Happy Friday! I have been talking about product reviews for awhile, and what better day than a Friday to share with you some of the things I have been loving lately. Please note that I did receive coupons for free products from Green and Black’s Organics, but all of the other products I purchased myself.
Green and Black’s Organics – Green and Black’s kindly sent me two coupons for free products, and I found the ginger and caramel at my local grocery store. I was excited to sample Green and Black’s chocolate because of their commitment to organic, high quality chocolate made with ingredients fairly sourced from farmers. The chocolate is pretty amazing. The ginger was my favorite, with spicy chewy bits of crystallized ginger woven throughout the flavorful dark chocolate. The caramel was delicious as well. It slightly reminded me of a Caramello bar, only much less sweet, allowing you to really experience the quality of ingredients. Green and Black’s makes a large variety of chocolate bars with flavors such as mint, espresso, and hazelnut and currant. I don’t know how I didn’t know this, but they also make ice cream! Yum. Their site also has all sorts of cool information about the chocolate making process, so check it out!
Its cold outside, but my office is hot and dry, making my throat irritated and giving everyone a general feeling of dehydration. I find delicious decaf teas to be very helpful in having something other than water to drink. Perfect for an afternoon. Sweet coconut Thai chai is spicy, sweet, exotic, and completely comforting. I get through my day looking forward to an afternoon tea break.
Speaking of afternoon tea breaks. . .
I discovered these cookies recently, and they are the perfect little burst of spicy crunchy ginger and creamy, tart lemon. Lemony desserts, with their sunshiny, bright and sour flavors have become favorites of mine, and I look forward to a couple of these cookies with a cup of tea, usually around 3:30 when I am losing steam and need to power through the rest of the day. A little treat makes such a difference!
I have reviewed this before, but as it has been a consistent part of my diet for about a month and a half, I wanted to mention it again. Despite everyone else around me being sick, I am feeling great and I think that the vitamin and antioxidant blast that this powder delivers in a delicious powder has something to do with that.
I had to sneak a wine in there didn’t I? After our visit to DeLoach in November, I have had a couple of opportunities to enjoy their Zinfandel, and it just gets better each day after the bottle is opened. A deep berry flavor, almost like a port but not sweet, provides a long, lovely finish. This is by far my favorite wine at the moment, and I am already planning a trip to return to DeLoach
Blogs! There are SO many great food, wine, travel, and healthy living blogs out there! Chances are, if you are reading this, I read your blog. I can’t always comment because I seem to have a huge problem submitting comments, but trust me, I know you are out there! Recently one of my new Foodbuzz friends, All in Good Food, let me know that she had reviewed my blog on hers. I was so flattered and excited, then thought, “why am I not doing this?”. I talk so much about myself, and I thought it would be great to share some of the talented bloggers that I read with all of you. So, every so often on a Friday I will be doing a Friday Foodie Feature. If you would like to be featured, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will likely do more than one a week when I am traveling in January. First up is Mardi from Eat, Live, Travel, Write, so check it out!
I have lots of other favorite things which I will share from time to time. I hope you are all having a great Friday! My day was quite bleeeehh, but I arrived home to a lovely holiday gift from Jacobs Creek sent to me by a wine blogger and Public Relations representative. I will be blogging about the wine and recipes they sent me sometime this week. What a great way to end the day! It is ffffreezing here, and I have an 8 mile run at 9 am tomorrow so I am off to do some stretching and TV watching. I will see you when my run is over!