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Feeding kids at home can be hard, but feeding kids while traveling can be a nightmare. I know this first hand because I have three kids, ages 15, 13, and 8.
We have traveled far and wide with our children,
and I can now declare with confidence that my Garmin Nuvi 265 WT plays an important [...]

If you are heading to England for business or pleasure, why not source some of your meals, snacks, wines and edible necessities from Waitrose?
When we were in London last February, Waitrose quickly became our supermarket of choice. I loved the bright clean stores, the superior friendly service, the fabulous high quality recipe booklets, the [...]

The Vacation Kitchen

July 4th, 2009

The Vacation Kitchen?? Is there such a thing? Should there even be such a thing? Afterall, vacations are supposed to bring relief from the daily grind
Well, as a mother of three children, I learned early on that there is indeed a need for the vacation kitchen. More than ten years ago, my husband and [...]

When my children and I were touring around London last February, I decided that the simplest and most efficient way to see the city was to buy tickets to the ubiquitious red tour buses. My theory was indeed successful because we covered a lot of territory, hopping on and off at whim. This mode of [...]

While vacationing in England during February, we shopped frequently at the UK supermarket Waitrose. We found the supermarket to be an indispensable economical resource for feeding our family of five.
The stores are remarkably clean. The produce is outstanding. The fish and meat counters are impeccable. Many of the products hail from the United Kingdom, [...]

More Peas, Please!

April 15th, 2009

I don’t generally use a lot of peas in my cooking. But, that started to change during the last two weeks of February. My husband and I took the children to England and while we there we ate a lot of peas!
While using up the last of my nitrate-free Easter ham, I was inspired [...]

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