Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday Rainbow

Happy Friday!

I saw this rainbow today. It made me smile and I wanted to share it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Food Spotlight: Review - Niederegger Marzipan

 Disclosure: A sample was sent for my review. All views are my own.

It's getting around to that time of the year again...the holiday season. My mind conjures up visions of getting together with loved ones and also I think of all of the yummy treats that are around. I love it when I find out about some delicious treat that is new to me.

Recently I've had the opportunity to try some delicious sweet treats by Niederegger. They were beautifully packaged and they're definitely getting me into the holiday season already. The packaging is lovely, but the taste is even better! The taste just epitomizes all things festive, but they can be fantastic to enjoy at any time of the year.

Niederegger is a world famous marzipan brand which makes luxury marzipan in their factory in Germany. Their flavours include bittersweet classic chocolate, orange, apple strudel, caramel brownie, espresso and so much more. These are fantastic and utterly delicious treats! The marzipan is pure enjoyment and Niederegger is a brand of premium quality. Niederegger was founded by the pastry chef Johann Georg Niederegger in 1806. He was responsible for the company’s rise to fame and the worldwide reputation still enjoyed by Niederegger marzipan to this day.

Everything that I've tried so far has been delicious, so it's hard to choose a favourite, but I especially enjoyed the apple strudel flavour. I love apple anything, so this wonderful treat was a sweet revelation for me. I'll be coasting towards Christmas and all through the holiday season and beyond on a delicious tasting journey of discovery into the world of marzipan.

If your mouth is watering now and you'd like to know where to get this luxurious treat, then head on over to Chocolates Direct. They are the home of premium chocolate, candy and confectionery gifts. They are also the official online retailer for Niederegger marzipan. Chocolates Direct is a chocolate lover's paradise!

If you'd like to try Niederegger marzipan, you can find them at


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Election Day 2018

To all my fellow Americans, today is the day! If you haven't already done so in early voting, please make your voice heard and go cast your vote. 

I made sure to cast my vote too.
 We're in this together.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Food Spotlight: Wild and Game

*Disclosure: One sample was sent for my review. All views are my own.

Like a great many of us, I’ve grown accustomed to eating fish, chicken and beef throughout my life, with a variety of fruits and vegetables thrown into the mix. However, I like it when I have the chance to try a type of food which is new to me. There is so much variety out there and so much to experience.

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to try something new…pheasant, which was the main ingredient in a pheasant tikka masala ready meal from Wild and Game. It was great to experience a new taste.

Wild and Game is a not-for-profit company whose mission is to put game (especially underused birds) more firmly on the UK menu through their new range of high quality ready meals and other offerings. For those who don’t know, game usually describes meat from animals and birds such as grouse, pheasant, partridge and hare. The meat is low in fat and high in protein.

Besides ready meals, the company supplies pies, pasties, sausages, pates and packed game for home cooking. The idea is to offer familiar food favourites while substituting the usual beef or chicken with game in their place. The ready meals include a wide variety of dishes using game, such as: grouse with mushroom and peppercorn sauce; pheasant breasts with pancetta, mushroom and cider sauce; pheasant breasts Florentine; and pheasant tikka masala.

The company’s product range is growing rapidly, with the aim of making good use of the large amount of game that currently goes to waste in the UK. The harvesting of game from the British countryside goes back many centuries. It was once seen as a luxury food and was priced as such, but game meat is now more readily available.

As I mentioned, I tried the pheasant tikka masala and I loved it. It was delicious. I found myself trying to discern whether I could taste a whole lot of difference between pheasant and perhaps chicken. If I had been served this and not been told that it was pheasant, I would have probably not easily been able to tell the difference. I think that because I was aware that I was eating pheasant, I may have been able to detect a slight difference. However, after having eaten this delicious dish, I’ve come to realise what I think is the point here. I don't think that the company is trying to say that pheasant or whatever particular kind of game you’re eating will taste the same as the meats which you’re used to. The point is that game can have its own distinctive flavour and exist alongside the usual sources of meat which we enjoy and be just as enjoyable. I know that I enjoyed the pheasant tikka masala and I would love to try other game in the future.

Wild and Game’s products are available from its website at