Tag Archives: food

Euphoria in Greenville, South Carolina

Come September, I’ll be heading to Greenville, South Carolina, for Euphoria, a weekend long event that includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists. The annual event shines […]

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Postcard from Bangkok

Mango and sticky rice for dessert

It took me over 24 hours to get to Thailand and my first day was full of delicious food. Like this classic , and delicious dessert of sticky rice, coconut milk (to pour over it ), and mango. Lunch at Sala Rattanakosin in Bangkok.

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Yoshida Udon: A Meal Fit for Mt. Fuji

Mt Fuji, Japan

It was hot and filling, and best of all – it wasn’t fish! I slurped up that bowl of Yoshida Udon like there was no tomorrow. I had been in Japan for a couple of days and had been treated to gourmet meals aplenty. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were beautiful works of art, masterpieces of […]

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Traveling with MJ August Travel Link Up: Restaurants

Traveling with MJ Travel Round Up

Last month I re-launched the monthly themed travel round up, in July focused around the theme of music. There were 12 great stories linked up, all talking about how music is an integral part of many travel experiences, and I hope you had a chance to read them. If you haven’t, you can head on […]

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Sunday Reading for June 23, 2013


My reading list has been drifting to food and beverage stories. After all, the warmer Seattle weather has me thinking about new ideas for grilling, easy-fix foods, and outdoor dining. And the appropriate beverages to go with it all. But that’s not all that caught my eye this week. So take a look a these […]

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Postcard: Macadamia Nut Pancakes in Hawaii

Macadamia nut pancakes with fruit is a delicious Hawaii breakfast

While it may be a more touristy choice than loco moco, I’ll take macadamia nut pancakes any time I’m visiting one of the islands of Hawaii.  Add some coarsely chopped macadamia nuts to your pancake batter, then plop them on the griddle as usual.  Add some slice fruit and more macadamia nuts on top and […]

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Attention Seattle Wine Fans: Taste of Tulalip

red wine tasting

One of my favorite Seattle area events is coming up.  Well, the event isn’t until fall, but the tickets are going on sale in just a few days, so you’ll want to scoop yours up right away before it sells out. What am I so darned excited about?  The Fourth Annual Tate of Tulalip! The […]

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King Cake: Louisiana Mardi Gras Tradition

King Cake from Julie Anne's

One of the rich traditions of the Mardi Gras season is the King Cake, and with only a couple day left until Fat Tuesday, bakeries are madly trying to fill the last orders before the Lenten season begins. The history of the King Cake dates back to the celebrations of Epiphany, the 12 days after […]

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Cheese & More at Tillamook Cheese Factory

Entrance to Tillamook Cheese factory

The month of October has been designated American Cheese Month, a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, cheese makers, retails, cheesemongers, and chefs who bring them to our tables.  And last month I had a little preview of how to celebrate cheese month with a visit to the Tillamook Cheese […]

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Good Food for Cheap at Farmer’s Markets

antipasto plate from farmers market

Food can be an expensive part of any traveler’s budget, and while I like a splurge now and again, I’m also always on the lookout for ways to eat well cheaply.  Other than getting someone else to pick up the tab (just kidding!), one of the best ways to save on food is to pick […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]