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Get a Kick from New Mexico Breakfast

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in USA: New Mexico - Bernalillo | 1 comment

Get a Kick from New Mexico Breakfast

Bernalillo, New Mexico   MAPPING THE DAY On our RoadTrip through New Mexico in June, just north of Albuquerque in Bernalillo, we were delighted to meet KO’s long lost cousins for the first time.  We were welcomed to their home, embraced with gracious hospitality and given the royal tour of Bernalillo and the greater Albuquerque area. LOCAL STORY After a full day of sightseeing, dining and getting to know the family, we were honored to be asked back the next morning for a Birthday Brunch.  We agreed and we are so glad we...

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Amazing Kids at Cooking Camp

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in USA: California - La Jolla | 5 comments

Amazing Kids at Cooking Camp

La Jolla, California MAPPING THE DAY Kids Cooking Camp for 7 to 9-year-olds at the YMCA in La Jolla was inspiring, joyful and enriching.  My daughter Margaret, who is a high school teacher during the school year, is spending her summer with some great kids this summer as a camp counselor.  The Y has an awesome camp program with an abundance of themed camps all summer, including Kids Cooking Camp. LOCAL STORY For Kids Cooking Camp, Margaret developed a week full of Summer Meal-themed dishes for the group of 32 kids to prepare.  Appetizers,...

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Vegetables 3 Ways for a Luncheon or Supper Sandwich

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Italy: Rome | 0 comments

Vegetables 3 Ways for a Luncheon or Supper Sandwich

Rome, Italy The trend for “Meatless Mondays” (an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet) and our personal desire to cut back on cholesterol and fat intake inspires us make Roman-style roasted vegetables a complete meal.  Portabello mushrooms, grilled and sliced, have a big, beefy flavor.  Layered with marinated, grilled and fresh vegetables, we have built a very satisfying sandwich for hearty lunch or supper.    MAPPING THE DAY When in...

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in USA: California - San Francisco | 0 comments

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

San Francisco, California MAPPING THE DAY The city by the bay calls us back at least once or twice a year.  Each visit is unlike the previous.  Diverse neighborhoods, architecture, people, restaurants, shopping and activities fill each day in the city in a different way. LOCAL STORY A few years ago, we were drawn to the waterfront.  We started at the Ferry Building Marketplace.  It is a grand display of farmers market produce, fresh ingredients and all things food, especially local.  Everything from fresh San Francisco dungeness crab to...

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Happy 4th of July

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Happy 4th of July

Love that we are having a patriotic fruit salad for brunch this morning courtesy of guest blogger Marie Lett. Share this:FacebookTwitter

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Today is Eat Beans Day: Combine Them with Fresh Veggies for a Healthy Side Dish

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in USA: Arizona - Sedona | 0 comments

Today is Eat Beans Day: Combine Them with Fresh Veggies for a Healthy Side Dish

Sedona, Arizona MAPPING THE DAY Do you support your local farmers and take advantage of the freshest offerings available at your neighborhood Farmer’s Market?  Not only do you find fresh and organically grown ingredients, but you can talk with farmers, other home cooks, foodies and even an occasional local chef. LOCAL STORY On the road out of Sedona last week, we happened upon a Farmer’s Market with local Arizona crops.  Tomatoes, zucchini, Mexican squash and yellow squash, picked at the peak of freshness, were offered in this...

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30 Reasons to Love New Orleans, Including Fried Chicken

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in USA: Louisiana - New Orleans | 0 comments

30 Reasons to Love New Orleans, Including Fried Chicken

New Orleans, Louisiana MAPPING THE DAY Ahhhh New Orleans . . . these are the reasons we love to visit: LOCAL STORY K.O. and I started viewing cooking shows on “TV Food Network” in 1993.  The original lineup for the network included Emeril Lagasse, David Rosengarten and Jacques Pépin.  In the network’s infancy, the shows offered less entertainment and more instruction. Our favorite host in those days was Emeril.  He was a little more reserved then, but introduced us to his authentic brand of cooking.  So when we...

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Hot as a Firecracker Chicken Wings!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in St. Marteen: Philipsburg | 0 comments

Hot as a Firecracker Chicken Wings!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten MAPPING THE DAY Cruising the Caribbean gives you the opportunity to see and taste and experience a number of different islands in a short amount of time.  Aboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas, our first port was St. Thomas.  At lunch, we met a couple from another cruise ship.  They had just purchased beautiful jewelry on the island and were enjoying a quick lunch before heading back to their ship. We happened to hit it off with them and decided to exchange contact information.  They are from Indianapolis...

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Red, White and Blue Strawberries for 4th of July

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Red, White and Blue Strawberries for 4th of July

Southern California   By Guest Blogger: Marie K. Lett: Foodie, Pastry Chef, Beer Ponger www.marieklett.com Red, White & Blue Strawberries Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday, especially for desserts.  The farm fresh fruits of the season scream summer and their vibrant colors lend themselves to a firework-worthy treat. For this recipe, I used the most succulent strawberries I could find and the purest of white chocolate. RECIPE       Share...

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Father’s Day Steak: Big, Juicy and Flavorful

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in USA: California - Cambria | 0 comments

Father’s Day Steak: Big, Juicy and Flavorful

Cambria, California MAPPING THE DAY California’s Central Coast is rugged, blustery and picturesque.  Waves crash through shoreline rocks before momentarily running up onto the jagged shore.  Our RoadTrip this time is located on the California coast, half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Traveling north from San Luis Obispo, Highway 1 runs through Morro Bay.  From there, it proceeds to Cayucos and Cambria until it becomes a winding, two-lane road. It then continues along the coast through San Simeon and past the elephant...

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