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San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes, 28oz (Pack of 12) by SAN MARZANO
San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes, 28oz (Pack of 12) by SAN MARZANO
Offered by Sam Store US
Price: £291.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Tomatoes, 1 July 2015
I love pasta and tomatoes and casseroles and tomatoes. The tomatoes I always choose are the San Marzano, younger perfection every time. The taste, the absence of a vinegary and the lack of hard tomatoes, make this brand the best to purchase. I have read many times from the best chefs that San Marzano are the best. Try them for yourself.

I am including a favorite vegetarian casserole, use Marzano, and you will be happy.

Cauliflower, Peppers and Tomatoes from 12 Tomatoes
Ingredients

1 1/2-2 pounds cauliflower, 2-inch florets
1 (16 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, drained
1/2 white onion, diced
2 red peppers, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper, to taste
Directions

Preheat oven to 400º F.
Arrange cauliflower florets, onions, peppers and garlic on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until almost tender.
Remove baking sheet from oven and transfer vegetables and drippings to a baking dish and cover with tomatoes, cheese and parsley. Add sugar, mix together, and season with salt and pepper.
Lower oven temperature to 350º F.
Return veggies and tomatoes to oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Peanuts Holiday Collection [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Peanuts Holiday Collection [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £16.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Linus Saves The Day, 30 Jun. 2015
This set of Charlie Brown has been such at great hit in my granddaughter's house.nthough I am not sure if her parents enjoyed it more than she did! Peanuts, Charlie Brown and all the great characters is such a treat,mrelax, put on your pj's, get out the popcorn and let's go!

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown, Linus Sally, Snoopy,Lucy, Schroder, and Pig Pen all get into the act.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
This sweet, heartwarming 1973 offering from the Peanuts gang shows Charlie Brown in a pickle, Snoopy and Woodstock save Charlie, and Linus gives us the real meaning of Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Everybody's on board: Lucy, Snoopy, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, and once again, Linus saves the day.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


(RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSY, BUSY TOWN) BY SCARRY, RICHARD(AUTHOR)Hardcover Aug-2000
(RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSY, BUSY TOWN) BY SCARRY, RICHARD(AUTHOR)Hardcover Aug-2000
by Richard Scarry
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Busy, 30 Jun. 2015
, Busy Town (Hardcover)
My grandson was two when his parents requested this book, he is now ten. Whenever we talk about books, he tells me the first book he remembers is this Busytown book. He loved it, and I gave thus book to my younger granddaughter who also loved it.

Busytown is where everyone is on their way to work. The grocers stock and sell fresh food; the bankers keep the money safe; the doctors and nurses make sure everyone is healthy; the postal workers collect and deliver letters; the sanitation workers collect trash and recyclables; the lumber workers chop trees to make furniture and houses; and the workers at the docks, railroads and airports help transport people and freight. What we see as we go down the block are all these workers, males and females, doing their work.

The illustrations are bright, vivid and colorful, and depict each worker busy at their job. Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children are excited to see each job and to see and hear about what these workers are doing.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Antarctica: A Year on Ice [Blu-ray] [2013] [US Import]
Antarctica: A Year on Ice [Blu-ray] [2013] [US Import]
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £12.74

5.0 out of 5 stars An Ordinary Life On Anarctica, 30 Jun. 2015
Antarctica: A Year on Ice' was a very pleasant surprise for me. I go to documentaries warily, but almost always I am pleasantly surprised. You would think I would learn by now. As the photographer and director Anthony Powell tells and shows us, this documentary is spectacular in the realm of the sights we see, and the feelings shared by the participants. It took him ten years to put this all together.

The Summer on Antartica is staffed by 5,000 people on McMurdo Station, the U.S. Research center, where most of this documentary was filmed. In the winter, the population goes down to 700", and that is where the best and most interesting info lies. The photography is spectacular. This is a white wilderness and in many places no human has placed a step. The change in seasons is certainly a phenomenom, from October to February is summer, and the winter descends, -40 degrees is common, the entranceway to many buildings is snowed in, storms from Category one to category 3 are common. Life is led inside buildings.

Powell met and married his wife at McMurdo, we meet the firemen, pilots, computer personnel, chefs, retail clerks and many of the other personnel who share their day to day life with us. After February, no flights are available in or out. I was interested in healthcare, but that was not discussed at all. It takes a special person to remain at McMurdo. It sounds like you work six days with one day off, so much of the time is spent eating, working and sleeping. For the 700 who stay year round, it sounds like they much prefer the smaller crowd. They become a team of sorts. Homesickness and isolation seems to be an issue at times. No mention of the salary to compensate for the time spent. Indeed the personal stories were the best, although the scenery was extraordinary. In fact when October arrives, there is a little resentment about the new arrivals. That wears off and life goes on.

Heartily Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Sealed with a Kiss (Step Into Reading - Level 2 - Quality)
Sealed with a Kiss (Step Into Reading - Level 2 - Quality)
by Melissa Lagonegro
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Hide and Seek, 30 Jun. 2015
If you have a child or grandchild just learning to read, then this book will be a hit. If your child loves all things Princess, this book will be a bigger hit. My granddaughter is five, just learning to read and is enchanted with with all things Princess.

Ariel, flounder and baby seal are playing hide and seek, one of their favorite games. Flounder and seal hide, and Ariel is all set to find them. Finding Flouder was fairly easy, but finding baby seal is more difficult. This is a fun story and for new readers, this book will be entertaining. The illustrations by Elisa Marrucchi are really superb. They are vivid and colorful, depicting all of the adventures of Ariel, baby seal and flounder. This should be a good book to start or continue with a self reader or someone learning to read.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Scholastic Reader: May I Please Have a Cookie?: Level 1 by Jennifer E Morris (Oct 1 2005)
Scholastic Reader: May I Please Have a Cookie?: Level 1 by Jennifer E Morris (Oct 1 2005)
by Jennifer E Morris
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Yum Yum, 30 Jun. 2015
Are you a Cookie Monster? Or do you just like cookies?

