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Balboa Island: Sunny California Lifestyle and Balboa Bars

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in USA: California - Balboa Island | 0 comments

Balboa Island: Sunny California Lifestyle and Balboa Bars

Balboa Island, California Summer visitors are drawn to Balboa Island for its sunny California lifestyle.  They are also lured by a famous confection called the Balboa Bar: a block of creamy vanilla ice cream, dipped into melted chocolate and coated with toppings like toasted almonds, oreo cookie crumbles or butter brittle.  Our version scales the portion down to what we call “Bal Bar Bites”.  There’s more chocolate and toppings that way!   MAPPING THE DAY Stepping out on Coral Street Public Pier suddenly streamed many of...

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Tonight’s Menu: Pizza and Black Kale Salad

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in USA: California - SoCal | 0 comments

Tonight’s Menu: Pizza and Black Kale Salad

Tonight’s Menu is featured in our new Ebook on pages 15 and 24.  Click here to download and enjoy tonight!  The recipes are easy and full of Mediterranean Flavors.     Share this:FacebookTwitter

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Capri’s Parigina Pizza

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Italy: Capri | 1 comment

Capri’s Parigina Pizza

Capri, Italy MAPPING THE DAY The ferryboat ride from Sorrento, Italy was in rough seas stirred by gusty winds.  Apprehensive, we remained brave as we made our way to the small island of Capri.  Once at the port, we left the ferry and climbed into the Funicolare that took us to the top of a steep mountain.          As we climbed, the views became more and more magnificent.  In the cliff-top town there is a charming little square filled with shops and restaurants.  We wandered through leisurely.  We were constantly in awe of...

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Mediterranean Flavors in Your Diet: $4.99 Ebook

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in USA: California - SoCal | 0 comments

Mediterranean Flavors in Your Diet: $4.99 Ebook

Mission Viejo, CA The Mediterranean diet is touted all over the news for its heart-healthy benefits.  Mediterranean cuisine and ingredients are staples in our kitchen.  Olive oil often supersedes butter and other oils in our cooking.  Lemons, garlic and tomatoes are always on the kitchen counter.  Beans, quinoa and couscous as well as combinations of fresh vegetables are welcomed complements to our entrees.  We have embraced Mediterranean ingredients and techniques for many of our meals each week.  And our new cookbook Mediterranean...

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Our New Cookbook Is Here

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in USA: California - SoCal | 1 comment

Our New Cookbook Is Here

Our first cookbook is finally here! We are so excited to launch it. Click below for a preview of the book and link to place your order for Ebook (only $4.95) or soft cover printed version. Here is more about the cookbook! Mediterranean Flavors Easy Recipes and Menus in the RoadTripFlavors Style MEDITERRANEAN flavors by JANET WELCH & K.O. LETT | Make Your Own Book We affectionately call our cookbook the “EXPRESSWAY” to Mediterranean Flavors. Straightforward and approachable recipes, augmented by full-color photographs, give passage...

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Tonight’s Menu: Chili with Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in USA: California - SoCal | 0 comments

Tonight’s Menu: Chili with Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Second in a series, here is another Tonight’s Menu suggestion: Big Bowl of Red Chili Garnishes: Diced Red Onion, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese Tossed Green Salad Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins Honey     It is cool, drizzly and overcast in Southern California this week.  Yes, it pales in comparison to the cold blast in the middle of the U.S. this week, but still it is cool to us.  With the gloomy weather, a potage for dinner sounded comforting.  So, we pulled an archived blog recipe for our Bowl of Red Chili and tweaked it...

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Tonight’s Menu: Yucatan Fish Cakes Platter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in USA: California - SoCal | 0 comments

Tonight’s Menu:  Yucatan Fish Cakes Platter

Our Kitchen at “The Resort” K.O. and I jokingly call our home “The Resort”.  Not that it is located on an isolated beach or anything, but it is a relaxing place where we enjoy entertaining family and friends.  As we have been writing our cookbook, which will be available in printed and ebook formats on this website on April 30, we have talked with many of our prospective readers.  There has been a common thread in our discussions.  Many of our readers would like more help in creating easy meal menus that make sense....

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Magic of Mojo Sauce Discovered by Baby Blogger in the Canary Islands

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Spain: Tenerife | 0 comments

Magic of Mojo Sauce Discovered by Baby Blogger in the Canary Islands

  Tenerife, Spain By Guest Baby Blogger, Emily Jean (with a little help from her parents David and Kathee) Mapping the Day    I have been quite fortunate this first year of my life to become a very frequent traveler to many countries in Europe, as well as to our home land in the United States.  My most recent adventure with my parents took us to Tenerife, Spain where we were able to escape the cold of the long German winter and soak up some sun in an island paradise.   This was a trip of firsts for me: beach, swimming, crawling,...

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RoadTripFlavors New Cookbook Launches April 30

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in USA: Alaska - Ketchikan, USA: California - SoCal | 1 comment

RoadTripFlavors New Cookbook Launches April 30

The first RoadTripFlavors cookbook is coming April 30!  “Mediterranean Flavors, Easy Recipes and Menus in the RoadTripFlavors Style” is a 40-page cookbook packed with more than 50 recipes and augmented by appetite-stimulating photographs.  The compact format is designed to inspire, not overwhelm home cooks who have busy lives, but still want intriguing meals on the table.   Mapping the Day RoadTripFlavors Style began with our passion for cooking together for family and friends.  There are no better days for us than to shop...

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Taste Test Reveals the Better Egg

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Taste Test Reveals the Better Egg

Mission Viejo, California Sometimes it’s fun to experiment with new recipes.  After all, without experimentation, meals become mundane.  So, side by side, does a new recipe stand up to a time-honored one?  A taste test will reveal the better recipe, and in this case, the better egg.     Mapping the Day With Easter this weekend, many a colored egg will go uneaten.  What should you do with the egg hunt proceeds?  Egg salad sandwiches, Niciose or Chef’s salads and just a whole one with salt and pepper certainly fit the...

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