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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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MLB Spring Training is Personal … for Players and Fans

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in USA: Arizona - Tempe | 0 comments

MLB Spring Training is Personal … for Players and Fans

LA Angels, Cactus League Spring Training, Tempe, Arizona MAPPING THE DAY Major League Baseball Spring Training is personal … for the players and the fans. Every player’s move is monitored, recorded and analyzed.  Not only ability counts, attitude does too.  An at-bat, pitch, pop fly, stolen base or even cheering a teammate to do his best can mean one guy is going home and another may be advancing to a coveted spot on the team. Fans are free to mingle among the minor league playing fields to see the stars of the future.  Lucky fans...

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San Francisco Views from the Buena Vista

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in USA: California - San Francisco | 0 comments

San Francisco Views from the Buena Vista

San Francisco, California MAPPING THE DAY At the corner of Hyde and Beach, there’s a “good view” from the Buena Vista of some of San Francisco’s iconic images.  The Powell and Hyde Cable Car toward Fisherman’s Wharf ends right at the restaurant’s doorstep.  Fisherman’s Wharf is down the street and a view of the Bay is just beyond. LOCAL STORY A day in the city for us often starts at the BV for a hearty breakfast.  Crispy corned beef hash with poached eggs and sourdough toast is always a top choice.  The coffee flows freely...

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Sage Advice from Celebrity Chefs

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 2 comments

Sage Advice from Celebrity Chefs

Our Home Kitchen Mapping the Day Celebrity chefs divulge little morsels of their kitchen prowess in live demonstrations and Q & A presentations.  Over the years we have attended many events with icon chefs including the likes of Alice Waters, Emeril Lagasse and Susan Feniger. Local Story Several years ago, three chefs appeared at a South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa to open a new mall restaurant concept for Macy’s.  Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery was there.  Her renowned bakery that opened in Los Angeles in the late 1980’s now...

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Relaxation is the Key

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in USA: Florida - The Keys | 0 comments

Relaxation is the Key

 Key West, Florida Mapping the Day Key West is an ideal vacation destination for complete relaxation.  Sun-filled views, palm trees, slower pace and gracious people bring the island laid-back lifestyle into focus. Leisurely days are filled with tropical activities, shopping and dining. Local Story Here are some of our favorite Key West pastimes for relaxation: 1.  Attitude Adjustment with a View.  Whether you choose a poolside lounge chair, barstool at an iconic bar, sunset cruise or restaurant table for two, Key West offers unending...

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Ready for Friday’s Cocktail Hour

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Ready for Friday’s Cocktail Hour

RoadTripFlavors Pico-Tini You’ve seen this recipe for our RoadTripFlavors Pico-Tini before, but doesn’t it sound good?  It takes some planning.  Start now and it will be ready by Friday’s Cocktail Hour.     So here’s what you do: 1,  Shop today or tomorrow 2. Make the Pico de Gallo recipe: http://roadtripflavors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Pico-de-Gallo.pdf 3. Let it marinate for a couple days. 4. The Pico de Gallo juice will be ready by Friday.  Add the Pico Juice, Vodka and Ice to a cocktail...

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Overseas Highway Leads to Relaxation Mode

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in USA: Florida - The Keys | 0 comments

Overseas Highway Leads to Relaxation Mode

The Florida Keys With so many places to explore, the Florida Keys are a wonderful vacation destination.   We’ve been there a couple times.  Great food, nightlife, history, water activities and natural beauty call us back for more.     Mapping the Day The drive from Miami to Key West is a three-hour adjustment from a hectic scene to a true vacation escape.  Congestion of the big city gives way to quirky roadways that skirt Everglades National Park, then on to the Overseas Highway.   Soon views of shimmery waterways,...

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Three “Small Plates” for Easy Valentine’s Day Menu: Part 3

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Three “Small Plates” for Easy Valentine’s Day Menu: Part 3

Mapping the Day Chocolate gets all the attention on Valentine’s Day. It was the Cadbury Brothers in 19th century England who originally marketed chocolates in a heart-shaped box for February 14th. Commercialization of the observance and all things chocolate heightens every year. The Cadbury’s were very good marketers! Local Story We are bloggers divided when it comes to preferences for Valentine’s Day treats. KO concurs with the Valentine’s tradition that chocolate is the way to go. For me, a savory and sweet dessert wins...

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