WHO Declares Coronavirus a Global Pandemic

In a live conference, which you may yet be able to view at this time, the World Health Organisation just officially declared COVID19 a global pandemic.

So what does this actually mean?  How I understand it, labelling anything a pandemic, means that it is unconfined, spreading and it is not too crazy to expect that it will worsen before it improves.

From my limited research, I was able to learn several things which should happen now.

  • Governments and people should begin taking this virus seriously (if they are not already). To summarise the director of WHO – The alarm bell is ringing. Loud and clear
  • Finances reserved for pandemic situations should be released to aid the global fight of this virus
  • Hospitals and healthcare systems will begin to be better prepared for a large influx of patients
  • Cancellation of large gatherings and school closures in certain circumstances will probably continue
  • Many people will spend more time at home with their recent wc paper purchases (????)  Can anyone explain this to me?

This declaration does not mean that one should panic. Please do not. I am quite certain that the concern about the possibility of panic is why the word ‘pandemic’ is kept as a very serious word, indeed.

My own recommendation is to also avoid looking for material regarding coronavirus on youtube. There is good information there, of course. There are also quite many vloggers who seem happy to create fear and panic, all only to sell their items. There are a few I have found that seem to my mind to have some kind of mental illness that makes them only want to make fear for their viewers, and that twist the truth so severely that it no longer based in any form of fact.  The World Health Organisation pages can be accessed by clicking here. Much information is also available on your country-specific health organisation pages.

So, this is the thing.

-Mliae

Oi! Google Translate!

Languages. So many. And with each, their own hidden contexts. Those silent letters, or words where just one small misspeak and things suddenly turn to have very different meanings.

Where do we go with something as complicated (and possibly offensive) as language? Google. Of course.

I often must work across several languages. The more I work in these, the more certain I become that I do not understand anything. I rely on google translate services quite much, if not for full understanding, at the least to provide me with basic concept.  Be aware friends, google will leave you looking a fool.  Too frequently, I find myself looking silly, in a professional capacity. I am not the only one though. I know this!

So to share a smile across all those faces who have left themselves feeling quite stupid, and for those who have no idea what I’m talking about, here is google translates airline safety instructions!

 

Hahaha… Enjoy!

-Mliae

Random Factoids 27.02.2020

With only 28 days, February is the shortest month in the year. Unless it is ‘leap year’. Leap year happens only every fourth year, and in the leap year, February has 29 days. This year, 2020, is a leap year and February does have 29 days.

For a moment, I was certain my calendar had a misprint. Hah.

-Mliae

Random Factoids 20.02.2020

Does this day, 20.02.2020, make anyone else’s brain get mixed by looking at it, or is it me only?

‘In the study of numerology, the scientific notation of the number 2 is: 2×10 to the power of 0. ‘

– Numbermatics.

If this is the case, it seems to my amateur mind that this would be the day 20 and palindrome 02 for the month, and then year 2020.  If you are a mathematics mind and know anything about this, help us to understand!

Interesting!

-Mliae

 

Snickers Protein Bars? Don’t Do It.

I don’t believe it. The candy industry has successfully made its place in the diet foods market. Is it really possible?

Marketing at its best, my friends. A group of very creative minds are clinking their glasses of champagne at the moment, congratulating themselves on frauding us all.

I like candy. I am a fan of snickers chocolate. Which is why this post is even being written. When I went food shopping, and visited the diet foods area as I always do, I noticed that both snickers and mars now have a most visible placement for their new protein bars. I’m quite certain I even said in a voice where others could here ‘Reeeallllyyy???‘ 😀 😀  and of course I looked at those. But then, I went to my next favourite area: the candy space. I had in one hand a snickers protein bar costing €2 and in the other, a tasty snickers chocolate bar costing a bit over €0,50. Time for a comparison shop.

This is what I learned:

Let’s stop drooling for the moment and instead think.‘ A snickers bar, which even I can purchase for 25% of the price of this ‘protein bar’, has almost 9 grams of protein. Peanuts. Peanuts have protein. Logical thought tells us that one would need only add more peanut or peanut product to the bar to be able to honestly advertise 18 g of protein. And then magically, your candy addiction has turned into a healthy snack.

So let’s do a simple comparison

Snickers protein bar:

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Snickers chocolate bar:

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8,6 g protein in the sweet chocolate bar. 18 g in the protein bar.  The internet tells me that peanut butter itself has 25 g of protein in 100g of peanut butter. In this case, logic says that adding a bit of peanut butter has made this unhealthy snack, a diet food.

My recommendation: Add a peanut butter topping to your snickers chocolate bar and tell everyone you are now on a high protein diet.

We have now solved the mystery of bad tasting diet food. Hah!

-Mliae

 

 

 

 

The Best: Poppamies Smoky Reaper Hot Sauce!

I had to save, what I consider as the best from the package, to share as my first review of 2020! To be both loved and feared, it is HOT!

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*Having fun with photo editing 😉

This vegan chilisauce, which ranks on 10+/10 on the hotness scale, is a must-have for any hot sauce fanatic! As you know, I am a fan of Poppamies products. This Smoky Reaper hot sauce has established its place in our family.

My husband and I find ourselves, adding few drops of this on most of our meals. It has a lingering burn factor to it, so a few drops goes a looooonnnnggg way! It does add just the right amount of extra oof to our meals, so we really do put it on basically everything. Except of course, those foods which have already determined their own favourite poppamies products. Example; Green apple slices with brie and blackberry sauce!

Be warned that this chilisauce gets even hotter when its heated. So if you add this to food that’s being cooked, keep that in mind before pouring into the pan. This will bring the tears to the eyes, and the sweat to the face!

In my mind, this hot sauce is worth the purchase. Many other hot sauces in the shops can be a bit of a disappointment. Especially if the only taste added to food is that of vinegar. Which is why I really like this company. I have not seen, not one of their products, that is thinned down with the vinegar. These sauces are thick, full of taste, some are full of HOT and delicious. Well worth it!

Poppamies products can currently be purchased from sellers located in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and online here.

Hot! Hot!

-Mliae

WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

I was just now scrolling scrolling scrolling mindlessly on the internet and saw an alert for a live broadcast of the WHO press conference. Of course I watched it.

I know that many of you here have been asking the same questions I have, so I wanted to share with you that they did declare it a global health emergency now. The director of WHO stated very clearly his appreciation for the immediate mobilisation that the government of China put in practice, and also said that the WHO does not advise travel or trade restrictions.

I am unsure how these recommendations work though, as many countries have already introduced travel restrictions exactly.  I am also uncertain what happens now that this declaration has been made. I would think that it would make available resources globally, which would not be available otherwise. And also that it would create an environment of international cooperation, communication and support. Please understand though that I know nothing about these processes and procedures, and this is only my small understanding of the situation.

I do not want to be the blogger that profits from panic and news. That is not what this is about. I do know that the world is watching this outbreak very closely, and as the situation is changing rapidly, I wanted to share this info as the info that I find important to know myself.

I am also reaching out to you with this post, because I would like to know what will change with this declaration. As I said, I know nothing of these things but many of my friends and readers here can hopefully share some knowledge.

If you know about these processes, or what it actually means to declare a global health emergency, please let us know!

-Mliae

Coronavirus.

My instinct is to question: Is this seriously happening? This is almost too big of a potential for bad to think.

The quarantine of tens of millions of peoples is not something that happens. This is scary!

I continue to read the press, look at the social media for the few items that are posted from the quarantine areas to lessen the anxiety. But the information is so conflicting that it is quite impossible to have any kind of comfort that ‘ok, this is the information’. And so, we wait.

I am confused about this. The reaction, the quarantine of tens of millions, seems unequal to the numbers that are being published. (Currently: 2000 infected & 56 dead) This is why I have been uncertain as to what is truthfully happening. As I believe many of you are also.

I read that the time before symptoms show is 2 weeks, but in that time, the virus is still contagious. In my mind, this is the most dangerous bit because there could be many people unaware that they are ill, who would otherwise take proper precaution not to infect others.  What is a person to do if they do not themselves know?

More and more confirmed cases are being published in countries around the world. Are we looking at the next global pandemic? I can’t even think it.

I feel so sad for those who have been quarantined. This must be terrifying!

To all of my readers and friends here, especially those worried about yourselves or those you love, please know that you are not alone. The world is watching. While there is exactly nothing that can be said to make this any less a nightmare, we are here, in the only way we are able, and we are worried. Strength to you and your cherished ones.

Sincerely,

-Mliae


Marriage: Cross-Species Communication and Saving Face

I sometimes wonder how people that have been married for so long, example 50 years, are able to communicate almost telepathically with each others. Do you think they laugh at ‘new’ couples, when they hear us having very different conversation with each others in the café? I think that definitely they do. They should!

