Ceviche Costa Rican Style

Ceviche Costa Rican Style

How we discovered the secret to Ceviche in Costa Rica. While staying in Atenas, Costa Rica, we enjoy getting our groceries at the local market, the “mercado central”. Most of the stalls in the market sell various kinds of foods although a few sell...
How To Get Free Coconut Water (Pipa) in Costa Rica

How To Get Free Coconut Water (Pipa) in Costa Rica

If you don’t live in the tropics, you buy coconut water in little bottles or boxes at high prices. There are many real health benefits of coconut water and it is so refreshing on a hot day. Traveling in Bali, we made the happy discovery that sidewalk vendors and...
International Cole Slaw

International Cole Slaw

When we travel we like to stay four to six months in one place and enjoy doing a lot of our own cooking. Cole slaw is one of our standby salads. It is particularly good in tropical countries because lettuce does not keep for very long in warm climates. Cabbage, on the...
Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica

Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica

We are spending 3 months this winter in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. Staying in rented AirBnB casitas allows us to have a tiny home from which to base our slow travel. We don’t like to spend too much time each day getting to and from town to find a restaurant...
Cordial, My New Favorite Beverage

Cordial, My New Favorite Beverage

When we first arrived here in Oz I learned that there is a local beverage that they call cordial (that is pronounced cor-dee-yal), though our English transplants friends call it “squash”. This all rolling out of a conversation about “pumpkin”,...
A Guide to Bacon Styles In the US, Australia and the UK

A Guide to Bacon Styles In the US, Australia and the UK

Traveling quickly teaches us that in other countries familiar foods often have unfamiliar names and are available in unfamiliar forms. In this post from the Paupered Chef, we learn of the different styles bacon can be purchased in English speaking countries and how to...
Australians Love Their Tea with Bickies and Coffee Too

Australians Love Their Tea with Bickies and Coffee Too

Since I knew that Australia was originally settled by the British, I assumed that they drank tea there. I have enjoyed a cup of tea with breakfast for many years, so I was looking forward to travelling to Oz and the fun of learning what kind of tea they drink and how...

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