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The fun of picnics or traveling with food needn’t be left only for the summer or long road trips. The practice of eating food out of doors on a regular basis can be fun, take the guesswork out of meals away from home and can be a sanity-saver if you happen to be stuck somewhere with hungry family! I picked up this great habit of always carrying food with me when my son was born. It made staying out for longer than planned a breeze and prevented grumpy hunger-induced eruptions on our day-to-day travels. Highway Hunger: Picnic to the Rescue One time, hubby, Wee One and I were all out for the day when were stuck on the highway for over an hour due to an accident right around lunchtime. Oh was I ever relieved to have had my packed picnic kit! We ate like kings on the road and…

Flowers date back to prehistoric times evidenced with the discovery of flower fossils. Discovered in burial sites of Neanderthals, the presence of much sediment pollen which indicates there…

It goes without saying that fresh food is best for us. After all, chemicals and ingredients we cannot pronounce aren’t in themselves appetizing, so why feed ourselves with them? One viewing of the documentary Food Inc will bring much of this to light. These chemicals and additives are also known to deaden our taste buds among other negative effects. Dr. Russell Blaylock has extensive research on this subject. Reawaken Your Taste Buds All is not lost. Reawakening your taste buds is possible. You can awaken them in as little as two weeks by eliminating processed foods and eating fresh flavorful food simply seasoned. Nutrition and food politics aside, their good flavor alone should be enough to make fresh food the obvious choice! Especially at this time of year, when spring bursts forth its bounty, there is a lovely sense of renewal and good spirit. Fresh food connects us to each…

The leek is a superb vegetable.They are in the onion family and are certainly an upscale family member with their subtle sweet flavor. Leeks are widely available and…

Can you imagine what life would be like with no bread? We can’t and would not want to. This ancient food, now a household staple and should be embraced. Bread has been consumed by man since recorded history. It was first produced as a way to consume wheat berries. A wheat berry is the entire wheat kernel except the hull. When the seeds sprouted, they were planted and this produced more seeds. One place in the world that embraces bread is France. Parisians get fresh bread every day, sometimes twice! The Boulangerie and Pastry shop (Patisserie) are often the same and they produce a dizzying array of deliciousness. We love this quote about bread: “Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad but bread is king.” Louis Bromfield, American…

The history of Chocolate spans thousands of years, originally discovered in the pods of the cacao (kah KOW) trees in the rain forests of the Americas. These pods,…

Spring is a terrific season for food – the beginning of the season is cause for culinary celebration. Getting foods at their seasonal peek is the best way to taste foods, even familiar ones. Venture out to the markets with your shopping basket in hand and step into the brighter colors and crisp sweetness of spring. Wherever you live, there is an array of items to choose from to wake up your winter palate. Perhaps try something new or something you did not know was in season right now and diving into some old favorites is a great way to herald in the new season. Why not make a special meal to celebrate! Whether you are in the UK, USA or Canada, take a look through these lists and head out to bring to your table some of the freshest picks of the season.

Lounging by the fire, the quintessential après ski activity – well you don’t have to have skied to enjoy this simple pleasure, especially if you make it the desired activity and turn it into an idyllic moment. Gather up your coziest blanket, a warm drink or a perfect glass of wine, drinking chocolate, a book about winter if you please, or the latest novel on the go, or perhaps small pile of newspapers and magazines. Just bask in the glow and luxuriate!