Saturday, November 27, 2010

dear santa

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is:


65 litre portable Fridgemaster minifridge, with temperature variance from 20C below ambient temperature to 65C for heating. Glossed retro-style. Comes in white, red, yellow, blue, metallic silver and other limited edition designs.

Plus... with advertising like this, why wouldn't you want one? =|

Shopping at op-shops (or vintage boutiques, as I like to call them) is one of my favourite past times. Last week, I was about to walk out of Good Sammy's after buying some treasures when I came across one of these beautiful bar fridges in pale yellow for $20.

Alas, there was no powercord and the hinge was a bit stuffed. So buying it wouldn't really make sense. But I was still so tempted! Online, their prices range from around $30 - $150 depending on what condition, colour and where they're shipped from.

Oh, the possibilities! I already know what I would put in it ...

  • Fruit: fresh from the Fremantle Markets to eat on 40C days - watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, lychees, and in a perfect world, pink dragonfruit
  • Athena Natural Yoghurt: Yeah I'm lactose intolerant, so what?
  • Condiments & sauces: made from scratch, stored in labelled glass bottles: caramel sauce, raspberry coulis, chocolate sauce, garlic aioli, cajun dressing, classic french dressing
  • Salad ingredients: wild organic rocket, baby spinach, hass avocadoes, radicchio, anchovy fillets, smoked salmon
  • Iced tea: made the traditional way, unflavoured, so that I could add whatever flavour takes my fancy at the time: peach, lemon-lime, mango, chai, peppermint...
  • Preserves: bottled moroccan lemons, spiced strawberry jam, peaches in syrup, italian olives, marinated artichokes, and of course, a neverending jar of kimchi
  • Baileys: because that shit is delicious

    Pity it probably wouldn't all fit in that tiny little portable bar fridge. Oh well. Just you wait til I get a house (two storey with ocean views and a huge back garden for all my organic home-grown fruit & vegies, of course) and a kitchen of my own. Everything will be as I have always imagined: modern, functional, sleek, minimalist, like what you see in IKEA magazines and model homes. Every room will be perfectly done up, beautifully furnished... but my kitchen will be the maddest thing you've ever seen.

    Big dreams start small.

    Anonymous said...

    I hate that you're so healthy. Go be unhealthy for a while, it won't kill you! At least not at first..........

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