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Fragole al Limone – Strawberries with Lemon

For someone who really doesn’t like fruit salad, Maria Elena has a strange love for this particular simple dessert. It is the perfect easy dish to serve on a spring... Read More »

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Tarta de Santiago

Strolling down the calles of Santiago, you are bound to be met with a Tarta de Santiago sample as restaurant and cafe owners try to tempt you into their establishment.... Read More »

Roasted chestnuts

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Recipe: Roasted Chestnuts

More than two decades ago I ate roasted chestnuts on the streets of Brussels. It was a week before Christmas. The dark night was frigid and the chestnuts I bought... Read More »

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Zupa Grzybowa – Dried Polish Mushroom Soup

To complement our recent highlight of Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest, we went in search of a traditional Polish recipe. After consulting Kathie Dudzinski – she and Paul, who... Read More »

spoon full of chimichurri sauce

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Dip into Argentina’s favorite sauce: Chimichurri

We thought this Argentine favorite a great way to show off your next tenderloin, steak, or other favorite cut (of beef, lamb, pork, or tofu) – whether smoked, grilled, roasted,... Read More »

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Apple Tart – doo doo doo doo doo doo!

I am somewhat obsessed with Ted Lasso, so when it came time to give this recipe post a name, I couldn’t help but think of Jamie Tartt’s theme song, which... Read More »

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Half and Half – Mushroom and Beef or Elk Burger

Adapted from this New York Times recipe, I’ve always wanted to perfect the home made hamburger. Especially since I often had elk meat to use which is hard to work... Read More »

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Recipe: Gazpacho Andaluz

Updated in 2021 – this recipe is still one of the best ones I’ve found for Gazpacho Andaluz. This recipe came from my host mother (the family I lived with... Read More »

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Recipe: Rick’s Pinto Bean Steak Chili

Rick and Paola (founders of ExperiencePlus! and parents to Monica and Maria Elena) have spent the last few years exploring the Western U.S. in their RV.  They happened to be... Read More »

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Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. One of my favorite applications for pumpkin is muffins.  There is something about that flavor, the spices and the sweetness that makes them... Read More »

Zucchini Pizza Crust

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Recipe: Zucchini Crusted Pizza

If you have too many zucchini growing in your garden (or your neighbor is desperately trying to give you more), try out this zucchini pizza crust with your favorite pizza... Read More »

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Light and Filling Salade Nicoise

Light and Filling Salade Nicoise Of the many interesting salads offered in France, from those with cheese to meat to more complex combinations, this is one of my favorites. It... Read More »

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Recipe: Aperol Spritz

If this cocktail doesn’t say summer in Italy, I don’t know what does. Bring a little taste of Italy to your back porch this summer with an Aperol Spritz. Ingredients... Read More »

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Recipe: Packing the Perfect Mid-Ride Picnic

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a... Read More »

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Recipe: Picnicking On a Bike Ride

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a... Read More »

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

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Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Along with the bounty of zucchini and yellow squash, the blossoms of these plants are delicate, colorful and oh so delicious. If you do not have a garden, make friends... Read More »

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Recipe: Rhubarb Tartlets

Between the creamy custard, bright color and melt-in-your-mouth crust, this recipe makes for a perfect ending to any meal! Ingredients unsalted butter, for greasing plain flour, for dusting 375 g... Read More »

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Recipe: Endive Radish Salad with Ricotta Toast

Have you joined the COVID baking craze while stuck at home? If so, this would make a great topping for one of your homemade loafs. If not, you can swing... Read More »

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Recipe: Alain’s Homemade Gnocchi

Many of us have been spending extra time in the kitchen lately which has provided an opportunity to work on culinary skills! If you’re looking for some inspiration, Tour Leader... Read More »

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Recipe: Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic

Recipe: Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic Get excited for spring with this fresh recipe! Looking for something new to cook up as you settle into spring? Roll up your... Read More »

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Recipe: Classic Italian Panna Cotta

If you’ve got guests coming over and would like a delicious desert that takes very little prep time (though it does need a pit of patience while it solidifies,) this... Read More »

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Recipe: Portuguese Egg Tarts (Pastéis de nata)

This iconic, palm-size pastry recipe dates back to the 16th century, when the confections, like many other Portuguese sweets, were made by nuns in convents. Presently, locals eat this custard-filled... Read More »

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Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup With the recent bout of chilly weather in Colorado, there has been a lot of discussion in the US office about the wonders of a... Read More »

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Recipe: Tiramisu (Gluten free from me to you!)

Tiramisu: Make it gluten free! You won’t even know the gluten’s gone missing… This recipe will be a hit at any meal, but is also a special nod to my... Read More »

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