Fun happening this week. I’m talking to a friend and my husband about an idea and we’re all excited about it. The next day, I’m talking to my husband again about it. Or, I thought I was. Amazingly, I must have been speaking in some sort of alien language, because he could not understand anything I was saying. The whole concept was strange. I repeated myself and the man just looked at me. Seriously??! It was at that moment that I realised ‘home hearing’ is real. (Or, I have a speaking problem.) If I could guess his thoughts by the look on his face, he was thinking ‘What’s thats sound? Some kind of buzzing…. its getting louder. Where is it coming from? Why is my wife angry looking? Maybe she hears it also…’

It was then, I stopped explaining and tried to save face with our friend. So easy to just say ‘we are having a married moment, will get back to you about the idea’. Did I? No. Of course not. I sent instead a incoherent, rambling message which probably made them wonder if I had been drinking. Great. That’s so much better.

I know that I am not the only person who makes themselves look stupid when its not necessary. I also know that the first years of marriage are a time of big changes. Well, that and just loudly saying ‘what’ from other rooms. What I want to know is, when does the long-term, telepathic communication happen? I’m excited about the time when I can mumble some wrong words for something and my husband understands exactly what I am saying.  When does this happen?

Anyone familiar about this happening?

-Mliae

The WordPress Whitescreen and Updates

I have been trying to write a new post for few days now.  But every time I log into the WordPress pages, Ive been greeted with a blank screen. So frustrating!

This seems to be a common problem. My biggest frustration is that although there are many articles online about the problem and what it could be, as I could not access my site, I was unable to do anything.

I have been trying to write to you, my readers, about my previous experiment. I was going to take a week learning about new happenings in IT. This was before some family things happened, and I took a small pause. I was going to look into the IT and share with you what I learned. When I began looking into things, it was a bit too much for me. With all of the AI and the social ranking systems, newer and newer systems – making the current systems seem quite ancient (and I don’t even understand those!). It was too much. I left the IT information search for something more fitting…. Gardening.

I like gardening. Or the fantasy of it, at least. I understand now that I am a amateur. I am a seed in soil and hope it grows person. Which sets me in the category of ‘dangerously stupid’ gardener.  I have read about mono crops, polyculture, food forests, planting zones  (proving my stupidity), hardiness levels and even…planting in the snow (sounds crazy)?? The thing I learned is that I have no wisdom about what I am doing.

Thank you for reading!

-Mliae

Happy New Year, 2020!

Today is the day. The first empty page of a 365 page book. How will you write it?

I always like the New Years Day. It is a day that seems so full of hope for the future. One of the days when people feel as they can leave the old, and begin again with the new. And also, the first day of many diets! Haha.

I am hopeful to leave some of my bad habits in 2019.

What is your New Years promise for 2020?

-Mliae

To Like or Not To Like, The Like Button is The Question!

I have been thinking much about the possibility of removing the like button on my WordPress blog posts. There are good things and bad things that could go with removing it. Since I share everything with you, my readers, I wanted to ask your opinion on this. I know it is quite a trivial question and I do feel a bit silly. However, this site is for you. I know sometimes when I visit webpages, there are certain things that I find quite annoying, which make me not want to revisit the site. And of course, I do not wish to get that response here.

The Good:

I sometimes get the feeling that often people will just hit the like button on their readers, without ever actually reading the content. It seems that there exists a mentality similar to the Instagram game here, where people will like a post and expect a return like on their content.  As I do make an effort to visit blogs, I only ‘like’ posts which I actually enjoyed reading. I do not just go clicking away on others’ sites.  This tit-for-tat game is frustrating and time consuming for me. So, not having the like button takes this game playing away.  As I will still have the comments section open, I will be able to of course engage in good discussion with you, as I do enjoy that!

I don’t focus so much on numbers. But I do notice them sometimes. And because only people on WordPress are able to leave a like, but none of my readers from other sites or email, the likes do not really give an accurate accounting. So there’s that…

The Bad:

I know that I will wonder if anyone is reading my posts. And if you liked it, or hated it. Silence on the internet is anxiety inducing.

The Scary:

If the like button is removed, I will discover if my content is actually quite horrible. I do fear that if I remove the like button, that somehow I will find myself here writing….for myself. And that is….worrisome.

What do you think?

