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April 15, 2011
Today, one year ago, I took the big plunge and stepped out from my comfort zone over at into the big wide world of blogging. Yep, I sat here and agonized over which blog forum to go with and WordPress won that round, then it was templates templates and more templates….such confusion, photos, headers, a new blog name and all the rest that goes with starting a new blog. Sweaty palms, palpitations, thoughts of  “am I crazy? Am I doing the right thing?” Heck yes! By the time I clicked that PUBLISH button on my dashboard it was the 15th April and my new blog hatched – quite painlessly eventually! So happy blogaversary to me! I have survived the first year on WordPress. And what a long way I have come too. I now have TWO wordpress blogs to keep going, the other being FBI.

It is actually almost 3 years since I started blogging as browniegirl, under the blog title Kitchen Diary at, and I still have that blog going as well. Trying to make a concerted effort to keep it going on a more regular basis is not so easy. Since taking on the organizing of Food Blogger Indaba my blogging time has been cut ridiculously short. I think it is time to realize that my passion for something I love is turning it into something else…something like a full time job! NOT a paying full time job yet but hopefully that might come at some stage….Indaba affairs are keeping me plugging away behind the scenes every day. And sometimes I don’t have enough hours to get it all done. BUT……I do still love blogging and I need to get back to what I love! Time management is what I need to practice!!

So then, as I was saying in my previous post (which has turned out to be my most read post in the history of this blog by the way) with this being a special week in the brownie household with it being my blogaversary today…..and my birthday coming up very soon, it is the perfect time for some giveaways….the first one was Bon Appetit Mr President – the delightful cookery book from the kitchen of the personal chef to South Africa’s president, Hilton Little.

It delights me to announce that Mandy from The Complete Cook Book is the winner of this book! How appropriate! Congratulations Mandy, please either email, DM or private message me on Facebook your postal details so I can get your prize into the mail!

And now on to bigger things. Seeing as it is Friday and I am running out of time, best I get on with it and stop stringing you all along… I have the most awesome giveaway to announce today to ever come out of this blog. It is something that is at the top of my birthday wish list….all my family know that THIS is all that I want! I have to have one 🙂 I NEED one……..hope my family all read this post 🙂


HUH?? I hear your confusion…… don’t know what this is??? Oh please….allow me to tell you all about the Philips Air Fryer! I will start with the company actually and it will all become clear as I go along….

As you may or may not know, Philips SA came on board as fantastic last minute sponsors of FBI2011  and, following up on that association, we (the brownieboy and I) were invited to the launch of their newest, innovative product. Much secrecy about it with little clues given out along the way piqued our interest and made us long for the day to arrive when we would finally see it! What a fun launch! It was wonderful meeting the folk from Jenni Newman PR who liased with me through the sponsorship, we met the MD of Philips SA who doubled up as a doorman and showed us the way in 🙂 Thank you Paul! and we met Darren Scott who is the brand ambassador for the product and found out the reason why! If you want to know more about that story Darren has a super book out called No Fries on Us! It was fantastic to see the product, handle it, taste what it cooked like and to see that this was no cock and bull story! No sirreee….that is why I want one so badly! This amazing appliance delivers!!

The new Philips AirFryer is a revolution in home cooking that doesn’t require oil in the cooking process, allowing you to fry a variety of tasty meals which are simple, healthy and fast. The AirFryer’s secret is its patented Rapid Air Technology which combines fast-circulating hot air with a grill to create chips with up to 80% less fat without compromising on taste. The Philips AirFryer cooks a variety of foods and snacks from delicious chips to chicken nuggets, veggies and even tempura. At the launch we were treated to Kataifi prawns with perfectly crisp pastry, crispy spring rolls, meatballs, chicken, fish and chips, croutons…to name a few. All perfectly cooked in minutes and HEALTHY!! I was sold! So was Chef Donald aka brownieboy!

