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Balboa Island Power Walk

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in USA: California - Balboa Island | 0 comments

Balboa Island Power Walk

Balboa Island, California A power walk around Balboa Island is only better when nutritional breaks are included. We recently tried the long-standing island Chinese restaurant on Marine. We loved the food and the price, but we still like our RoadTripFlavors egg rolls the best.  Not Chinese at all, our rolls are more the Filipino-style Lumpia. See our recipe for Vegetable Lumpia and Dipping Sauce below.   Mapping the Day The perimeter of Balboa Island is about 1 3/4 miles. Flat, sidewalk power walking along the Newport Bay is a welcome...

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Beatles Fans Come Together on Abbey Road

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in England: London | 0 comments

Beatles Fans Come Together on Abbey Road

Abbey Road, London, England Beatles fans come together in droves at the iconic zebra crossing at Abbey Road Studios. After making our own memories on Abbey Road, we cruised the Underground, walked London neighborhoods and then dined on amazing Asian chicken and egg rolls. Inspired by the many cuisine cultures in London, our RoadTripFlavors recipe for Easy Peking Chicken is below. It is simple to prepare and delicious!   Mapping the Day When I was eight, I had a stack of The Beatles bubble gum trading cards bigger than my little hands...

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Red, White & Blue Party Menu

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in USA: California - SoCal | 0 comments

Red, White & Blue Party Menu

Happy 4th of July Summer is officially here and we are celebrating the 4th of July with a star-spangled menu. It is all red, white & blue, so it’s a feast for your eyes and your palettes. Add a bucket of ice cold beer and you are ready to celebrate the holiday in RoadTripFlavors style!   Red, White & Blue Party Menu Click on the menu items below for recipes.   Red, White & Blue Burger

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On a Goat Farm in France

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in France: The Loire Valley | 0 comments

On a Goat Farm in France

The Loire Valley, France Our travels in France gave us appreciation for quality ingredients and simple cooking. Gather a few mushrooms, spears of asparagus and fresh eggs at the Farmer’s Market. Stop by the cheese shop for a round of chèvre. Viola, the ingredients for crafting the perfect omelet. The omelet recipe below employs our lessons learned.   Mapping the Day Our recent RoadTripFlavors stories have explored the burgeoning industry of craft beer in Southern California. In our land of big manufacturing, the craze for...

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Crafted in Santa Ana

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in USA: California - Santa Ana | 0 comments

Crafted in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, California Who knew there is a thriving craft beer scene in Santa Ana? We took a Saturday afternoon walk in Downtown Santa Ana and found some very cool spots to people watch and relax with a few cold ones. We also loved the Brussels sprouts chips with our beer at our first stop. Try the RoadTripFlavors version with the recipe below. Mapping the Day In the nearly 20 years that we have lived in Orange County, we have rarely thought of Santa Ana as a destination. Yes, a summons for jury duty every few years took us to the downtown...

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Craft Beer Crawl: San Clemente

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in USA: California - San Clemente | 0 comments

Craft Beer Crawl: San Clemente

San Clemente, California San Clemente sets the stage for a casual Craft Beer Crawl. Drink great local brews and graze some excellent food offerings. Be sure to designate a sober driver for your beer-inspired shinanigans. When you get home, try our Crawl-inspired Herb-Infused Olive Oil & Balsamic Reduction Appetizer with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.    Mapping the Day Known for surfing, spectacular ocean views and a casual beach lifestyle, San Clemente anchors the southern border of Orange County. An easy 20-minute...

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Beginning of the Summer Season

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in United States: California - Lake Arrowhead | 0 comments

Beginning of the Summer Season

Lake Arrowhead, California It’s the beginning of summer! Regardless of our Memorial Day weekend gathering venue, be it picnicing, backyard barbecuing or hunkering down inside for the baseball game on TV, we love chips and dip with ice cold beer. We make a quick Pan-Roasted Veggie Dip to get the party started. It is fresh and homemade. See the recipe below.   P.S. This Memorial Day, be sure to take a moment to remember those who died in military service of the United States of America. Mapping the Day Memorial Day weekend traditionally...

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London Shopping

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in England: London | 0 comments

London Shopping

London, England Shopping in London gave us a bit of sticker shock. On our visit in March 2015, the U.S. dollar was weak for purchasing goods. We did some window shopping and our fair share of buying. We also gleaned inspiration at unique shopping venues for exquisite culinary preparations like Smoked Salmon & Lobster Roulade, Pie & Mash and Beef Wellington. The RoadTripFlavors version an elegant crusted meatloaf,  fit for a Queen shopping at Fortnum & Mason, is featured below. Mapping the Day The streets of London are...

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Cut on The Shard

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in England: London | 0 comments

Cut on The Shard

London, England At The Shard’s Oblix Lounge, small plates offerings include a standup presentation of a wedge-ingredients salad. We call it the “Shard Cut” Wedge Salad for fun.  It is just as tasty as a traditional Wedge Salad, but demonstrates creativity and inspiration for presentation.   Mapping the Day According to many published and online travel commentaries, The Shard is not fondly received by everyone in London. The 87-story (1,004 ft.) skyscraper juts high above the London skyline with edgy planes of glass....

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When in London, Drink Gin

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in England: London | 0 comments

When in London, Drink Gin

London, England London Dry Gin production was indeed a worthy lesson to explore in our quest for all things culinary in England’s capital. And as always, when we travel, we drink like locals. We had wonderful experiences at two London Gin Distilleries. Each experience differed, just as dramatically as their products.     Mapping the Day We don’t always order a gin martini, but when we do, it is on the rocks. K.O. says she likes to let the ice melt for a short time to make her cocktail perfect. On our recent Gin Distillery...

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