Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kindness in the World of Blogging

Hello Friends,
Over the years since I've been blogging I've been lucky to make friends with the kindest people all over the world. One such friend is Micki Wilde a.k.a. The Art Hermit. You know her!

Well anyway, a little while ago I was lucky enough to win one of her paintings in a give-away she held. This is it!

She hangs proudly in my studio with a bunch of other wonderful art I've either won or purchased over the years.

One day I commented on her blog about Marmite, one of her favorite foods. (I had to Google it to see what it was.) The next thing I knew I received this mysterious package in the mail from Micki. Here is what I found inside.

"Try it!" said the note.

"Oh no!" I thought.

I have to say I was a bit nervous and I let it sit on my shelf for about a month but today was the day!

She said it was best on toast and butter sooooo...

Marmite on toast and butter.

The bite.

There is only one way to describe this stuff....


I spit it in the sink and then drank water. I felt like Tom Hanks in "Big" when he used a napkin to wipe the caviar off his tongue.
I had to eat a banana to get the taste out of my mouth.

Sorry Micki but the UK will have to do with one less Marmite fan in the world.
I tried.

Thank you for trying to broaden my culinary horizons but if it's all the same to you, I'll stick to my peanut butter:)

Have a great day!


pinkglitterfae said...

haha! You are brave, I have heard it tastes terrible :-)
Is it an Australian thing?

Micki said...

ROFL omg that was so funny, I can just imagine you trying it and spitting it out!!

You call yourself a friend? I don't think so you marmite hater!!! lol

My hubby will wet himself when he reads this, he hates the stuff too ;)

Did you get the envelope I sent you yet? I promise there's no marmite in it ;)

Micki x

Kelly said...

oh I've seen this on the shelf in the Irish/English section of the 'international' aisle at the local grocery store. Always wondered... I'll stick to the tea and the custard creams and the jaffa cakes. Love the jaffa cakes.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I laughed my socks off!
Have you seen the advert for this marmite? It is you like it or you don't. Very strong reactions both ways,lol! Have such a big smile on my face right now. It would be great to send other bloggers this marmite to see if there is anyone who likes it?
I like it, but have got to have the lightest layer you can possibly do, even scrape it off again. Then the trailings of it is just a hint and I can eat it.
This day was so funny because of you and Micki! Thank you so much for the laugh!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hey Tracy!

So nice of you to receive that painting...I wish it was your name that I drew when I had my blog give away last month.

By the were CRAZY to taste that stuff. I've heard about it, but I am not brave enough. (I do like caviar, however!)

Love your banner. It's beautiful.

Ciao bella,

CourtneyP said...

Tooo funny! You were brave to try.

Sue said...

LOL - for those of us that have not grown up with the
'unique' taste of marmite,
I'm not sure if we could ever acquire the taste for it. Yes, terrible is right!

Julie said...

This is so funny...I love this post! Micki is a sweetheart but I'm not too sure about marmite either. I love your new Thanksgiving paintings!

Artfulife said...

You made me giggle!

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Val Zdero said...

What a lovely painting to have won in a giveaway you lucky girl - just beautiful!

I am wondering if Marmite is the same as Vegemite in Australia - it looks the same and I love it LOL - I guess it needs to grow on you, thats all xo

Heidi said...

Super funny! Must be an acquired taste!

jen duncan said...

LOL Tracy! Thanks for taking the hit for the rest of us curious onlookers. I'll take your word for it!