-Mliae

Illness

Hello

I have been absent and I do apologise. There has been an illness in my family, and most of my focus has been on that.  I am still blogging. And although its been a bit over 1 week, I do want to share with you about why I have not been so active on the blog.

It’s surprising, when anxiety invades even the simplest of thoughts and makes completing tasks quite the challenge.  I have been with my own thinkings and 2 weeks has gone by without much notice to the time.

Have a lovely weeks’ end

-Mliae

What I Learned This Week: Week 1, November

This is my week 1 update of the new experiment I set for myself to use the internet for learning in these 4 weeks. No online shopping, no wasting time on the pc to just be. I said that I would learn the things. To try to learn the things from a good source.

 

I learned that 650 million years ago, glaciers existed on the equator.

 

I learned that Mayflies live for 5 minutes, and the oldest living land animal is a 183 years tortoise. A sponge has been recorded as living 11 000 years, a clam 405 years, and a bowhead whale at over 200 years! Found on the National Geographic website.

I learned that people have interesting ideas of what animal evolution will show us in the future. BBC.

As for animals of the past, I’ve been reading much about dinosaurs. Caught in the vortex, as it were. So much information, and most of it being very complicated scientific wordings to tell us what we already know. I was surprised to read this article from National Geographicwhich reads in a much easier to understand wording, that birds are dinosaurs. 🙂

I also learned how to make a cold weather shelter in the woods. Speaking the truth, I did not learn this. I would not be able to do this myself. I did watch it though. And that made me feel that I knew something.

Want to know what other I learned? I learned that when I shut the pc, my things needing done list, gets smaller! I spent more of my time doing and less of my time sitting. Day 1 I did quite a bit of walking in circles, like a cat with hot porridge. After that though, it felt really good to not feel that I must be always looking something on the pc. I think this was the most important that I learned the whole week!

Next week, advances in IT.

-Mliae

Poppamies Vegan Horseradish Mayonnaise

This was an interesting product. I’ll begin by saying that these were gifted, with no expectation of social sharing, but as I am a fan of this company’s products (and I always share my honest thoughts with you here), I want to review all the products!

Today I want to share with you my thoughts about the Poppamies vegan horseradish mayonnaise. It’s quite thick, as you can see. But not so thick as other mayonnaise products. I tasted a bit from the bottle. It tastes quite heavily of horseradish, so it’s good that its that type of food product that don’t need much.

I wasn’t so certain how to best try this product. It recommends trying with sushi on the front, but when I really thought about it I thought maybe this would be best tasted with écrevisse salad on a baguette. It was so good! I was surprised because the horseradish taste, when mixed with food, was not so heavy. It was quite light actually, and is actually that good that my husband has been eating it on chicken and salad.

I would recommend this product. Currently we are using on breads and salads. I would like to try it with some chips and maybe with sushi.

Poppamies products can currently be purchased from sellers located in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Surprisingly good!

Looking ideas. What food would you use this with?

-Mliae

New Experiment Starting Now!

This month, for the next 30 days, I will be using the internet for what we should have been using it for before Facebook, online shopping and internet porn took the majority of usage for most people. I will be learning.

We have the knowledge of the earth accessible to us, and we don’t access it. How many hours do we spend online … doing nothing? With all of this information available, I feel quite stupid. So maybe I should take a moment and just learn somethings.

I will be posting a weekly post, every week for the next 4 (5?) and sharing what I have learned from the internet that week. For the time at least, I will look for the information to all be in English language that I can share those links and information here with you.

Where to begin…History? Nature? Sciences?

-Mliae

Spontaneous Product Review: Poppamies Blackberry Hot Sauce

I really like this Poppamies Blackberry hot sauce.  It is for sure one of my favourites! It has a hotness rating of 3/10. Usually this means that there isn’t really a hotness to it, but not in this circumstance. This sweet sauce does have a burn to it. Which will play with your mind a bit because it tastes like a smoky, chipotle version of a dark berry syrup (I guess that’s what it is exactly!), and then…..a burn starts in the back of your mouth and you really didn’t expect that.

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The way I use this sauce,  I think this is quite tasty with warmed brie on sliced apples. I have been eating so much of this last 2 weeks! The tastes really compliment each other! This sauce could also work nicely on a summer salad and could even be tasty on dark chocolate with a glass of red wine.

The consistency is what I would say medium-thickness. Quite much like a syrup.