Paul Hobden MD of Philips SA, one of their lovely young chefs at the launch and Chef Donald

The AirFryer requires no heating up time, so busy parents can quickly and easily prepare a batch of the best tasting chips in just 12 minutes. In addition, the revolutionary AirFryer overcomes the odor that traditional frying creates. Because it uses hot air rather than oil to fry food, it emits fewer vapors, while the Integrated Air Filter diffuses any smells. Cleaning up after cooking with the AirFryer is also simple, thanks to the removable, dishwasher-safe parts and non-stick surfaces.  The AirFryer features a timer which lets you pre-set cooking times of up to 30 minutes, so you can focus on other tasks while your main course is being cooked to perfection. You can also interrupt cooking to check on progress whenever you want, to ensure you get the result you want.The Adjustable Temperature Control also lets you pre-set temperatures of up to 200°C, and cooks food with steady heat to ensure crisp and even cooking. Making it even simpler to prepare every part of your meal, the Philips AirFryer includes a Food Separator Accessory which allows you to fry multiple foods at once without mixing the flavours together!  

For inspiration, the AirFryer comes complete with a recipe book, and even more recipes can be found on Philips MyKitchen – a website that inspires you to cook healthy, nutritional and tasty meals for the family. A host of culinary tricks and handy time-saving tips also show you how to get amazing results effortlessly. So you can enjoy family favourites every day of the week with none of the guilt or hassle – but all the taste – of regular fried foods. With the Philips AirFryer, fried foods are healthy and delicious.

Key features include:

  • Patented Rapid Air technology – combines hot air with grill component to fry food
  • In-built Timer – lets you pre-set cooking times of up to 30 mins
  • Adjustable Temperature Control – cooks food at steady rate up to 200°C
  • Food Separator Accessory – lets you fry multiple foods at once
  • Integrated Air Filter – diffuses odors

 For more information contact the Philips customer care line on 087 808 4456 or visit the PHILIPS website 


Be still my heart! This one is my fave colour!

 When they heard that it is my birthday on Sunday Philips and Jenni Newman decided to give me one of these beauties to GIVE AWAY to one of you beauties reading this post. Yes! you read it correctly. Its MY birthday but I am giving this away to one of YOU! Isn’t that just awesome news?

To stand in line to win one of these fabulous Philips Air Fryers all you have to do is comment on this post. That should bring all the lurkers out of the woodwork….hehe! I would like you to give me a motivational reason, in 5 lines or less, why you think YOU should win this prize. You can just tell it straight, use flowery language or use poetry or limirick style. Its up to you! Just remember….FIVE lines or less. More than that wont cut the oil 🙂

Get those thinking caps on and get to it! You have until Midnight on Sunday 17th April 2011 to get your comment in.  And good luck. I will NOT be choosing the winner. Philips SA will read all the comments and decide which one pulls the hardest on their healthy heart strings!

Please note that unfortunately this competition is only open to SA residents! The shipping to other countries would be too expensive to contemplate! My apologies to my over the big pond readers!

And thank you once again Philips SA and Jenni Newman PR. You ROCK!!

browniegirl xx

LATE EDIT – 18 April 2011 12.21am


Thank you to everyone who has entered. I have had a good giggle at some of the comments 🙂 These will now be sent to Philips for judging. Will let you know the winner as soon as I hear!

116 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2011 2:16 PM

    Happy Birthday for Sunday Col. This is why I think I need that amazing thing!

    It has been 12 months since I had my last fag,
    And the nicotine deprivation drove me mad.
    I busied my days eating french fries,
    this is evident by the size of my thighs!
    Love fried chips more than life itself,
    but now it is time to focus on my health!

  2. April 15, 2011 2:20 PM

    I used to love my TV braai
    Cooked in it everyday
    It died in the flood
    No more to be found
    I need a new best kitchen-buddy

    • April 15, 2011 5:56 PM

      Sidey, I also looooooved my TV Braai!! I wonder why they don’t make it anymore! I got mine as a wedding gift in 1985!

      • April 15, 2011 9:24 PM

        I think you can still get them. I got one about two years ago and it often does duty in my kitchen! xx

  3. April 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    ps – happy blogaversary!

  4. Rob. permalink
    April 15, 2011 2:23 PM

    Gosh ..
    I am the first one to comment on this awesome post .. what I actually came to say was cannot believe that it was almost a year ago that you, Kath & myself were having coffee together prior to my ‘groot trek’ !!!! My how time has certainly flown!
    Happy blogaversary and uber cool prize you get to give away .. I shall have to put my thinking cap on and come up with a 5 liner or more to see if I can be in the running 🙂
    have an aweome afternoon

    • Rob. permalink
      April 15, 2011 2:24 PM

      and Sidey beat me to being first .. 😉

    • April 15, 2011 9:25 PM

      Thank you so much Rob. Yep, almost a year since that day! Time flies when you are having fun! Look forward to your 5 liner…..Hugs xx

  5. April 15, 2011 2:29 PM

    Let me tell you Colly, the day you stepped into the bloggersphere, it remained the same no more. You have changed blogging for som many people and this give-away is just proof of that!! Congrats, girl!!

