Tea from Sri Lanka

I spent a few days in Sri Lanka just recently and one of my colleagues suggested I buy some tea. I’m not a very good shopper when it comes to touristy things but I guess, when you are in the place known for amazing tea, why not get some, right? So I took a look…

Making Carimañolas

Carimañolas are a traditional Panamanian food. They’re a deep fried meat filled yucca roll that we used to eat from time to time when I was a kid. We, of course, never deep fried them because my mom is a health food stickler.  Last week my friend, Olinda, taught the kids and me how to…

Heaven in a Frying Pan

I’ve lived in the US so long that I’d completely forgotten about this wonderful green piece of heaven, the chayote. We found it at a local market in San Jose, Costa Rica, and my brain instantly recalled delicious soups and stews.  When sliced it looks a little like an apple and the kids looked a…

I ❤️ Vintage Tupperware

I have a soft spot in my heart for old Tupperware. The colors were amazing, Harvest Gold anyone? Avocado green? And the zigzag tops surely had some purpose back in the day, but they were super annoying to wash. Hand wash, of course, because we didn’t have a dish washer when I was growing up. …

Coffee

Seen outside the RV park I’m at: I only need coffee on days beginning with y.  Cliche at this point, but yes yes and yes.  And also yes.