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Sweet Treats from El Trapiche

Lest you all think we’ve done nothing with our free time but lay by the beach and cook amazing food (well, you would be mostly right), here is a little virtual postcard from our trip to Grecia. Grecia is a town in the mountains, about a 45 minute ride from San Jose. Our friend Ernesto … Continue reading

Plantain Ceviche (Ceviche de Platano)

Arturo likes to say he has the “higher vision,” while I am his “lovely assistant,” executing his brilliant ideas. He says this to make me crazy of course, but the truth is, he does have some great ideas. His most recent stroke of brilliance was to ask our Costa Rica friends to share a favorite … Continue reading

Tropical Smoothies

Waking up in our new house on the first morning, I knew what my mission would be. I needed to find the blender. (Unfortunately Joya’s Vitamix would not fit in our suitcase, not that she would have parted with it for a minute.) Luckily, I discovered our own trusty gadget in the pantry, and I … Continue reading

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!

Our first 24 hours in Costa Rica were action-packed, and our friends could not have made us feel more welcome. Our friend Mario was so kind to pick us up at the airport. After a dinner of ceviche and RostiPollos (mmm…), we put our tired selves to bed in anticipation of a very full day … Continue reading

Hogar Dulce Hogar

It feels very fitting to begin this new site with a major life transition. Three days ago, Arturo and I arrived at the place we will call home for the next three months. After weeks of planning, packing and existing in a state somewhere between anticipation and denial, we have arrived in Esterillos Oeste, Puntarenas, … Continue reading