  6. Sous Chef permalink
    April 15, 2011 2:30 PM

    Happy Blog Birthday to our dear Colly
    She says this fryer ain’t a Wally
    Give it to me, cos I wanna say…..
    This is what I did with my Philips today!

  7. April 15, 2011 3:15 PM

    Happy Blogaversary Colly wolly.

  8. April 15, 2011 3:25 PM

    Congratulations on your blogaversary — well done! Enjoyed reading your post — was intrigued by your comment on TheOnlyCin’s blog and so skipped over. That’s a pretty handy (and healthy) appliance to have in the kitchen — good luck to your readers.

    • April 15, 2011 9:28 PM

      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Have a great weekend 😉

  9. spiceblogger permalink
    April 15, 2011 3:25 PM

    Happy Blogaversary!
    Simply put, I’d like to try one of these for health reasons. We are trying to get a handle on my husband’s high blood pressure and cholesterol and our overall health. We try very hard to cook healthful meals, but still crave fried food. This little gem would be such an asset in our kitchen!

    • April 15, 2011 9:34 PM

      Thank you for your comment spiceblogger! I think you are over in the USA? We would unfortunately not be able to ship to the States. But thank you so much. And the AirFryer really is a gem. Have a great weekend xx

  10. shaye permalink
    April 15, 2011 3:28 PM

    Hello Col
    Here’s my five liner as to why I believe I should win this amazing prize.

    On the 8th of May the love of my life will be another year older,and I could think of nothing better than giving him what his big heart desires ~the Philips AirFryer

  11. April 15, 2011 3:31 PM

    My brand new kitchen is just about done. Philips dishwasher in place all that’s missing is a philip air fryer

  12. April 15, 2011 3:36 PM

    Happy Birthday for Sunday Twitter friend!
    I hope that you have a super special day and all your dreams come true!

    Ok, So why do I deserve the Phillips air fryer…

    I’m a busy, multi-tasking mom. That’s why!
    It will certainly help me on days when my children have after school activities ie. When I’ve been playing mom’s taxi.
    Homework needs to be done – so it would be lovely to allow this gadget to do its work
    While I give my undivided attention to my children.

    I think that’s it…
    Thanks Colly and Phillips

    • April 15, 2011 9:37 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment and birthday wishes Twitter friend 🙂

  13. April 15, 2011 3:44 PM

    Too much oil increased my size
    The Philips air fryer might prevent my demise.
    Not to be as thin as a pole but to have some control.
    So Colly Wolly please help me reach my goal.

  14. April 15, 2011 3:49 PM

    I’m 50 years old and have never been able to cook to save my life
    Which may be the sad reason why I’ve never been somebody’s wife
    Now the doctor is trying to make me lose weight with countless situps
    While bringing my cholesterol down with the air-fryer from Phillips

    Am I not a worthy recipient of this amazing product?


    Happy happy happy birthday you wonderful woman – I hope you got spoilt rotten!

    • April 15, 2011 9:38 PM

      LOL! You are sooo funny! I have missed you! Good to see you again Lyndatjie. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I am hoping to be spoilt very rotten 🙂 xx

  15. Blondie permalink
    April 15, 2011 4:10 PM

    I’ve never been much of a braai’er
    At the stove I’m a regular trier
    Fried foods make me fail
    At getting a male
    (just ask my scale)
    And the cure is a Philips Air Fryer

    Happy Birthday Coll! I hope you have a day as wonderful as you deserve xx

    • April 15, 2011 9:40 PM

      Thank you so much for the good wishes Blondie. Lovely to see you visiting this side 🙂 xx

  16. Pauline Steele permalink
    April 15, 2011 4:21 PM

    I gotta say that I love my food! And somehow (as I’m sure everyone agrees) the best stuff is always fried in oil! Bleh … not a good thing when you struggle with your weight! When I first heard about this fryer I though I gotta have one! How awesome to be able to still eat those chips and fried thing but not have to worry about all that oil! Colly I hope you have an awesome birthday and not only get to give one of these away but you also get to keep one!

