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  • Barbara Redding - A Magical Tour of Morocco

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Barbara Redding who talks about her three-week tour of Morocco that went from Tangier to the Sahara Desert, and then out to cosmopolitan Casablanca. Check out her article and photos, here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/a-magical-tour-of-morocco/ WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/oyOapzAO5iA Barbara Redding is an award-winning freelance travel writer based in Austin, Texas. A retired journalist, she loves to explore new destinations and revisit familiar places. Follow her stories and adventures here: https://barbararedding.com/ Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at https://www.ifwtwa.org/ Follow Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Shows with IFWTWA Here: https://shows.acast.com/big-blend-radio-ifwtwa 

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  • Holiday and Winter Fun in California's Sequoia Country

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    From snowshoeing and hiking among the Giant Sequoia trees to festive holiday events and dining destinations, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show with the Sequoia Tourism Council focuses on the holiday and winter experiences you can enjoy in California's Sequoia Country.WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/bhbNLytqHWw Featured Guests: - Sintia Kawasaki-Yee - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Info: https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia. Info: https://www.visitvisalia.com/ Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/ 
  • Peggy Fiandaca - Wine & Food Pairings for the Holidays

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    It's all about Holiday Wine and Food Pairings and tasting the on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Wine Time with Peggy" podcast. During the podcast we taste LDV Winery's 2017 R.E.D., a blend that showcases all three of LDV's red grapes with characteristics from each grape showing in the finished wine. Limited new oak was used to let the flavors and aromas of the Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah to be expressed. And along with the wine term of the month and the vineyard update, hear about Peggy's Goat Cheese Torte Recipe, that's perfect for any holidya gathering. See her recipe here: https://tinyurl.com/msesexpb WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: For more of Peggy's Holiday Wine Pairing Tips, see:* Wine & Chocolate: https://tinyurl.com/35vubjpv * Wine & Charcuterie: https://tinyurl.com/ms6pkaeu Featuring Peggy Fiandaca, who along with her winemaker husband Curt Lawrence Dunham owns and operates LDV Winery in Arizona, "Wine Time with Peggy" airs every 1st Wednesday at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Follow the podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/3zynb7e6 Learn more about LDV Winery at https://ldvwinery.com/ 
  • Celebrate Winter and the Holiday Season in Asheville, North Carolina

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    From frozen waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest to festive fun on the Holly Jolly Grayline Trolley Christmas Tour, the magical decor at the The Biltmore, and colorful holiday lights at the North Carolina Arboretum, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show focuses on Winter Adventures and Holiday Fun in Asheville, North Carolina. Featured guests are Steve & Karen Wilson, owners and innkeepers of The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast, a grand pink lady located in the heart of the Montford Historic District. See: https://www.lion-rose.com/Big Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show airs every 1st Tuesday. Follow the show: http://tinyurl.com/3ewrb9b4
  • Military History Author Mike Guardia - Fire in the Hole

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who talks about his brand new book, “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” "Fire in the Hole," follows the deployment of Charlie Company, 1st Engineer Battalion during their deployment to Vietnam in 1965-66. These combat engineers set minefields, cleared Viet Cong tunnels...and traded fire with the meanest guerrillas that North Vietnam could throw at them. The book is available for pre-order starting Dec. 7, and will be available on Kindle & Paperback on Dec. 15, 2023 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Mike-Guardia/author/B004QTZVL4 Along with over 20 other military history books, @MikeGuardiaAuthor is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. More: https://mikeguardia.com/   Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb 
  • Shelley Whizin - It's Important to Reflect on Your Accomplishments

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    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Soul Diving Sunday with Shelley" show, transformational life coach Shelley Whizin talks about the importance of reflecting on our accomplishments and how it can help us pave the way for a successful new year. Read her article about it here: https://tinyurl.com/5cy2r2p6 Shelley Whizin is the founder and CEO of the Soul Diving Institute™ and author of "What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life." Keep up with her here: https://www.shelleywhizin.com/ Tune into Big Blend Radio's "Soul Diving Sunday with Shelley" show every first Sunday here: https://tinyurl.com/5xmkm227 
  • Big Weekly Blend - Eat, Drink & Be Merry this December!

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    Get ready to Eat, Drink & Be Merry and Celebrate the Month of December and the start of the Winter Holiday Season on this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG WEEKLY BLEND podcast. FEATURED GUESTS:* Vocalist & Composer Johnny Schaefer who discusses his Christmas music and favorote festive tunes, holiday foods and traditions, and more. Starting in January, Johnny will be our Big Weekly Blend guest cohost on every 1st Sunday. Hear Johnny's music at: http://www.hearjohnny.com/ * Ivan Flowers, a Five-Star Chef and Culinary Instructor, who shares his recipefor Baby Pears Dipped in Ganache and talks about December foodie holidays, and more. See his recipe: https://tinyurl.com/3rbekmfv DECEMBER & WINTER HOLIDAY MUSIC PLAYLIST:* YOUTUBE: https://tinyurl.com/zkyy6bum * SPOTIFY: https://tinyurl.com/y6kmz59v Special thanks to The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona. Visit the store or shop online for gourmet holiday gifts and gift baskets: https://thepeanutpatch.com/