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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

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What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

My visit to Madrid was the last city on a two month European holiday, that lead me to thirteen countries. I spent four days in Madrid and it is a debate, but I may have saved the best country for last. Before stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Madrid was the first city that I had ever visited in Spain. I am saying that because there will be other return trips to Spain. I knew that I would be back after the first couple of days that I was exploring, Madrid and I just 'clicked'. I found this majestic city to be filled… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in IDAHO and UTAH – A Food Journal

Two women in their late forties, road tripping through four states- What could possibly go wrong? Nothing could go wrong and nothing did go wrong. Well except for my car rental dying in the driveway when I was packing up it up. Then my friend took an Uber to my house, instead of me picking… Continue reading What I ate in IDAHO and UTAH – A Food Journal

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What I ate in WYOMING – A Food Journal

We were onto the second state on our four state, two week road trip. We were in Wyoming after driving from Nevada and through Utah, which was an incredible drive. We learned many things like keeping our gas tank at half full because the next town could be hours away. We never ran out of… Continue reading What I ate in WYOMING – A Food Journal

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What I ate in MONTANA – A Food Journal

Montana was our third state during our two week road trip. It was twelve days, two female road warriors who are in their forties (my friend and I), four states and a lot of eating. We definitely did our share of adventures and adventurous eating! There are many words to describe Montana such as marvelous,… Continue reading What I ate in MONTANA – A Food Journal

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What I ate in GEORGIA – A Food Journal – Part 2

I think I have it pretty good that I have family connections in Georgia! Visiting my family over the past few years had given me the opportunity to explore the history, culture and cuisine of this Southern state. As you know, each state and even down to the city has their own culture. Going back… Continue reading What I ate in GEORGIA – A Food Journal – Part 2

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What I ate in GEORGIA – A Food Journal – Part 1

Forsyth Park Traveling through Georgia within the last few years, was similar to my visits to New Jersey. In the sense that once I stepped foot in that state, I found myself curious and coming back for more. On my most recent visit to Georgia, I was attending a wedding on Tybee Island. It was… Continue reading What I ate in GEORGIA – A Food Journal – Part 1

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What I ate in OJAI, CALIFORNIA – A Food Journal

As I was writing this food journal on Ojai, I started to miss it. If you have been to Ojai then you know what I am missing. Ojai is a quiet mountain valley town with restorative energy that you can feel the moment you arrive. This is where artists and organic lovers reside due to… Continue reading What I ate in OJAI, CALIFORNIA – A Food Journal

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Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

Experiencing a proper afternoon tea service may seem quite intimidating or unnecessary to most. It is a British tradition that has spanned a couple of centuries, starting in the 1800s and has taken on different incarnations across the globe. Once you have experienced your first afternoon tea, you will be hooked and life will never… Continue reading Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. I love the whole experience, the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

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What I ate in GERMANY – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Germany is one of those countries that I can go and will go back to over and over. Since 2015, I have visited Deutschland three times and do not plan on stopping. This is a country that has rich history, charming villages, cultural cities and glorious food! This blog is Part TWO of two parts,… Continue reading What I ate in GERMANY – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in GERMANY – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Germany is one of those countries that I can go and will go back to over and over. Since 2015, I have visited Deutschland three times and do not plan on stopping. This is a country that has rich history, charming villages, cultural cities and glorious food! This blog is Part One of two parts,… Continue reading What I ate in GERMANY – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in BERLIN – A Food Journal

Berlin is one of my favorite cosmopolitan cities in Western Europe! I first fell in love with this culture filled city in 2015 and have visited it a second time since then. Berlin is known as the culture hub of Germany and they are very proud of it. This city is filled with grand museums,… Continue reading What I ate in BERLIN – A Food Journal

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What I ate in BAVARIA – A Food Journal

Bavaria is the slice of Germany that you have always fantasized about; filled with lush forests, impressive alps, fairy tale castles and mighty medieval towns. It is a very special state of Germany in which they even have their own dialect. Bavaria is where Munich is located, which hosts the world's biggest party every September,… Continue reading What I ate in BAVARIA – A Food Journal

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What I Ate & Drank in TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA – A Food & Wine Journal

I had just returned from an almost month long trip to Greece and Egypt when a few friends and I rolled into Temecula, California for a 'Girl's Wine Weekend'. I believe that weekend was what they call a "Live Hard - Play Hard" trip. I added one more verse to that slogan and 'Crashed Hard'… Continue reading What I Ate & Drank in TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA – A Food & Wine Journal

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What I ate in BELGIUM – A Food Journal

Eating and drinking your way through a country can be a fulfilling expedition, especially if you combine the food in with the culture. While I was in Belgium, I had a list of foods that I wanted to try because they were either traditional or found at the one of the oldest establishments. There were… Continue reading What I ate in BELGIUM – A Food Journal

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What I ate in NEW JERSEY – A Food Journal

Life is funny when it comes to traveling. In the last couple of years, I did not expect to travel into New Jersey as many times as I did. It just happened! I ventured North into Morris Country, down into Atlantic City and on to the Southern tip of Cape May. Once you leave the… Continue reading What I ate in NEW JERSEY – A Food Journal

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What I ate in THE NETHERLANDS – A Food Journal

This is how I ate my way through The Netherlands! On my last visit to this well loved country, I travelled outside of Amsterdam and into the cities of Den Haag, Delft, Arnhem and Maastricht. There were museums and city sights that I wanted to see and all this delicious food came in-between. From my… Continue reading What I ate in THE NETHERLANDS – A Food Journal