  17. Sharon permalink
    April 15, 2011 4:36 PM

    Congratualtions with your Blogaversary!! You have come a far way and are showing the rest of us the way to go!! To many more years of reading your blogs!!

    I dont know if I can beat the above comments! Especially SousChef – she’s on such a winning streak! ;(

    Perhaps I can do this with a one liner: Im pregnant, need food FAST!! 😉

    Have a gorgeous weekend, down by the Bay! xx

    • April 15, 2011 11:37 PM

      Thank you so much Sharon for the good wishes. May there be many more blogaversaries between us! Not too long to go now for you. All the best xx

  18. April 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    When the stars do align, I have time out of mind
    To cook food for my hub, and then walk my mutt.

    But more often than not, I work late
    And the hubs gets a sandwich on a plate.

    Just think about what I could do,
    With a Philips Air Fryer.. I could cook and write poetry too!

    Right, Colly, that’s the first poetry I’ve written in 10 years, I hope I’m in the running – maybe then I’d be able to practise my writing and cook at the same time!

    love and many happy birthdays for you and your darling blog!

  19. April 15, 2011 4:54 PM

    Wishing you birthday blessings and all you so richly deserve! I would love to win this awesome prize, not for my but for my sister who is the mother of the most beautiful nieces any aunty could wish for! She is a stay at home mum who believes in feeding her kids the best food possible, and I know she would use this 🙂

  20. Douglas de Villiers permalink
    April 15, 2011 4:57 PM

    As to why I should win this competiton I would refer you to your remark on my comment of ‘slap’ chips on your wall of 29 March…..

    ‘Dougie, come talk to me again when your arteries are clogged HAHA! This is a new day….a new slap chip is born. Talking of newspaper…they actually served some up wrapped in paper…you could still read the print on the paper…no oily grease to wash it away :)’
    Surely YOU do not want to be the cause of my untimely demise!

  21. April 15, 2011 5:10 PM

    Firstly, hearty congrats on your blog’s birthday, our blogs are now – officially – twin sisters.
    Secondly, after the amount of noise you’ve made for them, Philips should give you a fryer too.
    Thirdly, my husband was diagnosed with chronic cholesetrol problems last year, which has really changed the way he lives and I cook. I dearly miss some of my fried dishes and would love to be able to make them again, in a healthier way.
    Fourthly, my maiden name was Phillips, does that count?

    • April 15, 2011 11:41 PM

      Thank you Cindy, I couldn’t wish to be twins with anyone nicer 🙂 Hugs xx

  22. April 15, 2011 5:54 PM

    Congratulations on your 1st year on WordPress!

    This sounds like a wonderful product!

    • April 15, 2011 11:42 PM

      Thank you so much Polkie….come now. Where’s your little reason why you should win? I’m sure you do have one…..xx

  23. Cindy Soeiro permalink
    April 15, 2011 7:34 PM

    Happy Birthday blah blah blah show me the money

    There was an old lady who lived in a shoe, (thats me but I aint so old :))
    she had 5 children and didn’t know what to do, (and that’s true!)
    she used so much oil she was getting more hate mail than Shell,
    oh only if she had a Phillips Air frier then I could tell them to all go to hell

    Yours in Joy, Love and Happiness…

  24. Georgia Kaldelis permalink
    April 16, 2011 6:03 AM

    Chops, chicken and croutons – I always just fry it
    My doctor tells me – a healthy Mediterranean diet!
    Since cooking and baking give me the ultimate pleasure
    Please give me the Philips Air Fryer forever to treasure
    Thank you so much!

    • April 16, 2011 3:46 PM

      Its such a difficult thing when one has to change diet. I’m in the process of doing it too. Good luck!

  25. Handsome Harold permalink
    April 16, 2011 10:08 AM

    I better win this flippin fryer Colleen, but being my friend and all, that could result in a nepotism fall. So, I’ll have to buy one I guess and buy oil a lot less. The end result will be a happier and healthier me, and a lot more lean!!

    • April 16, 2011 3:48 PM

      No one is excluded from this competition thank goodness Harold otherwise you might stop talking to me and then I wouldnt think you so handsome anymore 🙂 No nepotism because Philips will do the judging not me. So thank you for your entry and good luck! More lean you say??? Hmmmmmm

  26. April 16, 2011 12:16 PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! As a special birthday gift to myself (your birthday but I get the gift) I signed up for email alerts so you magically float into my letter box whenever you post. Now why on earth did I never think of that before? And sorry I can’t win such a fabulous gift but it is a cool gadget! And I hope they gave you one too! (wink wink) I love to see Donald’s smiling face. He really kept me laughing when I was there.

