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Big Blend Radio: Food, Wine & Travel Adventures with Linda Kissam

Linda Kissam and Micha Schellhaas - Coral Farming Insider

This episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," focuses on the world of coral farming. Featured guest is guitarist and aqua-culure specialist Micha Schellhaas, owner of Desert Coral Ranch in Joshua Tree, California.


WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/4aAJcrOtU4I 

Follow Micha's coral farming work at https://www.desertcoralranch.com/ or on https://www.instagram.com/desertcoralranch/ 


Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu 

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  • A Taste of Sophistication with Dancin Vineyards in Oregon's Rogue Valley

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," embarks on a journey through the exquisite offerings of DANCIN Vineyards. Join us as we delve into the world of their elegant Barbera, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay wines with winemaker Chris Jiron. Nestled in the scenic Rogue Valley of Oregon, DANCIN Vineyards has distinguished itself for producing wines of exceptional quality capturing the essence of the region’s terroir and the dedication of the winemaking craft. Learn more by reading Linda's winetasting article: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/exploring-sophistication-with-dancin-vineyards/And visit DANCIN Vineyards online at https://www.dancin.com/Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmuduFollow Diva Linda's adventures here: https://allingoodtaste.info/
  • Exploring the World of Chinese Tea

    34:22
    Step into a world of aromatic tranquility and delightful flavors as you explore the art of tea tasting from the comfort of your own home. This episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," talks about her recent virtual Chinese tea-tasting experience with Friday Afternoon Tea. Linda enjoyed an intellectual sensory journey that uncovered the nuances and complexities of different Chinese tea varieties, with the added convenience of delivered samples. Read her story, including what food to pair with the various teas, here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/exploring-the-world-of-chinese-tea Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu Follow Diva Linda's adventures here: https://allingoodtaste.info/ 
  • Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

    17:02
    This episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," focuses on the Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Held every winter this esteemed event welcomes over 65,000 guests from around the globe as they descend upon Tucson, Arizona to buy, sell, trade, and immerse themselves in rare and captivating gems, minerals, and fossils at more than 40 gem show locations across the city. Read Linda's article about it: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/tucson-gem-and-mineral-show/ Watch this Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pN51Rn2ugXQ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmuduFollow Diva Linda's adventures here: https://allingoodtaste.info/ 
  • Hot Tea Please!

    40:39
    In celebration of January being National Hot Tea Month and host to National Hot Tea Dayevery January 12th, this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG DAILY BLEND podcast features food, wine, and travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva." Linda, a tea enthusiast, takes us on a delicious journey of tea experiences around the world and talks about tea and food pairings, gifts, destinations, and more. Keep up with Linda on her site https://allingoodtaste.info/ QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The ‘art of tea’ is a spiritual force for us to share.” Alexandra StoddardSUGGESTED RESOURCES:* Linda's article about Afternoon Tea at The Empress Hotel: http://tinyurl.com/5n78ss9u * Seven Pots of Tea Book, Podcast & Recipe: http://tinyurl.com/uukw44sn * Nepal Tea Collective Podcast: http://tinyurl.com/592yw5c8  * Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix: http://tinyurl.com/mtaesffr  MUSIC & MOVIES: "Tea for Two" movie and song, "Tea for the Tillerman" album by Yusuf/Cat Stevens. 
  • Fresh Flavors for Holiday Celebrations

    01:04:29
    From sparkling mocktails and cocktails to gourmet holiday sets and gift baskets, this episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," focuses on Fresh Flavors for Holiday Celebrations. Read Linda's article that's chockful of suggestions: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/fresh-flavors-for-holiday-celebrations/  FEATURED GUESTS:* CAREY REILLY who shares festive drink and decor ideas with Martinelli's Sparkling Ciders. More at https://careyreilly.com/ and https://www.martinellis.com/ * ROBERT SCHUELLER of Melissa's Specialty Produce who talks about their festive and flavorful holiday sets and gourmet gift baskets. More: https://www.melissas.com/ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu 
  • Northwest Trolls - Way of the Bird King

    19:21
    This episode of Big Blend Radio features travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva" who talks about the “Northwest Trolls: Way of the Bird King" public art project, Funded by the Scan Design Foundation, the exhibition features six giant hand-built troll sculptures by Danish environmental artist, Thomas Dambo. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/Njf9TmtBHSM The trolls are located on publicly accessible sites around the Pacific Northwest, carrying with them an environmental message to share with their visitors. The large-scale sculptures are meant to encourage visitors to get out into nature. Rread Linda's article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/northwest-trolls-way-of-the-bird-king/ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu 
  • Freaky Fruit and Fall Produce

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    From Buddha's Hands and Rambutans to Pink Pumpkins and Baby Yams, this episode of Big Blend Radio focuses on freaky fruit and fall produce trends for 2023. Featured guests are Robert Schueller of Melissa's produce and travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva." Read Linda's article with her suggestions, plus, check out Melissa's Lime Slime Punch Recipe, here: https://tinyurl.com/bdew2s46 WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/EyJbcpWAZj8 Melissa’s specializes in bringing the world’s best farm-fresh produce to a market near you. With over 1000 items available at any given time, Melissa’s imports and distributes exotic fresh fruits, organic products, and vegetables from around the globe. More: https://www.melissas.com/ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu 
  • Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel

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    If you are a connoisseur of afternoon tea, you know how important it is to take part in high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. From the lovely teacups steaming with exotic tea scents to the tiny bites of scones, desserts, and sandwiches, this is the ultimate elegant experience in the art of afternoon tea. Place your order, take a gentle sip of tea, and wait for the magic of afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress to begin.This episode of Big Blend Radio's EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY Show features travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva" who shares her high tea experience at the Empress Hotel. Read her story here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/afternoon-tea-at-the-empress-hotel/WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/Md7yjSkqNgQLinda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/3r9wmudu