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Care Taking in Hawaii

We have been care takers in Hawaii for the past four weeks. Yes, we feel very lucky to have found a ...

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The Egg by Andy Weir

If you haven't read the book, you probably saw the movie of Andy Weir's book adaptation 'The Martian'. Long before Mr ...

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Touring The Jack Daniel Distillery

We stopped for an impromptu tour at the Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the United States. Our friend ...

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Making Beer With A Home Brewing Kit Part 2

How To Bottle The Beer Made With Mr Beer's Home Brewing Kit. In the second part of the beer brewing process I ...

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Making Beer With A Home Brewing Kit Part 1

How To Make Beer With Mr Beer's Home Brewing Kit. For my last birthday I received a big box from my ...

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Enjoy Our Review Blog. We try out all the products we review and have traveled to the places we write about. The recipes we feature, and the many cups of coffee we drink during the day, have been prepared in our own kitchen.

Jager Foods Shiitake Soups, the company, was first created in 1985 by Nick’s parents on their farm in Minnesota. At one time they had four local ladies and Grandma helping in the soup kitchen, mixing the ingredients and packaging the soups. The soup business was very good for a while. You could find the four distinct flavors of Jager Foods soups in local grocery stores, and specialty stores as well as 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.

We created a website and tried our hands at reviving the soup business a few years back. Trying to sell the Jager Foods soup mixes, we found out very quickly that we were much better suited for writing articles filled with tips, ideas and life experiences.

Today we share our favorite recipes, write about our frequent travels, 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 don’t be a stranger now.

Best wishes,

Nick and Silke Jager

Featured Article:

Round Barstool Redo

How to redo a barstool

We’ve had the same round bar stools for over seven years now. Nick is pretty attached to these swivel bar chairs since he won the money to buy them during a friendly pool game. It was a fun night and the stools are a great reminder, unfortunately the fabric on the seats wore pretty thin after a while.

In this DIY article we show you step by step how to redo a round bar stool. You will be amazed how easy and how inexpensive this project is…

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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.


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

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