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Pan Fried Fish and Chips
Enjoy fish and chips at home with this easy homemade pan fried version. Get all of the tips and tricks for the perfect crispy fish and crunchy fries. Does the thought of frying make you break out into a cold sweat? Don’t let it! I’m walking you through all of the tips and tricks to…
Cottage pie is a classic comfort food recipe from the UK and Ireland made with ground beef and vegetables topped with white cheddar mashed potatoes. It is a great budget main dish dinner for a crowd that is easy to make ahead. I love the versatility of a dish that can be made with whatever…
Chinese Lunar New Year Virtual Field Trip For Kids
Come and take a virtual tour of Chinese New Year for kids! Learn about the history and symbolism on this virtual field trip and be inspired with ways your family can celebrate the Lunar New Year– perfect for global education at home or for a homeschooling unit. Note for parents: Before you share with your children, listen to the podcast episode Celebrating Chinese New…
Brazilian Culture Virtual Field Trip
This virtual field trip exploring Brazilian culture will take help your children explore the music, dance, and language of Brazil plus so much more. A wonderful addition to a homeschool unit or as part of a fun global education at home. Brazil is the 5th largest country by area in the world and the 6th largest country by population. It is about…
Hi, I’m Jade!
My blog is inspired by my mixed heritage and the many places my family has lived so far (4 states and 2 countries).
I help families learn about new people and places from around the world through food, travel, and education. I empower families to look beyond their comfort zone and embrace the diverse world around them.
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welcome world explorers
One way we can help the next generation be conscientious world explorers is to teach them cultural awareness and respect.
As we explore the world, we teach our children to be more understanding of different ideas, more compassionate towards those from other cultures, and prepared to interact with a diverse set of people.
Families Exploring Culture Podcast
Learn about new cultures and how to respectfully explore them with your family.
26: Making A Plan For Summer Learning
In this final episode of season 1, I recap what we have learned and help you come up with an action plan. Now is the perfect for making a plan for summer learning to make cultural exploration a part of your family routine I want to thank each and every one of you who have listened…
20: Life as a UK Expat in Europe
Join me as we talk with UK expat, Roya Caviglia, as she shares what life has been like for her family as they have moved around Europe. Where are you from and where did you move to? Roya grew up in London and her husband is from Italy. After they married, they joked that they…
19: Exploring Brazilian Culture
Explore Brazilian culture with expat Mauro Verzini as he shares about the foods and music of Brazil. We also discuss what makes Brazil wonderful and also what challenges there are within the country. In episode 19 we learn about Brazilian culture from Mauro, a classmate of my husband’s (Mitchell), who currently lives in the Netherlands….
Fun Forest Rotterdam Review
Spending a few hours in the Fun Forest Climbpark in Rotterdam at the Kralingse Bos is a fun outing for the family. With a variety of courses to climb there is something for every skill level. We’ve spent so much time walking around the Kralingse Bos and playing at the beach. When there without fail,…
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35 Minute Roasted Asparagus Carbonara with Bacon
Carbonara is a traditional Italian dish that is quick and easy to make. This carbonara recipe is topped with roasted asparagus and bacon for a little twist on the classic. This carbonara recipe is definitely not traditional but the base pasta is one that I know my kids will always eat. It’s simple, cheesy and…
Homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce
Learn how to make Pumpkin Gnocchi at home. It’s a fun meal to make with the kids that channels the delicious flavors of fall. Pair the pumpkin gnocchi with a quick and simple Parmesan cream sauce for a comforting fancy dinner in. My family loves traditional gnocchi so I am always looking for new versions…
Slow Cooker Vanilla Custard Bread Pudding
This slow cooker bread pudding is a fantastic way to use up leftover bread and turn it into an easy delicious dessert that is super quick to prepare. Bread pudding is an incredibly easy mix and dump dessert that is perfect for summer or winter. It’s just one of those simple comforting homemade treats that…