    • April 16, 2011 11:24 PM

      Thank you SO much Jamie. Glad you subscribed! I know, I also don’t think of those things. Don sends love and so do I xx

  27. April 16, 2011 12:20 PM

    Thank you again for such a lovely mention and the wonderful prize Colleen. I am looking forward to sinking my teeth into it and posting some delicious recipes.
    Happy Blogoversary for yesterday, mine was the day before. 🙂 April seems to be a month full of anniversaries.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow – have a special day and love filled year ahead.
    I am definitely going to have to look at investing in one of these Air Fryers when I get home.
    🙂 Mandy

    • April 16, 2011 11:22 PM

      You’re welcome! And thank you so much for the good wishes. Congrats to you too on your blogaversary. These fryers are the bomb Mandy xx

  28. April 16, 2011 1:53 PM

    Colly, here’s a Limerick for you

    There was a young girl called Maria
    Who bought a Philips Air Fryer
    Her husband agreed
    ‘Twas done out of need
    of her food he was starting to tire.

  29. Desrae Cock permalink
    April 16, 2011 2:08 PM

    Well Col, as maybe you know, I love cooking and eating food. I can’t write poems, but what I do know is that I need one of these Air Fryers! This is perfect to cook with for two, and the bonus… no oil or fat! Rob and I sure need this!! Happy birthday!

    • April 16, 2011 11:20 PM

      Thank you so much for the good wishes Des, lovely to see you visiting here. xx

  30. April 16, 2011 2:34 PM

    Hey Col,

    Firstly let me wish you a fantastic birthday for tomorrow, hope the wind calms down a bit so that you do not get blown away (well by anything other than your birfday prezzies). May the year ahead be kind to you and yours.

    Secondly, thanks for giving away a prezzie for your birthday… isn’t it just a great feeling ;}}

    Why I should win the giveaway is more of why I NEED to win it… I am moving again at the end of the month, and have NO WAY of cooking anything, not even a microwave as mine gave up the ghost after about 18 years… also, moving into a room, so no place for anything big there….

    Good luck to all, and a great weekend to all.


    • April 16, 2011 11:19 PM

      Thank you so much Billi. Yes, it feels so great to give stuff away. Am loving it. Good luck with the move xx

      • April 19, 2011 12:33 PM

        Thanks, Col… not looking forward to the move… packing, loading, unpacking, trying to fit stuff in…. waaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Anyway at least i will have nice “neighbours” lol

  31. April 16, 2011 2:50 PM

    Wow, where has the time gone, my friend? It feels like yesterday when I saw your first post on Food24! I am blessed to have made a friend and Blog Mamma like you. As for the give away…

    My father is diabetic on top of having heart disease. Coming from a family of food lovers, changing his eating eating habits (not just cutting out sugar) has been so difficult for him and my mother. When I first saw the Philips Philips AirFryer, I knew I have to have one. This is an appliance that we can use to promote healthy eating, without feeling like we’re deprived. Not to start on about Markwin, and his love for fried foods, Oi Vey!

    • April 16, 2011 11:18 PM

      Thank you for your kind and loving words Rosie….feel the same! Hugs xx

  32. Debbie Griffiths permalink
    April 16, 2011 3:09 PM

    John’s been on diet since January and has lost 10kgs. He’s been so good and dilligent but he desperately misses fried chips, crispy fish or chicken, and most fried foods!! The Philips Airfryer would be absolutely WONDERFUL to give him his treats without the extra greasy calories!! Plus cold salads just don’t taste so good in winter!!!

    • April 16, 2011 11:16 PM

      WOW! Well done John! Looking forward to seeing you two xx

  33. April 16, 2011 4:05 PM

    Happy Blogiversary and Birthday, Colleen! I have been so out of the loop lately that I didn’t even realize you’d moved over to WP. I’m terrible!

    Anyway, it’s great to see you so happy and productive! I hope the company gives you one of those lovely fryers for yourself. You deserve it! 🙂

    • April 16, 2011 11:15 PM

      Thank you so much Susan! Lovely to see you visiting! I know all about getting out of the loop. I’m just trying really hard to get back into it again 🙂 And yes, Im happy and very productive, and loving it! xx

  34. April 16, 2011 5:54 PM

    A Real Man eats whatever he wants, to hell with kilos of joules.
    A Real Man cares not for his BMI, to hell with those scientist fools.

