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Ceramic Utility Knife Review

We bought our first ceramic knife a couple of years ago and I still use it almost daily. We decided to go ...

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How To Brew Good Coffee

We are avid coffee drinkers! Once we stopped buying expensive specialty coffees we realized we could actually afford to buy good ...

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Frogg Toggs Rainsuit Review

In order to work outdoors a good Rain Suit is a high priority. Silke and I have been care-takers on the 'wet ...

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Photo tour of the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park... a must-see travel destination on the Big Island. Our first weekend off from ...

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3 Fun DIY Projects For Backyards

Three of my favorite budget-friendly garden and backyard DIY projects! It doesn't matter if you have a large backyard, garden or just a ...

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Have Fun Exploring, Reading and Sharing!

Enjoy Our Lifestyle Blog. We try out all the products we review, have traveled to the places we write about and the easy recipes we feature have been prepared in our own kitchen.

A little background info: Jager Foods, the company, was first created in 1985 by Nick’s parents on their farm in Minnesota where they produced delicious Shiitake Soups. At one time they had four ladies and Grandma helping in the soup kitchen. The business was very good for a while! You could find the four distinct flavors of Jager Foods soups in local grocery stores, as well as specialty stores & gift shops all over the country. Sadly, Shiitake mushrooms grew out of favor in the mid-90’s and sales declined dramatically, forcing them to close the soup kitchen.

In 2006 we created a website and tried our hands at reviving the soup business. Instead of making and selling Jager Foods Soup Mixes, we found out very quickly that we were much better suited for writing articles and sharing our life experiences.

Today we create easy recipes, write about travel destinations, review products, provide DIY tips and try to entertain our readers as best we can. This food and travel review blog is also a way for us to share life with our families that are spread across the US and Europe.

Thank you for visiting and best wishes,

Nick and Silke Jager

Featured Article:

Exploring North Carolina

Asheville NC

Asheville NC


In this 3 part series we explore Asheville, NC, and the surrounding area!

We were lucky to receive a house sitting near Asheville and created these travel articles to share our experiences of this beautiful area of North Carolina. 

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Reservoir at Montreat North Carolina

Reservoir at Montreat North Carolina

Be sure to visit the links below as well:

Part 2 – Exploring downtown Asheville and a few local breweries

Part 3 – A vineyard in SC and the many NC hiking trails to explore

Featured Video:


Visit our Easy Recipe Videos Page:

Recipe videos from Nick and Silke Jager

You can choose from a dozen Delicious Dinner Recipes from Italian Style Pork Chops to Easy Spinach Quiche!

We love to cook and we think it shows in these fun videos. Step by step cooking instructions that are easy to follow and fun to make at home. See if you can pick up on Silke’s accent 🙂


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We are currently offering partnership* opportunities.

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*All ads and collaborations must fit with the feel and the topics on The Jager Food, Travel & Review blog.

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Shop Smart & Rest Assured… All the Products on our Review Page have been thoroughly tested by us.

Check out our ‘Two Cents Worth’ and then learn more about the products by reading our full reviews or click the link to visit Amazon to make a purchase.

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Please take a moment to share your favorite article or video! It takes a lot of time and effort to create our blog content, you can help us by reaching more people. Thank you! – Nick and Silke Jager