Category Archives: Food

Fried Green Jello

Yes, indeed, we were lured to the Utah State Fair today by the promise of deep fried green jello. (I reckon that once you mastered the process of frying jello—a challenging concept in itself!—you could fry ANY color of jello … Continue reading

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A Plethora of Produce

I know it seems a little early in the season to be using terms of abundance like “plethora” but, ironically, some of the produce we’ve felt most starved for over the past 5+ years is actually “spring” or early season … Continue reading

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Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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Good food, stage 1

When we first moved to Costa Rica in 2006, we didn’t mind the food.  In fact, we had the idea (although that turned out to largely be a gross misunderstanding) that in a “simpler” country, the food would also be … Continue reading

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Now that’s customer service!

It’s funny, we keep saying to each other how nice everyone is here — you’d think we’d been somewhere full of  rude people for the past 5 years and that’s certainly not the case in Costa Rica.  We always had … Continue reading

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Sunday Snow and the New York Times

Utah has been kind to us, easing us back into life with four seasons after 5+ years spent in the mild weather of the tropics.  For our first week here we’ve had comfortable temperatures, many sunny days, and no snow, … Continue reading

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Controlled chaos

Heck, who am I kidding?  It’s not “controlled” at all.  It’s complete chaos.    After all, we’re moving! On the other hand, we are eating 3 tasty hot meals a day; today’s lunch for 9 a great example of creative … Continue reading

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11 from 2011

Oh, I know, “numbered lists” are very popular. And somehow the change from one year to the next seems to bring out the need even more strongly to make lists. So, here I am.  Especially with such big changes on … Continue reading

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Traditions

Well, at this time of the year, is there any tradition more… well, traditional, than Thanksgiving?!? This is, of course, a uniquely north American holiday and, as such, has no official place here in Costa Rica.  But, possibly because it’s … Continue reading

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