Featured Book #1

From the creator of hit feature film: Gnomeo & Juliet comes BORN AGAIN BEN.

‘A Modern Morality Tale with a Wicked Sense of Humour.’ Bully boy Ben is cruel to animals and humans alike – until one day, he gets run over by a 94 bus and is reincarnated as a bug. Now the boot is on the other foot, and that foot wants to squash Ben flat!  Ben learns […]

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Featured Book #2

The Boy Who Biked the World

  Tom really wants to be an explorer. When Tom’s head isn’t in the clouds it’s in an atlas. He follows adventurers not footballers and his schooldays are spent dreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. One day a private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure: “I’m going to cycle around the world.” […]

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Featured Book #3

A Step in the Right Direction – Walking Back to Happiness

“Succumb to Christine Palmer’s charm, spirit of adventure and huge sense of fun. I’m already shopping for my walking boots.” ~Susan Rae, Broadcaster Walking Back to Happiness tells the funny and enlightening story of a woman who sets out to lose weight and ends up finding herself. In this memoir, Christine Palmer gives a guide […]

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Featured Book #4

Mission:Explore WINS National Trust Outdoor Book of the Year Award

Can of Worms Kids Press is thrilled to announce that our Mission:Explore books have been selected as a National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoor Book of the Year 2011, making it a truly perfect stocking stuffer. For two months the public voted for their favourite “outdoor books” and we can now reveal that our Mission:Explore titles are […]

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Featured Book #5

Mission:Explore Food – just add kids!

We have had some fantastic responses to Mission:Explore Food, The Guardian Teacher’s Network has endorsed the project. Some kind words that we’ve had about the book so far: “This is a brilliant book.” Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, John Muir Trust. “It’s not a book for the bookshelf; it’s one to have out, finger-marked […]

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Featured Book #6

Goodnight Keith Moon – A truly sick Father’s Day gift

Wondering what to get for the dad who has everything? Remember the children’s classic you he read to you a thousand times when you were young? What if Goodnight Moon was about saying goodbye to another Moon? Say goodnight to Keith, his drumsticks, his pile of sick, and more. Goodnight Keith Moon is a hilarious […]

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Borough Market Weekly Recipe ~ Morecambe Bay Shrimp Toasts

Morecambe shrimps are best starting this bank holiday weekend! Seize the opportunity with Sesame Morecambe Bay Shrimp Toasts from Borough Market.

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Borough Market Weekly Recipe ~ Scottish Langoustines with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Scottish Langoustines are best through August! Fill your oven with Scottish Langoustines with Roasted Garlic Aioli from Borough Market.

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Borough Market Weekly Recipe ~ Harissa Paste

Add a side of sass to your grilled favourite. Harissa Paste from Borough Market.

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Recipes for Britain’s 10 Most Hated Foods

According to an article in The Daily Beast online which came out this past week, Brits are a bit picky when it comes to food. Emma Woolf lists the 10 “most hated” foods and offers reasons why we so detest them. CVR_BoroughMarkeyCookbook_300x250pxFind the article here.

Expand your culinary palate by trying one of these delectable recipes from the Borough Market Cookbook, which will surely win over even the pickiest of eaters.

We have a recipe for 9 out of the 10 foods that made the list.

Oysters

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Anchovies

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Goose

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Lobster

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Scallops

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Venison

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Fennel

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Mussels

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Halibut

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Who Said Work Was Boring? – Walking Back to Happiness

In one of Christine Palmer’s reflections on her life in her new book, Walking Back to Happiness, she tells about her biggest work gaffe: catching a Chanel dress on fire -while someone was in it! While you may not have had such an experience, the workplace is filled with opportunities for funny and embarrassing moments. What is your most entertaining work blunder?

 

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Food for Thought – Walking Back to Happiness

Walking is grueling work! You deserve to give yourself a treat after a long day on your feet or even after a long day in the office. Christine Palmer extols the virtues of mushy peas in her book, Walking Back to Happiness, as her favorite comfort food. When you need a little bit of gastronomical reassurance, what do you reach for?

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Bowling for Pasta – Walking Back to Happiness

Not all of us spend our time walking from France to Spain, but everyone loves a meal that is easy to make and clean up. Christine Palmer became the champion of these during her travels, perfecting the art of the one bowl meal. The results of her experimenting are as delicious as they are doable. Here’s one of them, but you can find more in her new book, Walking Back to Happiness.

Ingredients:
Penne pasta
Parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 dried chili (remove seeds)
Salt and pepper to taste
butter

Cook the pasta, and while it’s still hot add the parsley, garlic, chili pepper, and butter to bind it all together. Season with salt and pepper and eat it hot!

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Keepsakes and Tourist Treasures

Christine Palmer has an entire section in her book, Walking Back to Happiness, devoted to souvenirs. While walking does not provide much opportunity to collect knick knacks, everyone has a favorite or quirky souvenir that they treasure. Sometimes we have to buy out of sheer ridiculousness; you have to buy it because if you don’t your friends back home will never believe it exists. Often these become favorites just because of the story. What is the strangest thing you’ve bought as a keepsake?

 

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Take a Chill Pill – Walking Back to Happiness

Christine Palmer uses walking as a way to decompress and take a break from her every day life. Taking time for yourself is essential as it keeps you sane and happy. You don’t have to take an epic journey either. When Chris isn’t walking the trails, she still takes time to chill out. One of her favorite things to do is go window-shopping, especially for hats and shoes. What is your favorite thing to do when life gets a bit overwhelming?

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Sumptuous Sardine Snack – Walking Back to Happiness

Next time you’re craving a snack that tastes of the sea but don’t have the luxury of acquiring fresh seafood, you could try this recipe from Christine Palmer’s Walking Back to Happiness.

Ingredients:
1 tin of Sardines
1 Avocado Pear
1 clove garlic
Salt

Drain the oil from the sardines and mash them with the avocado pear. Grate the garlic over the top and add salt to taste. Eat the result as a spread with carrot sticks if you’re feeling healthy and bread and butter if you’re feeling decadent.

 

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