We delight in learning about the foods of other countries. We enjoy seeing what the grocery stores and particularly the local markets have to offer. It is fun for us to try new ingredients and new recipes and to adapt to other cooking styles and the more limited kitchens in our lodgings. Every culture has evolved ways to prepare their unique meals. We share our observations with our readers in this section of our site.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not all.
-Harriet van Horne
Ceviche Costa Rican Style
This recipe for Ceviche Costa Rica contains a surprising ingredient that we only discovered by accident. This Costa Rican Ceviche recipe is easy and delicious.
How To Get Free Coconut Water (Pipa) in Costa Rica
Coconut water (Pipa) is one of nature’s most nutritious, hydrating and healthful beverages. In Costa Rica, coconut trees grow everywhere, so Pipa is free if you know how to harvest it.
Eating In and Dining Out in Costa Rica
Many of our readers know us as healthy, gourmet cooks, so, we thought it would be fun to share how we feed ourselves here in Costa Rica.
International Cole Slaw
This cole slaw recipe is simple and delicious. It can be made almost anywhere in the world and can be easily adapted to local ingredients and incomplete kitchens.
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", which really means...
A Guide to Bacon Styles In the US, Australia and the UK
Bacon, that delicious pork product, has many names and many forms. Learn how to find the most delicious bacon or make it yourself!
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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