Sunday, April 11, 2010

Translation - Davine Style

When I wrote about the “Cob Loaf” and “Vegemite” yesterday, for some strange reason I forgot that I could have been writing a different language for some of my friends out there. So tonight I am going to try and explain what they are. I will start with the “Cob Loaf” cause that’s the easy one. A Cob loaf is basically a rustic round, freeform loaf -- 'cob' actually means 'head'. A Dutch cob is a cob loaf with a single slash down the middle. 'Cob' always refers to a large loaf, not to small bread rolls of a similar shape.

Now onto Vegemite!! The Wikipedia meaning is : Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacture, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste may be described as extremely salty, slightly bitter, and malty, similar to the taste of beef bouillon. The texture is smooth, resembling margarine, although somewhat firmer and sticky. I think this is a fairly accurate description and I love the taste but I can also see how some people want to throw up when they taste it. But as I mentioned I have been raised on it and have it on my toast every morning.

“Davine Time” update: Today my day was filled with some me time. It started with brunch with my girlfriends – Alice, Melissa and Sylda. Then this afternoon I went to “Angel Michelle’s” to an Aromatherapy Party. Now I am just sitting with my feet up watching T.V.