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Re: Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

GarryRF ·
I'm so tempted to buy the wonderful foods I see in street markets. But being a tourist with nowhere to store and cook I regret I must pass. Much of the fruit and veg I have never seen before and I'm eager to try. Which is true I suppose for most folks in England. If we don't recognise a sweet potato - then we don't buy it. I do miss the vanilla flavoured Apples ( Custard Apples ) I had in Australia.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Hi Paul. Just curious. Would an outdoor wine tasting be permissible in the US? I always find events like this to be so civilised. Folks just mixing and tasting locally produced food and wine. No one over indulging and a beautiful way to enjoy a summers day making new friends.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
We have a lot of different state and local laws, so, as they say, Your Mileage May Vary. Since New York is a significant wine-producer, it may be a bit easier here, and in summer there are several wine producers sampling at our local Greenmarket
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
I never knew that New York was a wine producer. I'll add that to my shopping list in August. Blossom Hill of California is a big seller here in the UK. Thank You !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
The Finger Lakes area in the center of the state has long been a big white-wine producer; Taylor is originally from there. There's been a growing industry on Long Island in recent years, where sandy soil in some areas has been good to the grapes. On the whole, NY wines range from extraordinary to oversweet. And, of course, it's home to one of my guilty favorites: Manishewitz Concord Grape wine, kosher for Passover!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Must look into this. I prefer sweet wines. Hate dry wines. Which I know is very unfashionable. But I do love asking guests to try my Italian "Martini. Asti Spumante. Sparkling Wine". I do enjoy converting people with an attitude to sweet wines !
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San Juan: Two Markets, Old and New

PHeymont ·
As Gumbo readers know by now, a lot of us who write these pieces are suckers for markets, large and small, wherever we go. If an army travels on its stomach, an army of bloggers stocks up at the public market.   So, on our recent trip to Puerto...
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Mixed messages in the air: chocolate and healthy fruit

PHeymont ·
We're getting mixed signals again from the airlines, on the snack front this time. On the one hand, sweet Valentine's Day chocolates, on the other an offer of fresh healthy fruit.   First the chocolate: The topper is a chocolate lava cake offered...
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Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

Samantha ·
Samantha features a highlight of her hotel stay: its extensive twice-a-week indoor farmers market featuring Hawaiian produce.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Nature and History: Great Falls of the Potomac

PHeymont ·
The Potomac River's spectacular falls just north of Washington are a pleasant visit, and the scene of important American history.
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Three tons of pumpkins take Europe prize

PHeymont ·
It's the World Series of overweight pumpkins, and the champions are all from Belgium.
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Long, hot summer shrinks French wine production

PHeymont ·
Some of last year's wines of Provence, at a local festival in Saint-Remy de Provence     The weeks and weeks of high heat across Europe, and especially in France, are affecting prospects for this year's French wine vintage. Because of the...
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Travel Guide to Southwestern Missouri

British Solomon (Guest) ·
We visit some of the attractions of Southwestern Missouri, including Branson and some of the region's lovely natural attractions.
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La Dolce Vita (Part 3) The Vatican’s Treasures

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mural of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, The Vatican) When visiting the Vatican you leave Italy and enter another country, albeit a very small (110 acre) country with only a few hundred permanent residents.  Yet the Vatican...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
  Many regions of France are known for their wines, and Provence is one of them, located at the lower end of the Rhone Valley. Some Provence vineyards ship far and wide; others are far more local, and go out of their way to promote locally....
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Borneo: A Small Town, More Boats & the Rain Forest of Sarawak

PortMoresby ·
  After a 3 hour trip by express boat from Sibu up the Batang Rejang, the longest river in Borneo, travel pal Jim and I arrived in Kapit.  I liked the look of the place immediately.  The plan was to spend a few days in this riverside...
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 4, Petra Backroads and Little Petra

Professorabe ·
Here in Part 4 of 6, ProfessorAbe covers areas around the main sites of Petra.
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Horses and French wine: a perfect pairing?

PHeymont ·
A growing number of French vintners are turning to horses instead of tractors to till their vineyards...and it's not just for looks!
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Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Travels takes us to the beautiful (if not often visited) land of Georgia... And that's not the U.S. state -- it's on that Eurasian land mass!
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5 tips for travelling abroad with your iphone

Loganathan ·
Almost anywhere you travel in the world these days—especially to any First World country or popular tourist destination—a strong cellular signal and Wi-Fi hotspots in hotels, restaurants, Internet cafes, shopping centers, and airports are readily available. So even though you may be on the opposite side of the world from where you live, your iPhone or iPad can still serve as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as an interactive entertainment device. The...
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Swiss forests threatened by...kiwi fruit!