    Alas at some stage a mate should be found to produce Real Kids aplenty,
    in aid of this I may have to reduce my girth, perhaps to a percentage, seventy?

    Air frying certainly sounds like plan the best and I am sure it will aid me in my marital quest!!

  35. April 17, 2011 7:52 AM

    Happy Birthday Colly!
    Have a “soup”er day today!
    Hope you get an airfryer!
    Birthday Hugs

  36. Angeliqueca permalink
    April 17, 2011 7:56 AM

    Firstly….a very very Happy Birthday to you my special friend! It was your blog on the food24 network that inspired me to start my own blog…and still to today, your blog is one of the first I go to when I am looking for inspiration for my day.

    Your FBC2010 was amazing and I am sad that I had to miss the FBI2011, but next year it’s a date!!

    So, happy WordPress Blogaversary, and thank you for being such an inspiration to not only me, but I know many other people.

    Now as to why I want to win the Airfryer….

    Being a Chef, my lovely fiancée often has to eat alone at home
    This would be perfect to make healthy quick meals for those nights I am
    stuck at work…so you will be doing him a huge favor (and me) by keeping
    him away from those fast food joints!

    • April 18, 2011 12:27 AM

      Thank you Ange for that wonderful comment. Such an encouragement to me to keep blogging away. Bless you for that. We missed you so much at this years FBI and look forward to seeing you there next year. Thank you for the good wishes. Hugs xx

  37. April 17, 2011 12:32 PM

    My reason!!!

    A dish to time is all I need
    You see I’ve burnt so many of these
    No oil is what its all about
    These health nuts do always shout
    And for that variety of food my children do plead!!!

    Happy bloggaversary

  38. Stephanie Hill permalink
    April 17, 2011 2:23 PM

    Happy Birthday Colly. You deserve all the best for the year ahead.
    I would love to win this Air Fryer. What else can I say. We try to use fats very sparingly and this would be the perfect device for my family. We are all trying desperately to lose weight to so this would also help with that. Plus I have had such a run of bad luck some good luck would be a pleasant change.

  39. April 17, 2011 5:01 PM

    Happy blogaversary browniegirl! You’ve done such amazing thigs for the food blogging community, thank you for all your hard work, the community definitely wouldn’t be so strong without you!

    Just like a Haiku uses very few words to get a poem across, the Phillips AirFryer uses no oil to create delicious fried food. So here is a Haiku to aid my chances in winning one!

    Expanding waistlines
    A new hero emerges
    Phillips AirFryer

    • April 18, 2011 12:29 AM

      Thank you Jess for that wonderful comment. Much appreciate it xx

  40. Santana permalink
    April 17, 2011 5:45 PM

    You have come a long way Colleen and you are still going strong 🙂 ..
    That Philips AirFryer would so love one.

    Take care dear one

    • April 18, 2011 12:29 AM

      Thank you so much Santana, lovely to see you. Hugs to you xx

  41. Youngest&Best permalink
    April 17, 2011 5:47 PM

    My sister is gorgeous, witty and more
    She’s clever and loving – has talent galore
    So if motivation is what you require,
    Just being Brownie’s sister should win the Air Fryer

  42. QOTD permalink
    April 17, 2011 5:49 PM

    My arteries are clogging
    My behind has spread
    My love for things oily now fills me with dread
    As old age beckons my situation is dire
    I have to win me a Philips AirFryer.

  43. Corrie permalink
    April 17, 2011 5:53 PM

    The ad was convincing, the jingle would say “what did you do with your Philips today”
    Audio, visual, baking products galore – I bought them all and just wanted more.
    Philips you made me a compulsive buyer, now please can I win the sexy Air Fryer ?

    • April 18, 2011 12:31 AM

      It is rather sexy isn’t it Corrie? Especially the black one……

  44. Griet permalink
    April 17, 2011 6:21 PM

    Oh my hat, I nearly missed this!!! that would have been terrible. But here I am, Happy Birthday Soulsista, yet again. Lovely to chat to you today.

    I bless the day that you started blogging, because it brought us together, it made us friends for life. “Sy is nie sommer `n ou voetsek nie, sy`s my maatijie”.

