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Chronicles of People Watching

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in USA: California - Santa Ana | 0 comments

Chronicles of People Watching

Santa Ana, California We could write a book about our people-watching habit.  As we slurped on French onion soup a few weeks ago at a popular scene in Santa Ana, our view of the bar and adjacent tables gave us new chapters for our ever-growing chronicles.  And, the soup at Chapter One was fabulous.  Our recipe below skips cheese.  There is just lots of oniony flavor.     MAPPING THE DAY Chapter One A fedora-clad young man was perched at the bar.  He and his friend were almost giddy as they sipped a glass of George Dickel House...

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Say “Cheese” in This Lakeside Resort Town

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in United States: California - Lake Arrowhead | 0 comments

Say “Cheese” in This Lakeside Resort Town

Lake Arrowhead, California Back in our days as full-time residents of this picturesque lakeside resort, we frequented a local restaurant near the Lake Arrowhead Village.  We likened it to our version of the TV “Cheers” bar.  We often ordered a Parmesan-crusted sourdough sandwich with melted cheese, roast beef and tomato.  Here’s our version of the Saddleback Inn’s Beefeater Sandwich.   MAPPING THE DAY A weekend getaway and resort for Southern Californians, Lake Arrowhead is an alpine community located an hour and a...

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Salty Air and Salty Chips

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in USA: California - Dana Point | 0 comments

Salty Air and Salty Chips

Dana Point Harbor, California Salty, housemade potato chips drizzled with creamy blue cheese sauce and scallions called my name when we sat down for a late afternoon meal in Dana Point Harbor.  For our recipe, we don’t attempt home made chips. The blue cheese sauce and scallions are a delicious topping on our favorite store-bought chips.  This snack is easy and so good.    MAPPING THE DAY There was excitement in the air that Friday afternoon.  Yacht owners hauled supplies and gear from their cars down the dock ramps in hand carts. ...

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When in the Keys, Eat Conch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in USA: Florida - The Keys | 0 comments

When in the Keys, Eat Conch

The Keys, Florida When in the Florida Keys, you have not done it right until you at least try Conch.  I would liken it to clams.  Plentiful there, it is incorporated into fritters, chowders and ceviches.  We first tried it in fritters.  I must admit, I like the fritter part best.  We have substituted conch with corn for our fritter recipe below.   MAPPING THE DAY Our first vacation in the Florida Keys started with a puddle-jumper flight from Tampa to the tiny airport in Key West.  As we approached the island, we left all of our...

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Local Sourcing for Signature Dishes on Martha’s Vineyard

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in USA: Massachusetts - Martha's Vineyard | 0 comments

Local Sourcing for Signature Dishes on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts The Black Dog Tavern scoops up a luscious concoction of local Quahog clams and cream in their signature chowder for a hearty beginning to a locally sourced Cape Cod meal.  Feasting on local catches in New England made for memorable meals throughout our RoadTrip last fall.   MAPPING  THE DAY After a dreamy night in Falmouth, in the Upper Cape, we checked out of our beachside hotel at 7:30 a.m.  A short hop in our rental car delivered us to the ferry dock.  With our day packs filled with jackets,...

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Mansion Touring Stimulates the Appetite for Sandwiches

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in USA: Rhode Island - Newport | 0 comments

Mansion Touring Stimulates the Appetite for Sandwiches

Newport, Rhode Island Mansion touring stimulates the appetite! A trendy European-style cafe, located near the Newport mansions tour, satiated our hunger pangs with sandwich offerings.  Ours was naan flatbread wrapped around a salad of cheese, greens, vegetables and olives.  It was a quick, healthy and delicious lunch.   MAPPING THE DAY During the Gilded Age in U.S. history, right at the turn of the 20th century, the nation’s wealthiest families summered in their “cottages” in Newport, Rhode Island. The Wetmores built...

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2013 Top Ten Blog Posts

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

2013 Top Ten Blog Posts

New Years Eve, 2013 Happy New Year from RoadTripFlavors Rating 2013 in terms of travel, dining and cooking, the year earns an A+.  It was a stellar year in other terms too, but for the purposes of this blog we will only tout our 2013 TOP TEN postings of travel and recipes here.  In no particular order, here’s a recap:       Newport Beach, California: Caprese   Tokyo, Japan: Midnight Snack Curry for Two   San Francisco, California: Corned Beef Hash and Poached Eggs   Alexandria, Virginia: Big Bowl of Red with...

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A Perfect Baseball Day in Boston

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in USA: Massachusetts - Boston | 0 comments

A Perfect Baseball Day in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts A sweet and savory combination of Kettle Corn and Blackened Shrimp pair perfectly with ice-cold beer.  Who knew Kettle Corn is so easy to make and is oh, so satisfying?  Make an extra batch, because it will disappear.      MAPPING THE DAY Baseball season ended just a few months ago and we dearly miss it.  We are LA Angels fans and admittedly had a disappointing 2013 season.  While in Boston on vacation in September, we bought tickets to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were gaining momentum...

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We Know the Name of this Salad: Caesar

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in USA: Massachusetts - Boston | 1 comment

We Know the Name of this Salad: Caesar

Cambridge (Boston) , Massachusetts Traditional Caesar Salad flavors are easy with homemade dressing and croutons.  Garlic, lemon and a hint of anchovy are emulsified in mayonnaise and extra virgin olive oil for a creamy dressing on crisp Romaine leaves.  Top with crunchy cheesy croutons.   MAPPING THE DAY Remember the Cheers TV show in the 1980’s?  Regulars of a Boston establishment shared their lives with each other while drinking at the bar where everyone knows your name.  The theme song comes to mind in an...

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Halloween Bloody Mary Bar

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in USA: RoadTripFlavors Kitchen | 0 comments

Halloween Bloody Mary Bar

Halloween 2013 BOO!  Our Halloween Bloody Mary Bar is back for another year. Before the goblins start ringing the doorbell this evening, pull out a wide array of condiments from the fridge and pantry.  Let your guests select their favorite Vodka, juice, hot sauce, fresh citrus and pickled vegetables for their own very Bloody Mary concoction. Have a safe and Bloody Mary Halloween. Stock the Bar   Share...

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