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Isabel’s Culinary Adventures in Aruba

Our destination in Aruba is Caribbean Palm Resort. Because the island does not list street names, it takes us awhile to locate the resort. We are not disappointed. A tropical haven with palm trees and two swimming pools (one perfect for laps),an...

Barcelona’s Top 5 Restaurants

Anyone making the trip to Barcelona will be well-aware of the almost limitless variety in day-time activities that keep visitors flocking to the city every year. After a day of sight-seeing there’s bound to be a few pangs of hunger within your party though, so...

Where To Eat On A Budget in Florence Italy

The cuisine of Florence is one of the most scrumptious delicacies in the world. There are numerous restaurants which offer all types of cuisines such as Continental, Chinese, Fusion, Caribbean, Latin American and certainly Italian. Restaurants in Florence which offer delicious cuisines are generally expensive...

Tasty Carolina Crab Cakes

Yesterday Clint and I stumbled upon some of the best crab cakes we've ever eaten.  One of the great pleasures of traveling is discovering totally delicious food in a completely unexpected place.  Such was the case when we stopped at exit 138 off Rt 95...

Apple Crisp
A Hauntingly Good Fall Apple Crisp Recipe

The Captain Lindsey House Bed and Breakfast in Rockland, Maine is not only one of Maine's premier inn experiences, but it is so comfy that spirits from past generations just don't want to inhabit anyplace else. Recently a "spiritologist" reported that Captain Lindsey himself...

Hawkes Bay TeMata Winery
Celebrated Vineyards of New Zealand

Dating from colonial times, New Zealand produces a diverse array of wine styles due to the range of climates that the grapes are grown in. The most popular and successful wines in New Zealand are arguably Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and it would...

Boston Tea Party Martini
Three Cheers for the Boston Tea Party Martini

To kick-off the celebration of their new Boston restaurant (and with a nod to their neighbors The Tea Party Ship), Smith & Wollensky created the perfect signature cocktail for their new restaurant - The Boston Tea Party Martini....

Beef Pasty
Try A Ridiculously Good Pasty from Butte, Montana

 A yummy treat from my visit to Butte America: Land of Mullets and Pasties  When visiting Butte, Montana, you will quickly discover that you are not, in fact, visiting Butte, Montana, but rather: you are visiting Butte, America.  Or, so the locals here tell me.  Also,...

Ginger Choc Cookies
Gingerbread White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I was recently in Newport, RI to attend the gala Newport Winefest (see my trip report).  While there I did a bit of shopping at the Newport Mansions Gift Shop and met Cookbook Author,  Diane Perry Gardner.  Diane was doing a book signing of her...

Blueberry Muffin
Susan’s Maine Blueberry Muffins

This week I'm traveling to Maine where we've just finished picking our blueberry harvest. One of the great joys of owning property in Maine is the wild blueberries that grow everywhere in profusion. Stop along any sunny roadside in mid-to-late July and you're...

Plantain Wrapped Snapper
Roasted Plantain Wrapped Snapper from Nisbet Plantation

Winner of the Best Hotel in the Caribbean for the second year in a row by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine, Nisbet Plantation on the Island of Nevis is a welcoming haven for relaxation and fine cuisine.  Fortunate guests enjoy fresh local ingredients...

Crescent City Cooking
Garlic Soup a New Orleans Classic

We were staying at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel on Dauphine St. just across the street from the famous Bayona Restaurant. A leafy courtyard first attracted us as we strolled past; the adjacent old stone house had been converted into a restaurant. Only later...

Dream-Worthy Szechwan Shrimp

Visiting Tokyo, I was still a bit startled when our host took us to a Chinese restaurant, where we had course after course of truly wonderful Chinese cuisine. The dish that kept me dreaming though, long after the suitcases had been stowed away...

Mushroom Martini
Mushroom Martini – A Key West Kick

Some of the greatest fun in dining while traveling is trying things with unlikely sounding names. Case in point is a Mushroom Martini at the delightful Mangoes on a prominent corner of the main drag, Duval Street in Key West FL. ...