Category Archives: Central America

Nachos Grande

Click here to view recipe. OK people… a short while ago I posted a picture from Belize of our dinner – nachos grande.  Several of you wrote and wanted the recipe.  Recipe?  Really?!?  You actually asked me to quantify this? … Continue reading

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Simple Stovetop Flan

Click here to view recipe. Oh no!  I almost forgot to post this basic flan recipe, one of the first things I learned to make after we started coming to Belize.  Restaurant dessert menus here always include flan, but every … Continue reading

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Chayote (Cho Cho) Salad

Click here to view recipe. When I am in Belize for long periods of time, as I often am, I inevitably crave vegetables.  For some reason, however, the typical local produce (carrots, tomatoes, onions and cabbage) just isn’t that interesting … Continue reading

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Belizean Black Beans

Click here to view recipe. Black beans are probably my favorite treat when I am in Belize…and my husband makes the very best ones I’ve eaten, hands down. They are so creamy and filling and hearty that we have been … Continue reading

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Creamy Corn Soup à la Antigua

Click here to view recipe. Last week I described the Picaya Volcano hike we took near Antigua, Guatemala.  Most of the four days we had in this city was spent just wandering around doing a kind of self-guided tour.  The … Continue reading

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Adventures in Antigua

My latest adventure – a trip to Antigua Guatemala – happened by accident.  My husband and I traveled to our home in Belize for a few weeks, and since it was still “rainy season” we wanted to visit somewhere in … Continue reading

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Jamaica – A Heavenly Hibiscus Beverage

Click here to view recipe. As one of my latest adventures … I’m trying to learn conversational Spanish!  I figure it’s good for my aging brain, and I’ve always regretted that I didn’t master another language during my early years. … Continue reading

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Holy Holy Guacamole

Click here to view recipe. It’s summer, I’m down in Belize for a few weeks and for once there are avocados everywhere!  These avocados are most likely from neighboring Mexico – not hothouse ripened, mind you.  When they are soft … Continue reading

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Kitchen Connections

My favorite way to learn a new, global dish is to observe in kitchens of native cooks. Occasionally I am able to convince some women (no men so far) to let me watch them make a particular recipe – in … Continue reading

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Belizean Onion Habenero Condiment

Click here to view recipe. I have to laugh whenever I look at the title of this post… “The Condiment” is the name we bestowed on the concoction Wayne threw together before my arrival at our home in Belize earlier … Continue reading

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