PHeymont ·
Valued for its fruit, the plant that gives us kiwi fruit can also damage young forest growth when it gets out of hand.
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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Besides the Eiffel Tower, Here Are 9 Things France Has to Offer

Monica Albert (Guest) ·
Tired of the crowds in Paris? Monica Albert has several interesting suggestions for other fun activities in France (sponsored content)
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An Indulgent Food Journey across Istanbul

The Grey Traveller ·
The Grey Traveller visits Istanbul in time for New Years Eve, and for a daily round of delicious food and recommended restaurants.
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George Eastman Museum - Rochester NY

Jonathan L ·
History, photography, history of photography, all rolled in to one.
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Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market. It's close to the Riverwalk and full of fresh merchandise from local vendors.
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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Re: Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

PHeymont ·
This market is a really interesting idea, especially since visitors in resort areas sometimes end up eating only what's served, and don't visit local markets. In Hawaii, where there are so many different fruits we don't see in the rest of the U.S., that's especially a shame!
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Re: Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki

Samantha ·
Hi there Pheymont. It was really interesting and different. I actually work with someone here in CO who has an aunt that works at the hotel next door to the Hyatt. While visiting with her, she told us she usually grabs some fresh fruit and veggies every week. She says it is much better than at the store. Look forward to going the next time we are in the area. Thanks for your comment.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
I love the sights, the sounds, the colours and - yes - the smells of a market. Finding a new fruit or vegetable is amazing. Usually in a country I'm visiting. I found your husbands likings so funny. I read it to my wife but I couldn't finish a sentence for laughing ! Maybe he's a Monty Python fan ?
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

DrFumblefinger ·
Great visit to a great market! I try to get to the Pike's Place market almost every time I visit Seattle. You are right, Samantha, there's nothing magical about the fish being thrown around. Everytime someone buys a salmon, it sails from one employee to another to another, and they are remarkably good at it! So if you want to see the action, buy yourself one of these great fish. This is actually a very well known feature of the market and the salmon can be frozen and shipped most anywhere in...
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
Wow ! That's some kind of Looney Tunes habit - and I thought the Brits were weird. I've learned something new today.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. Garry, glad you and your wife liked my post. Yes, he is a Monty Python fan and says - One thin wafter, lol. Thanks for the video drfumblefinger. Thanks again for the comments.
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July 13, 2020: Wine on the Vine, Napa Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Robert Mondavi winery in the Napa Valley.
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Hadley Fruit Orchards, Cabazon, CA

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a California institution, Hadley Fruit Farms that's been serving Californians far more than fruit since 1931.
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Finding Nature in England: An Overview

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten HInes presents the first in a series on finding and exploring Nature in England.
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Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market, Munich, Germany

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time walking around and talking to the vendors at the Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market while in Munich, Germany.
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Re: Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market, Munich, Germany

George G. ·
I also visited Viktualienmarkt for produce shopping as an alternative to our local village market. A photo below. I remember a number of statues and fountains in the Viktualienmarkt and I snapped a photo of my favorite Ida Schumacher with a broom and pail in her hand. I couldn't locate my photo, but I attached a royalty free photo.
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Re: Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market, Munich, Germany

Samantha ·
Thanks for sharing some photos George. We loved our visit and hope to return in a few years!
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Chile's Wine Country

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones remembers pleasant times in Chile's beautiful wine valleys.
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The Open Air Market in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Samantha walks us through a Phoenix food treasure, a market full of farmers, small businesses and sustainable agriculture products.
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Re: Spring Time in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I also like fruit off the tree or vine. It is terrific. But apple trees usually come ripe with dozens or hundreds of apples -- impossible to eat all fresh. What do you do with yours?
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The Rail Park, Philadelphia

PHeymont ·
On a viaduct that once saw hundreds of trains a day, Philadelphia has made a quarter-mile down payment on a three-mile linear park.
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Hiding in Plain Sight

PHeymont ·
Hiding in Plain Sight
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Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford heads to the stunningly beautiful wine country in Australia's Hunter Valley.
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