the US:
- Is it true meatloaf is a combination of like 15 meats smashed up and cooked together?
- Why would you ever consider grilling a hotdog? I thought they were only meant to be boiled...
- Aren't rootbeer floats alcoholic?
Tasting Wine with Italians. That's right, I went on a little day trip to a vineyard in er, the middle of nowhere! It ended up being me, my newly found British friend, Adrian and a slew of Italians!
Luckily, we got the VIP treatment, sipped wines galore and finished off the evening with a delicious homemade pasta carbonara from the locals!
Making lots of cupcakes...and Dylan eats them. Dylan is my latest Melbourne vegan BFF. We do random things like play guitar, make dinosaur shaped cupcakes and have frequent potlucks at his house! Thanks to Dylan, I'm getting quite good at cooking vegan food.
These are my banana almond vegan cupcakes with fudge frosting. Amazing!