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I would recommend this product to hot sauce professionals and also to those who like some spice but on a milder spectrum. Plus, all of us sugar mice out there 😉 I think you will love it!

So nom!

-Mliae

*No affiliate links, products were gifted as explained here.

 

Happy Thoughts For A Difficult Day?

It’s been a stressful week (is it in reality only Wednesday???!) but today has been a very difficult day. There were tears. A potion of high-stress happenings all packaged into one little beautiful cake, I think.  I don’t wish to complain. I just wanted to ask, does anyone have some happy or funny thoughts to share? Smiling always helps!

Thanks!

-Mliae

Getting To Know You 05.11.2019

What is relaxing for you?

My answer:  Watching the views. Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than having a coffee and looking the natural views wherever I just am.

And you?

-Mliae

Doing Good: My Medic

I usually write features on sustainable businesses that I would like to share awareness of. This is the first time I have written a feature on a business outside of the sustainable niche. This business, My Medic, is doing good things! Not only did their backstory make me want to learn more about this company, also the continuing initiatives they have to teach safety to anyone that just wants to learn , displays a sense of less corporate, more human to me. I hope you enjoy reading this feature spotlight!

My Medic provides medical kits for every aspect of your life. From pets, to boats, to kits that be packed in your carry-on; My Medic has you covered.

The core team at My Medic is considered as a family by the family that started this business. If you are not familiar with the story of how My Medic came into existence, I will give you a summary. A beloved family member lost their life in a devastating auto accident. Apparently the ambulance took more than 30 minutes to arrive to the scene, and in that time, it was impossible to administer life-saving aid. The family spent years in court and in that process, discovered that someone had stopped to help but did not have a medical kit with them that could help at all. Because of this discovery, several members of the family came together to start My Medic with the mission that people be informed and prepared as possible to prevent this from happening to others.  My Medics statement regarding the building of this company was ‘MyMedic had one simple goal: To treat injuries at the source and save lives. So the family came together to create live saving Kits. By doing so, we needed experts and testers. After all is said and done, we stand by when we say that we have the Best First Aid Kits on the planet.’

This background is the reason why I am featuring this business here today. If they can devote their lives to saving others, it is not doing much for me to share their story. When I asked My Medic about their raison d´être, their response was ‘Losing a loved one is never easy. But it’s really what you do with their legacy that makes a difference. Our love for them shines through our company.’ Wow. Well said.

My Medic began as a small family business working out of a basement bedroom. They have now expanded into a 15 000 square foot (1393 square metres) warehouse and additional employees which they consider as extended family.

My Medic is focused on spreading awareness. If you ever wonder do companies care about people, I would say that this is one company that does. They want people prepared. Not because it lines their pockets, but because they have experienced what happens when people wait until there’s a serious injury and realise they are unprepared, before they make having a medical kit a priority.

For the future, the My Medic team has plans to begin holding trainings in their warehouse to instruct people how to stop bleeding quickly. This one is upcoming and they have many other trainings being planned.  If you are interested in these type of instructions, but are not in the area to participate, you should take some time and read their blog. They have great information on it, and many things I had never considered myself like: Not using a belt to stop bleeding and why.

I was able to do a condensed question & answer with one of the team members at My Medic and I am including that below:

Q & A:

Q- What makes My Medic emergency kits different from your competitors?

A- Field testing and data driven approach makes us different. We don’t guess and we don’t cut corners. With the available data, we created these First Aid Kits and then had them tested by active Military, Police, EMS, Nurses, etc… and everyday individuals to make sure we had everything needed inside our Universal and Specialty Kits.

Q- Which medic kit do you keep with you?

A- I personally keep the MyFAK Advanced with me at all times. It stays in my car when I’m driving and comes with me inside my house, and my office. It’s one of the many Universal Kits.

Q- It is unbelievable that the solo medic pack is safe for carry-on on flights! Is it really?

A- Everybody bleeds. There isn’t a single person who doesn’t need First Aid now and again. If it’s a simple headache that they need meds for, or a life threatening injury, MyMedic has you covered. We want to be everywhere because the more Kits out in the world, the more injuries treated at the source and the more lives saved.

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Q- What are some safety things you would like for us to know?

A- We don’t want you to stop doing what you love. We want you to be prepared if there was an accident that occurred while doing what you love. But the best safety tip: Listen to your mother.

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Q- Who’s idea was it to include the pet kit?