    Now I must just tell you that my kitchen here in KZN is Black and White and that Air Fryer will look just too darling on my counter, and it will stop Dennis from stopping at KFC ever so often to buy chips. HEEHEE.

    • April 18, 2011 12:32 AM

      Thank you so much Griet. Yes, blogging brought us together and we will stay together! Thank you so much for the birthday greeting, the call, the gifts 🙂 MWAH! Love you xx

  45. April 17, 2011 7:15 PM

    Ever the sceptic and cynic I am willing to put this baby through it’s paces. And it’s just in time.
    With Ramadaan round the corner, I can see me filling my Samoosas and getting to actually eat it. As luck would have it, my Birthday is on the 27th April – so I guess it is the right thing to do for you to pass your gift on over to me. You can have the day off in return.

  46. April 17, 2011 7:26 PM

    Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary!

    I’ve resisted many temptations to buy a deep-fat fryer over the years simply because I knew I’d consume more calories as a result. The cleaning up afterwards was another consideration. But this…this changes the game! I would love one!

  47. Julie permalink
    April 17, 2011 8:03 PM

    I’d love to try out the Philips Air Fryer when cooking fresh fish and use the recipes in my new Fish Monger Blog which I’ll be publishing next week. Happy Birthday Colleen! I look forward to your ongoing inspiration.

    • April 18, 2011 12:34 AM

      I am so excited that you have started your blog Julie. Wonderful news. Looking forward to reading your fishy tales 🙂 xx

  48. April 17, 2011 8:17 PM

    Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend … I hope your day has been as wonderful & special as you are xx

  49. April 17, 2011 9:48 PM


    We’re 2 year old twins, we’re from P.E.
    Browniegirl’s our Godmom, kind as can be!
    We’re fussy eaters,our Mom’s overweight
    Our Dad’s a diabetic, but it’s not too late
    To send us that airfryer and life will be great! 🙂

    (Written by the twin’s mom, Gisela Brukman)

  50. April 17, 2011 9:53 PM

    Happy happy birthday again Brownigirl. I don’t feel worthy of this wonderful deep fryer, but I’m thinking it might even help me to cook more adventerous foody items. Would be naaaice!
    PS great thing is I can still eat chips. Now chips with less fat would be a goodie since I seem to consume more of those these days. My comfort food for not being able to eat the “glue” you see…..YES infact I can see that fitting in my kitchen really well.

  51. April 17, 2011 9:55 PM

    PS…….. down by the Bay LOL!

  52. April 17, 2011 9:57 PM

    Happy blog birthday Colleen! Hope there’s going to be many more. (((Hugs!)))

    • April 18, 2011 12:38 AM

      Thank you so much Nic…always good to see you visiting xx

  53. taz permalink
    April 17, 2011 11:14 PM

    I hope I’m not to late colly…here’s my five lines n reason’s:
    1.At 35 I have decided that I dnt want to die young n need a life style change n I think the airdryer will help in a HUGE way..
    2. Seeing that no 1. took up 3 lines,I can only say that u my friend inspire me n I’m blessed to have u ;-)lol,mwah

  54. taz permalink
    April 17, 2011 11:31 PM

    P.s…did I mention that I almost burn my flat to the ground cos I forgot the oil on??? Tsk tsk..doubt that will happen if I had an air FRYER (typo in previous comment) lol

    • April 18, 2011 12:39 AM

      Oh my word! Glad it stopped at ALMOST!! Hugs and thank you for the pop in Tazzi…xx

  55. Ed Pearce permalink
    April 17, 2011 11:40 PM

    Why would I need to CUT DE Oil with the new AIR Fryer
    Maybe next year we can cook u a birthday AIR treat
    Keep up the blogging

  56. The Chefs Wife permalink
    April 17, 2011 11:42 PM

    The chef and I we like some fat
    The kids will eat no lean
    It makes life just a bit of a flyer
    I really could do with the Philips Air Fryer
    To haul my family out of the oily quagmire!

    Sounds too good to be true but will trust Colleen’s word on this fab sounding appliance.
    Happy birthday and blogaversary! 😉

  57. April 18, 2011 2:00 AM

    Happy birthday and Happy Blogoversary 😉

    Well done!

    • April 18, 2011 9:39 AM

      Thank you so much Toks…I had a fabulous birthday. Had so much fun doing this! xx


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