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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wine-Knows Travel - How To Use Zucchini Blossoms

Follow the link to some delicious zucchini flower recipes . . .

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler:

"How to prepare them?  I have several wonderful recipes but my fave is the way I first learned to eat them on the island of Capri in the 1970’s…saut√©ed in olive oil.  After taking a class in Italy solely on zucchini flowers and much experimentation in my kitchen, I think I’ve perfected this method.  My batter includes . . . "

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Patience serving Tiger Woods well in Open Championship at Royal Lytham - ESPN

Go Tiger!  We want to see more patience and some more brilliance!

Patience serving Tiger Woods well in Open Championship at Royal Lytham - ESPN:

"He had fond memories of the place, having been low amateur here in 1996 and calling it one of his favorite courses on the Open Championship rota. He enjoyed the challenge of avoiding the numerous pitfalls of the old links. Without saying so, he appeared determined to put an end to his four-year major championship victory drought.

Part of the plan was to stay out of the numerous bunkers that give Royal Lytham its teeth. The wind was down and the course was soft, but getting into those hazards is, well, hazardous."

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Fare relief: Airlines offering fall sales earlier this year

Fare relief: Airlines offering fall sales earlier this year - USATODAY.com:

"Starting Aug. 20, many airlines will slash fares on their cheapest domestic seats by 10% to 20%, says Rick Seaney of the price-tracking site, FareCompare.com.

Carriers normally cut fares once the kids head back to school. But this year, Seaney says, the deals are coming sooner as airlines try to woo fliers who may be reluctant to travel while the economy is still struggling."

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Phonies make wine sleuth see red

This article is an interesting read about phony high-priced wine, and finding out if you've got a fake bottle.

Phonies make wine sleuth see red - SFGate:

"Downey is one of the experts you call if you're worried your Romanee-Conti, Lafite or Sassicaia might not be legit.

For more than a decade she's been on counterfeit high alert, first at three auction houses and now at Chai Consulting, the San Francisco wine collection management firm she founded in 2005."

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lost in transit: personal devices pile up at U.S. airports

Holy cow!  Hang on to your valuables people!

At least ID label your items if you're going to lose them.

Lost in transit: personal devices pile up at U.S. airports - Travel Kit:

"As for getting your lost electronics back, your odds are slightly better than 50-50, said Glynn, with 52 percent of items, on average, getting returned to travelers. The numbers were significantly higher in San Francisco (80 percent) and Miami, where 90 percent of laptops and slightly more than 50 percent of smartphones and tablets made it back to their owners."

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Travel the world for free? A new book shows you how

Hmmm, after reading this book chapter excerpt, I'm way too soft to try what he did.

Travel the world for free? A new book shows you how - books - TODAY.com:

"Michael Wigge endeavored to travel the world without any money, driven only by the necessities to eat, get to the next destination and find a place to sleep. In “How to Travel the World for Free,” he discusses his amazing, arduous and life-affirming experience. Here’s an excerpt."

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

CA foie gras ban proves confusing, hard to enforce

Foie gras ban proves confusing, hard to enforce - SFGate:

"But chefs and purveyors in California say the state law is far from clear. Restaurateurs want to know whether it's legal to cook foie gras and serve it without accepting payment. Purveyors from outside California want to know whether it's legal to ship it into the state.

"We've talked to several lawyers, and there are two conflicting schools of thought," said Hudson Valley's Marcus Henley. His company will stop shipping to California, even though the state accounts for nearly 19 percent of the firm's $16 million in annual sales. "The law says you can't sell in California, but if I'm in New York ... well there's no clarity there."

Even peace officers aren't exactly sure how they're supposed to enforce the new law. For example: How will they know the difference between pate made from a force-fed duck and a regular-fed duck?"

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Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus with 74th PGA Tour win

Woods won for the 74th time as he held off Bo Van Pelt on the back nine of the Blue Course at scorching Congressional Country Club to win the AT&T National on Sunday.

Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus with 74th PGA Tour win – USATODAY.com:

"With a final-round, 2-under-par 69, Woods beat Van Pelt by two shots and became the first to win three times on the PGA Tour this season. It is the 12th season in which Woods has won at least three times. Woods has won three of his last seven starts and his 30-month winless drought on Tour after a late-night car accident in November 2009 is becoming a distant memory."

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