A- The MedPacks have been ideas floating around for about 2 years now. We wanted to create specialty Kits. We have a Bleed Stopper, a Hiker MedPack, and a Pet MedPack to name a few. Pets are family and we need them to be prepared too. 🙂

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Q- If someone wishes to place an order for a kit from outside of the USA, do you accept international payments? Do you offer international shipping?

A- We accept most forms of payment and do ship worldwide. We do our best to keep shipping rates as low as possible. But to us, First Aid is priceless. Especially if it can save someone from whatever the injury may be.

Q- What would you like us to know about your business?

A- We are here to help you. Feel free to ask us any questions that you have because we want you prepared.

Thank you to My Medic for taking the time to discuss with us. I do hope that you will visit their site, at least their company blog which is full of valuable safety information and things to remember in an emergency.

Thank you for reading!

-Mliae


*NOT a sponsored post, though post does contain some affiliate links.

Potato Cabbage Salad With Sriracha Mayonnaise

Hello all 🙂

I wanted to share a recipe for a quite simple potato cabbage salad with Sriracha mayo. This salad would be a nice accompanying food with i.e.; burgers or as served on your table for a Halloween party!

Simple & low preparation, the only item that will take any time is to boil the potato (about 20 minutes).

What you need:

  • 10 small new potato, boiled, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cubed
  • 1 boiled egg, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 red cabbage, cut into thin ribbons
  • 6 Tbsp Poppamies Sriracha Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into thin slices

*Some small advices for the preparation of this salad: Cut the cabbage and potato pieces at least half the size I have. The salad tastes delicious, but it would be better if it wasn’t in such large pieces.

Put it in a bowl together and mix well. Makes 6 small servings

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The Sriracha mayonnaise is really good! It has a surprising after-burn to it which we really didn’t expect. And then, of course, you want more!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you do try it, please share with us what you thought about it!

Simple food fan,

-Mliae

*Mayo was gifted as described here.

 

A Carrot’s Revenge….

It is the season for potato and carrot harvesting. My husband has been telling me I should go to look our small garden area, where I put potato in the ground this year. I’m quite certain nothing is growing there. Nobody has visited to give water in months and those top plant bits went yellow and died almost 2 months ago already. (They didn’t even get higher than my shoes, so….).

I did talk to some other ‘gardeners’ and purchased a 10kg (about 20 lb) bag of carrots from a man with 3 bags full of them. (That’s A LOT for such a small area). I got my carrots home and have been cleaning / drying them. And then I found this one just sitting in the bag, covered with dirt, not wanting me to eat it.  I laughed that heavily that I couldn’t just stop myself!

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Of course, I had to share it with you 🙂 I hope you laugh also!

If you are wondering about this wise carrot’s fate, I can tell you that the carrot won the game. I did not eat it. I cannot. The carrot is nicely sitting on the food table, waiting for the next person to notice it, comment about it and laugh.

Carrot = 1 / Me = blog post

-Mliae

Unsolicited Hot Sauce Review: Poppamies Sriracha

We were really excited to try this Sriracha sauce from Poppamies. (See: Hot sauce fairy) This is actually a very new product. I think it only became available 1 week ago! So, of course we wanted to try this immediately!

This Poppamies Sriracha sauce has caused some bickering during our meals. My husband loves it, I love it and we both want to eat it on everything. My husband accuses me of using all of it and not saving him any.  He is correct that I use a lot because I am putting it on everything, but I’m not using all of it. ffftttt…

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We like Sriracha sauce already. This Sriracha is a bit different from the one you are probably thinking of. This one is a bit smoother, which makes for a more versatile product. It takes you away from the thinking that Sriracha can only be used on stir fry. This is actually something I have used on rice with grilled aubergine and wheat  sausages.

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The consistency isn’t super thick. It’s more like a light ketchup.  This makes me happy because I don’t like the taste of tomato sauce / ketchup / catsup (what name you just use), I’m not a fan. But this Sriracha sauce is mild enough, but still with some hot that I can easily use it as a ketchup substitute! Yay!

Speaking the truth, vege sausages and burgers taste like …. paper.  I usually use that many sauces to cover the taste of my food that I feel so happy to have found this little treasure. I will be keeping a bottle of this in my hand bag over the warm months so that whenever we find ourselves at a grill party (always) I have my secret food weapon ready.

Chili sauce makes vegetarian food taste better 🙂

-Mliae

*No affiliate links on this post. Products gifted as explained in Hot sauce fairy.