The author, Jennifer Morris, has written a fun and inviting book. For new readers, this is a great book to start them off. This is written for kindergarteners and new readers. My granddaughter is five, and loves these kinds of books. Alfie lives in a house where his mom is making cookie. Alfie loves cookies, I mean, come on, who doesn't? He was preparing himself to eat a cookie when he started to grab a cookie. His mom said, 'Don't grab, Alfie, think of a better way to get a cookie'. Alfie thought and thought, but everything he came up with didn't seem to work. Once you read this book, you will understand what Alfie's mom was saying, or you may even guess. The illustrations by the author are bright, vivid and colorful, depicting all of the adventures Alfie has that day. This storyline is a wonderful lesson for all.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Angelina's Halloween (Angelina Ballerina)
Angelina's Halloween (Angelina Ballerina)
by Katharine Holabird
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fireflies, 30 Jun. 2015
Do you like Halloween or does it scare you?

Angelina is one of my favorite characters in children's books. She takes herself very seriously, but then she goes with the flow, so to speak. The author, Katharine Holabird, has created such a memorable character and most children can identify with her. I love reading these books to my granddaughter, we have so much fun laughing with Angelina.

In this book, Angelina and her friend are thinking about Halloween and their costumes. Now, fireflies are a pretty imaginative costume, hats off to Angelina. Angelina's little sister, however, wants to join them with a firefly costume. Angelina has other ideas and when you read this book you will understand what happens and how Angelina deals with Halloween and it's consequences.

Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children will laugh and get caught up in the whole Halloween idea. The illustrations by are bright, vivid and colorful. They depict the joys, fun, and scary sights. What a fun time!

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mo Willems
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Too, Too, Too, 30 Jun. 2015
Have you ever had a toy that someone else had, just like it? Did it make you mad?

The author, Mo Willems, has written a charming book that is perfect for every child to read, and their parents, too. Trixie is a little girl who has a wonderful toy, a Knuffle Bunny. She thought she would bring it to school so that she could show all the other children. However, once she got to school, she discovered that another child had the same bunny. Trixie was so upset, she wanted to be the only one! When you read this book you will understand what occurred.

Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children will be pleased with the story line, and the lessons learned. What a marvelous story that brings up so much to discuss. This is my favorite kind of children's book. The illustrations by the author are colorful and vivid. They depict and display the story so well. I just love the little character, Trixie. I purchased this book for my granddaughter, and we both loved reading it.

Recommended. prisrob 06-30-15


April Makes New Friends: Children's book, Bedtime Story, kids book collection, Education, Early/Beginning Readers, Funny Humor ebook, Rhyming Book, Picture book
April Makes New Friends: Children's book, Bedtime Story, kids book collection, Education, Early/Beginning Readers, Funny Humor ebook, Rhyming Book, Picture book
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To New Friends, 28 Jun. 2015
Have you ever moved and had to go to a new school and make new friends? This can be very difficult.

The author, Helen H. Wu, has written a lovely book about a little girl named April who is moving to a new town. April is very sad and anxious. It is difficult to move to a new town and make new friends. She has a good friend in her stuffed bear, Wishy Bear. One day after she had moved she took Wishy Bear on a walk around their new town. She looked here and there and everywhere. All of a sudden she realized she did not have Wishy Bear with her. She started to look around, when a Labrador puppy came up to her and started barking. April told the dog to go away, and then all of a sudden, the dog stole her shoe. April started yelling and running after the dog.she ran faster and farther and realized she was enjoying this run. When you read this book, you will understand what happens and if April finds her Wishy Bear.

Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children may be able to identify with April and her move, and certainly with losing Wishy Bear. This is a nice story told in rhyme with several good lessons to be learned. The illustrations are bright and vivid and depict the story of April her Wishy Bear, the Labrador dog, and her move to a new town. Note: a complimentary copy of this book was provided to read and review.

Recommended. prisrob 06-27-15


Children book : Fairy's Fairy tale kingdom. Kids Fantasy story. Adventure. Bedtime story for kids. Early readers.  The Fantasy kingdom series, book # 2.
Children book : Fairy's Fairy tale kingdom. Kids Fantasy story. Adventure. Bedtime story for kids. Early readers. The Fantasy kingdom series, book # 2.
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When You Wish Upon A Star, 28 Jun. 2015
Do you know what a fairy tale is? Many of the stories that were read to you are fairy tales.

In this book, the author, Nirit Littaney, has written a charming story that entails many fairy tales and is a great deal of fun. Fairy is a young girl who loves to dress up, and at times she imagines herself as a Princess. At Halloween she has so much fun dressing up. On this day she has tried on many costumes, and is tired. She goes to sleep, and all of a sudden sudden, Fairy is in Fairy dreamland. She walks through one magic dour after another and becomes part of every fairy tale she has read. This can be a great deal of fun, but it is also a little frightening. It is a good thing Fairy knows her fairy tales, so she can get out of some of the stories. When you read this story you will have a great deal of fun with each of the fairy tales.

Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children will know most of the fairy tales and can pretend they are part of the story. Much of hat we read is enhanced with our own imagination. The illustrations by Abir Das, are colorful and vivid, depicting Fairy and each fairy tale she enters. Children will really enjoy the fact that Fairy can get out of most situations. Note: a complimentary copy of this book was provided to read and review.

Recommended. prisrob 06-27-15


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