Product – Oscar Mayer Angus Beef Hot Dogs

You always crave what you can’t have. I don’t know how much I “love” hot dogs, but because I have a bad reaction to the sulfites in them and other foods that contain this chemical, I don’t eat them. So, of course I crave hot dogs, but never eat them at picnics, fairs or barbecues. I was so happy to find these Angus Beef hot dogs in the supermarket this summer. They are free of artificial preservatives. Hooray! They were worth a try, although I found them quite expensive compared to other hot dogs. The flavor was good, not spectacular, the skin a little chewy, but I was eating a real hot dog.

If there were any sulfites, they were negligible because I was fine and never felt ill effects.

Here is information on sulfite allergy: Sulfite allergies

Product and Pleasures – Champagne Mango

I love Mangos. They are definitely in my top ten of fruits, maybe in my top three. The hardest thing about eating a mango is cutting into the fruit exactly when it is at its peak smoothness and sweetness. The cream of the mango crop, at least in my opinion, is the Champagne Mango. They seem to ripen to perfection. The best way to know if they are ready to eat is to gently smoosh the fruit for a bit of give, then take a good whiff for fruity fragrance. The fruit is succulent and almost indescribable in taste. A bit of heaven in a bite. Mangos are packed with vitamins and enzymes that aid digestion. I can’t eat enough.

Product – Alessi Rosemary Breadsticks

I love breadsticks, especially the brand, Alessi Rosemary Breadsticks. I also love the fact that they are very low in calories, nine sticks add up to 110 total calories. The breadsticks contain only six ingredients, no preservatives or junk: wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, yeast, malt and salt. I don’t feel I am polluting my body or mind when I snack on them with a cup of tea. If you can’t find this brand there are many others in the grocery store, usually found near the pasta and sauces.

Rusty looks like he wants to sample one too.

Product – House and Garden Sprayer

I’ve used a smaller version of this for years. The Ace House and Garden Sprayer was the perfect solution to spraying and defeating the mildew on my porch ceiling. It will also come in handy when it’s time to spray my organic pest deterrents on the gardens. It’s easy to use, but I did need to read the directions thoroughly before I started. It took a little bit of strength to lock the handle in place after pumping, but once I became adept at knowing whether to turn clock-wise or counter clock-wise I had no problems at all.