Keep Perishables Cool In The Car While You Shop

My grocery shopping always has me going from store to store, which in the summer can be a bit risky. With all that hot weather, groceries sit in my car as I run around and gather everything up! Either I have to be supermom to whisk through all those stores or risk spoiling some of the food I just bought!  A good solution is to keep a cooler bag, or cooler, in the truck of your car.  Store all the perishables in there with a block of ice, and you are good to go for a while! You may even have time to stop and pick up an iced coffee while you're at it.

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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