The Elusive Hot Sauce Fairy Visited!

Some of you may not yet know this about me, but I am a hot sauce fan. A big one! One of my favourite hobbies is trying new hot sauces and thinking what kinds of foods they would pair best with. (Just add cold dark beer and call it a day!)  I have a habit of staying with the companies I frequent, brand loyalty I think it’s called. Poppamies is one of the companies I adore. They are constantly showcasing new and interesting tastes. Also, they let me annoy them….which I do. Often.

If you haven’t yet heard of this company, you will soon. They recently won the title of Grand Champion 2018 of the International Flavor Awards in the USA for most outstanding product and they took the gold in the Barbecue category at the event with their Cherry & Cola BBQ sauce. I understand why. I’ve bought so much of that sauce and it is delicious!

So you can imagine the surprise when……

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This weekend, the hot sauce fairy made an appearance! And we are so happy about it! 🙂

Poppamies heard their fan-girl and shared some amazing new flavours! YAAAY!!!

Unwrapping this treasure, it felt like it was my birthday 🙂 We’ve been smiling about it for days.  Would you like to know what I think is cool about it? There is no expectation that I will be posting about it on my blog. So, of course I’m going to post about it on my blog! Sharing my life with you people is what I do. 🙂

I have been thinking so much about how best to use these flavours.  If my photographic skills were better, you may actually be able to see what the products are. But I will list them below for you anyway 😉

The flavours included are (no affiliate links here):

Sriracha  – Super new product, I’m so excited to get this in my hands! We are already arguing over who will eat too much of this. Husband says it’s me. It’s me. No disagreement there.

Aged Jalapeno– I have plans for made at home salsa. Oh yes 🙂

Smoky Reaper. *Hot! Hot! 10+/10*  Put it on everything & sweat, then eat some more!

Chipotle Dip– I think this will be really good on aubergine burgers, or with potato.

Awesome Sauce– This is supposed to be a Caribbean tasting sauce. So maybe good to try with beans & rice?

Liquid Garlic– On. Everything. Smelling like garlic & onions is my early warning system.

Blackberry– Fruit and cheese. It has to be. We’ll know soon!

Horseradish sauce-an écrevisse salad, on a baguette. Oooohh nom!

Sriracha Mayonnaise– The idea of making cabbage salad with this has been quite stuck in my mind.

and… A meat spice rub for grilling! (Bean burgers, anyone?)

So this is my plan. In my mind, anyway.  I’m quite excited about finding the different ways to use these, so there will be more posts upcoming very soon. Keep checking those!

If you are thinking about it; Poppamies products can currently be purchased in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Austria and the UK.

Are you a hot sauce fan?

-Mliae

Happy Birthday, Lifexperiment Blog!

4 years…. I really can’t believe it.

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You can imagine the smile on my face when I logged into WordPress and saw the special notification waiting for me. You know the one:

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

When I started this blog, I told myself that I would try blogging for 1 year. I made a goal for myself and was quite surprised when I reached it. Now, 4 years later, I find myself wondering how I ever managed to write somethings that people thought was interesting. I was quite certain that when I shared my thoughts, my questions, my ‘I wonder…..what would happen if…. maybe I figure out the answer for myself….let’s experiment’ on the internet, that I somebody would tell me in very loud voice how odd person I am and that there is ___ medication to help me ‘fix my strange’. But no. Instead, I found myself surrounded by some very cool people who not only understand my oddness but encourage me to find the answers to my questions!

I thank you, my readers, my friends here on the blogosphere! It has been a lovely 4 years here and I’m looking ahead to this next year. 🙂

Over these 4 years, I have slowly been finding my focus as a blogger. I enjoy writing about many subjects, as I am sharing my experiences here with you. I am learning all the time, those things which I like and enjoy sharing about and those things which are bla for all of us.

For this coming year, going into year 5, I do have some visions for this blog. I would like to do some more experiments. I am on the search for the most affective skincare & anti-ageing products. (I am done with wasting my money on products that don’t work and I know you are also!) I would like to learn how to make some new foods and sharpen my focus a bit on the foods I am eating. Also, I think I am returning to the diet. I plan to continue my sustainability features & spotlights on small businesses that are doing good things (as this is a subject that is important to me).  Also, sharing those life moments which I enjoy sharing so much. 🙂

Thank you for 4 great years!

-Mliae