Kauai For Romantics, Foodies and Beach Lovers

The Island of Kauai is often thought of as extremely wet. True it does have one of the wettest spots on earth called Mt. Waialeale, receiving over 400 inches a year, but that is not the entire truth of Kauai.
Almost round in shape, Kauai has distinct weather variations on this 522 square mile island. The famous Poipu area is to the South and has glorious beach days most of the year. Kekaha, once a thriving sugar cane town and mill has very hot, dry weather. It is generally inhabited by locals as there are no support services, not even a gas station. Lihue, Wailua  and Kapaa to the east side are where most of the population live and gets onshore winds in the afternoon and the further you go inland, you will find rain and the famous, navigable, Wailua […]

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By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Hawaii|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hummus From The Eclectic Wines and Tasting Room of TeSoAria

TeSóAria first came on my radar as a tasting room in North Portland, Oregon serving a vegan menu on Thursdays to pair with their wine. Not a traditional tasting room, they have a talented and versatile chef, Max Germano who also bakes breads.
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By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Oregon, Portland, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , |1 Comment

A Gastronomic Getaway At The Palace Hotel Tokyo

Culinary travel is and has been very important for many travelers who want to experience every facet of foreign cultures. Local food and drink is the connection that every traveler can relate to, it brings us closer together as people in ways that just observing can’t accomplish.
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By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Asia, Featured, Japan, See and Do, Tokyo|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Viva España ! Bloody Mary Makeover The Freixenet Sparkling Cava Way

Celebrating our Spanish roots, we gave the Bloody Mary a sleek makeover for summer with our La Tomatina Cocktail. […]

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By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Freixenet Spanish Cava And Watermelon- The Sparkling Wine Summer Cocktail

Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at your local supermarket. Refreshing and delicious, it’s the perfect fruit to eat by the pool and why not try experimenting with in your cocktails. Cool down this summer by the pool with Freixenet’s Sweet Sparkling Watermelon, featuring Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava.
1 watermelon
1 bottle of Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava
Cut 1/4th off the top off a seedless watermelon. Scoop out the fruit and purée. Put 2 tbsp in a wine glass, and top off with Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava. Pour the remaining purée back in the hollow watermelon to enjoy throughout the day.

Text recipe and images courtesy Freixenet.

 

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By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip, Wine|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrate Summer With Freixenet Cava Sparkling Wine

If you love sparkling wine from the Catalonia region of Spain, you are in luck. Freixenet has given us a sneak preview of their newest Summer cocktail recipes. Not just for holidays, Cava is a refreshing way to make any occasion special.  […]

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By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Buttercrunch Toffee Recipe

For #Worldchocolateday here’s a delicious recipe for that sweet tooth of yours. Yes it has chocolate, almonds, butter, sugar and for an bit more decadence some Fleur De Gris French salt, So don’t let me bore you any longer, here we go.
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By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Featured, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Does Brexit Mean To You As A Traveler ?

First of all the sky is not falling, I know the markets took a major hit on this news, but don’t panic, and sit tight. Now as a traveler, this could actually be a good thing. Let’s have a closer look as it stands.
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By |June 25th, 2016|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

Copper River Salmon With Brown Sugar And Fleur Des Gris Glaze

May and June signal the start of summer in the Pacific Northwest. It also is the time when the Copper River Salmon begin their run in their namesake river.  […]

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By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Main Course, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Freixenet Cava – Sparkling Wine Catalonia Style

Freixenet Cava is the result of the Ferrer family and the Sala family coming together via marriage more than 100 years ago.  The premier producer of Cava in the world, Freixenet brings high end taste and sophistication with an affordable price point that is perfect for any occasion.
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By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: Catalonia, Europe, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Spain, Tours|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments