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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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Aroma of Warm Pastry from the French Bakery

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in USA: California - Los Angeles | 0 comments

Aroma of Warm Pastry from the French Bakery

Beverly Hills (Los Angeles), California MAPPING THE DAY After graduating from college in 1979, I worked as assistant editor of a travel and dining magazine in Los Angeles.  The publishing office was located near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Robertson in Beverly Hills.  It was a very desirable location for shopping, dining and moving among the “beautiful people” (as my friend Michael would call well-dressed and groomed inhabitants of Los Angeles). The editorial and production team made fairly meager magazine salaries in those...

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Pantry 101: “House Spice Blend”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Pantry 101: “House Spice Blend”

Southern California Every kitchen of a successful home cook is stocked with flavor-building, go-to ingredients.  Spice blends, both store-bought and home made, are an integral part of our pantry. In many of our recipes, we refer to our “House Spice Blend”.  Here’s our recipe,  but the fun part for you will be when you start experimenting with your own blends to suit your own tastes. House Spice Blend   RECIPE       Share...

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3 Things We Love About Rome: Wine, Familiar Faces and Pasta Carbonara

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Italy: Rome | 0 comments

3 Things We Love About Rome: Wine, Familiar Faces and Pasta Carbonara

Rome, Italy MAPPING THE DAY Staying on the Via Veneto in Rome proved to be an ideal location for walking, catching a sightseeing bus to tour the city, shopping and dining.  One of the most famous streets in Rome, it is charged with the energy of locals and tourists converging on the best the city has to offer. LOCAL STORY We prefer local haunts rather than tourist traps.  So for dinner the first night of our short two-night stay, we walked down some neighborhood side streets and found a charming small restaurant. When we walked in, we had a...

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Mark Zuckerberg Honeymooned in Capri

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Italy: Capri | 0 comments

Mark Zuckerberg Honeymooned in Capri

Capri, Italy  MAPPING THE DAY A remote resort paradise that dates back to Roman times, the Island of Capri is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, (part of the Mediterranean Sea) off the western coast of Italy.  In fact it is such a desirable resort that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his bride were just sighted there on their honeymoon.  So you know, it must be a good place to be. LOCAL STORY We took a 45-minute ferry boat ride from Sorrento, Italy.  At the main port of Capri called the Marina Grande, we crowded into the funicular that...

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Red, White and Blue Burger

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in USA: California - Marin | 0 comments

Red, White and Blue Burger

Marin County, California MAPPING THE DAY If you are staying in San Francisco, venturing across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County is a splendid day trip.  There are several State Parks, charming small towns with restaurants and shopping, beautiful coastline, a coastal wetland and beautiful open hills where cows graze. On one of our day trips from the City, K.O. and I traveled north to Stintson Beach and Point Reyes Lighthouse.  Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast.  It is also a very foggy place. The historic...

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Extra Crispy Potato Bites – A Perfect Side Dish to Our Ahi Tuna Burger

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Extra Crispy Potato Bites – A Perfect Side Dish to Our Ahi Tuna Burger

The classic fish and chips menu is updated in our Ahi Tuna Burger with Tangy Tartar Sauce and Extra Crispy Potato Bites menu.  The preparation of these potato bites sounds crazy, but when you “rough up” the par-cooked morsels, craggy edges become extra crispy in the oven.       Extra Crispy Potato Bites RECIPE         Share...

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Lighter Burger, Full of the Flavors of Athens

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Greece: Athens | 0 comments

Lighter Burger, Full of the Flavors of Athens

Athens, Greece MAPPING THE DAY In Athens, we spent the morning at the Parthenon.  It is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments.  Magnificent stone columns jut high into the blue sky.  It is a wonder that the structure, completed in 438 BC,  is still standing.   LOCAL STORY Perched on the “acropolis” or “extremity of the city”, the Parthenon is visible throughout the city.   There are excavation sites all around the city as well. ...

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