Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Curve balls

So my week this week got turned on its head,
hence why I've been absent on the blogging/emailing/social network fronts.

My lovely mum was rushed into hospital with appendicitis,
but don't worry! she's now recovering and her appendix has officially left the building her body.

It just goes to show that life is always going to throw you curve balls when you least expect it
and we all need to look after our health!

Has your life been thrown any curve balls this week?

A package I received from Audrey and Marco was the perfect hit of sweetness I needed this week!
Audrey and Marco is a fabulous online delicatessen - they have everything from pasta in all shapes and sizes to spiced cookies (can you say.. yum?!) and they also have some gorgeous hampers that are a perfect gift for foodie pals.
You can even search for products according to their country! 

I loved the Oliviero Almond Torroncini which was little individually wrapped pieces of nougat.
The little pieces were a perfect size for me as someone who can't handle too much sweetness.
I loved that you got a mix of whole almond pieces and chopped nuts - they definitely aren't stingy in the nut department!

I also received some Peanut Halva which is made in Greece.
This halva is made from tahini (ground sesame seeds) and is filled with peanuts.
Halva is quite like nougat in flavour, however its texture is quite different. 
It's a perfect sweet to serve with coffee.

The jam/preserve lover in me jumped for joy when I peered into the box to see Tiptree Orange and Ginger Marmalade 
and I was very happy to find the ginger flavour wasn't overpowering and you still had a delicious orange flavour.
As an oatmeal addict, you can be sure I added it with my oatmeal and it was delicious!

The Chestnut Spread was the only thing in the box that puzzled me for a while.
Chestnut spread? Chestnut spread? What on earth do I do with that?!
Much googling prevailed and I found that Chestnut spread is often used in desserts and commonly spread on toast or fresh bread for a sweet treat!

I've never actually eaten a chestnut, so I had no idea what to expect.
At first I expected more of a nut butter consistency, but upon opening the jar I found more of a caramel-y texture.
It was quite sweet with lots of flavour and delicious spread on bread and crackers.
I think it'd make a perfect addition to cakes - or even dolloped or swirled into ice cream! 

So head to Audrey and Marco's website and have a look at their products
I know you'll find something you've never tried before - so why not give it a go! 
They deliver Australia wide so if you're an Aussie, you have a world of food just a click away.
Plus, just look at their website! That cute yellow striped header is adorable. 

But do tell me! 
How has your week been so far?
and do you have any phobias?

I'm terrified of blood and needles - so I dislike hospitals immensely :P
The whole IV thing freaks me out - grosss.

Kristy received these products courtesy of www.audreyandmarco.com.au
If you'd like a review of your products, send an email to ksayerphotography@gmail.com



  1. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family. I am glad she is doing better! You must be so stressed. I'm glad your treats cheered you up a bit. Keep us posted with her progress.

  2. I'm glad that your mother is recovering. This is my first visit to your blog and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really enjoyed my visit here and I'll be back often. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by Mary :)