Saturday, November 23, 2013

Food from home!

There's something so comforting about the food we grew up eating. Often when you ask someone living far from their roots what they miss about home you will hear the expected "family, friends...FOOD!"

When visitors are arriving from your homeland space must be made in the suitcase for the familiar longed for packets of biscuits, tea bags, relishes and sauces. In this ever shrinking world we see some brands on the shelves that seem international. I grew up eating Kellogg's cornflakes in Dublin, I could buy them in England and now here in Australia they continue to make it onto the shopping list. But Tayto crisps... I haven't had them in years!

I can't begin to tell you the wave of nostalgia that swept over me when this card arrived in the post recently...

Thank you so much Katherine for thinking of me when you saw it on your girls weekend. I had fun looking through all the items, some still used in our house and some I haven't seen in years. The kids recognized some but others needed stories to explain them. For example I don't soak marrowfat peas the night before a roast dinner here in Australia.  When I explained what they were the kids weren't too upset at the lack of mushy, squishy green peas on the side of their weekly Sunday dinner!

Do you recognize any of the brands in the card above? Do you still live in the country you were born in? If not, what do you miss the most?!

3 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. I don't live in the country I was born in.. Northern Ireland, left when I was two and never been back .. but I am sure I would still be eating English/British food , if I lived there.

  2. Gina, I occasionally buy Tayto crisps for my hubby in Woolies at Kotara. There is a small section where I can get Minstrels, HobNobs, Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and even Irn Bru (boak!) for the kids.
    Sandra x

  3. Oh I've just seen this!! So glad you like it Gina and am thrilled it made it onto your blog! Katherine x