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Back in the kitchen, back to my senses

Published on September 28, 2010 By Trixie

More than two months without a post. Wow. The summer was a blur of work, travel, kids without a schedule and fun times with friends.  I skirted my way with a few memorable menus, but generally lacked any discipline for meal planning. My waistline noticed. Five pounds heavier. Egads! What the heck happened?  Well, let’s […]

Plaintains as a lunch snack

Published on June 29, 2010 By Trixie

A stop at a roadside soda for lunch near La Fortuna. Salad with palmito (hearts of palm) to start, followed by ceviche and patacones con guacamole (fried green plaintains – savory and salty). Watched the World Cup with the locals. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Ceviche – perfect starter for lunch

Published on June 26, 2010 By Trixie

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Fabulous fruit platters for breakfast

Published on June 25, 2010 By Trixie

Fresh plaintains from our innkeeper’s garden were a special treat at our B&B in Drake Bay. All of our breakfasts in Costa Rica have featured a plate of sliced fruit. Pineapple, papaya, mango, starfruit, watermelon, banana. This is a habit I need to bring home! – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Casado – a "marriage of foods"

Published on June 23, 2010 By Trixie

– Posted using MobyPicture.com One of my favorite meals in Costa Rica is casado, a popular plated lunch or light dinner of black beans, rice, salad and meat or fish. During our five days in Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, we ate in a “soda” or small family restaurant every night. Because the location […]

Vacation break

Published on June 21, 2010 By Trixie

We’re (way) south of the border for a family vacation. Stay tuned for tales of Tico cuisine!

What's with the Coke-in-a-crockpot search?

Published on May 13, 2010 By Trixie

It’s amazing how many people want to pour Coca-cola into their slow cookers. At least that’s my takeaway from the statistics on You Ate That??? Keyword searches for “cola,” “slow cooker” and “corned beef” — or any combination thereof — appear to be one of the most common paths for random visitors to find this […]

Yelping works in DC

Published on April 11, 2010 By Trixie

To Yelp means to cry out in pain. Ironically, that works well in Washington D.C. Our culinary adventure in the nation’s capitol wasn’t quite as exciting as NYC. The density of Manhattan is far more conducive to grazing. Feeding a family in D.C. meant finding nourishment before we collapsed in most cases. You do a […]

Savoring NYC, family-style

Published on April 5, 2010 By Trixie

With more than 17,000 restaurants New York City is a foodie mecca. It made perfect sense to me to organize our itinerary not only for sightseeing but for eating. To navigate our way I relied on a friend’s recommendations, magazine reviews and Yelp on my iPhone to hedge our bets. Here are the highlights of […]