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Hot Off the Griddle Flour Tortillas

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in USA: New Mexico - Santa Fe | 1 comment

Hot Off the Griddle Flour Tortillas

Santa Fe, New Mexico Our RoadTrip dining experience at Maria’s New Mexico Kitchen deserves one more mention.  The hot homemade flour tortillas rolled around green chile were simply stellar.  We had never attempted to make tortillas.  We were thrilled to find it so easy.  Try Hot off the Griddle Flour Tortillas with any Southwestern-themed meal.     FLOUR TORTILLAS RECIPE       Share...

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Passions of a Painter Captured in One Dish

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in USA: New Mexico - Santa Fe | 1 comment

Passions of a Painter Captured in One Dish

Santa Fe, New Mexico   MAPPING THE DAY As we took in the story of her life and paintings, one word came to mind to describe Georgia O’Keefe: stout.  She was bold, brave and determined.  She was passionate, firm and resolute. At the Georgia O’Keefe museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we learned about the painter, her Modernist style paintings, her homes and her passion for how she lived.  She was her own authentic brand: observer of color and light, gardener, camper, loner and painter. LOCAL STORY I purchased a cookbook in the...

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Santa Fe Local Recommends Best New Mexico Cuisine

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in USA: New Mexico - Santa Fe | 0 comments

Santa Fe Local Recommends Best New Mexico Cuisine

Santa Fe, New Mexico   MAPPING THE DAY Spanish Pueblo Revival architecture, Native American villages dating back to 1050 AD, artists and writers, a large downtown Plaza, the state capital, a Catholic Church Basilica, throngs of tourists served by hotels, spas, shops, restaurants and bars, and stark landscape surrounding the city set the stage for a delightful stop on a RoadTrip of New Mexico.  Santa Fe is truly unique and intriguing. LOCAL STORY We had been traveling with our three dogs for about a week.  There was an unusually hot...

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The Secret Ingredient to All Recipes Green Chile

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in USA: New Mexico - Santa Fe | 3 comments

The Secret Ingredient to All Recipes Green Chile

New Mexico   MAPPING THE DAY For our week long RoadTrip in New Mexico, we drove from the Arizona border on Interstate 40 into Albuquerque, then north on Highway 25 to Santa Fe, the high road through Chimayo to Taos, then navigated on multiple roads and byways north and west to Farmington and Four Corners, New Mexico.  At nearly every restaurant stop we made on our RoadTrip, green chile of some kind was on the menu.  I guess you could call it the “State Sauce” and it is so good.   LOCAL STORY Now, let’s get...

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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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