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Just a Board and Some Rope

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:29

Every morning I am grateful to walk on beautiful Samara Beach with my little border collie.  We play frisbee as I enjoy the surf, watch the changes in the tides, the color of the water and the sky and see which birds are passing through. It is an amazing little world.  

Street Meat: The Reality Behind the Flavor

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:18

It’s undeniable: The aroma of cooking meat coming from mobile food carts is tempting.

5 Superfoods You Must Have in Your Kitchen

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:37

When we hear the word superfoods, our first thought is that they are super expensive products that are hard to find in supermarkets. However, what we don’t know is that many of them have been in the Costa Rican diet since our grandparents’ time, as in the cas

Mini Blueberry Tartlets

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 16:22

A few nights ago, spending time with a friend, we wanted to try a different recipe with one of our favorite ingredients: blueberries. Unfortunately, they do not grow in Costa Rica.

8 Tips to Survive As a Vegan in a Rural Village

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:55

Fours years ago when I lived in San José, my diet consisted of processed and frozen food products, sandwiches, a lot of sugar and several fast-food options. Not only was I eating badly, but I also didn’t know how to cook or how to eat.

The Two Wolves

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:21

An elder Cherokee tells his grandson about the battle that goes inside all people. He said:

A World Without Waste

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 09:46

In the natural world, there is no “garbage.” Everything that nature produces is ultimately a valuable resource to be reused.

Made with Love in Samara

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 08:12

A friend, who owns a beautiful little store in Samara asked me to help translate this statement from Spanish to English so it could be posted in the shop.

"When you buy something handmade, you are buying much more than an object.

Miss Angela's Garden

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:17

When a five year old child puts a bean in a small cup, adds soil and a little water, he does not really understand what he is doing.  


The Cubans Who Took Flight

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 11:15

“This island is an open prison. Ninety percent of Cubans, like me, want to leave here, but we can’t” Luis told me as he drove us around Cuba in his classic '50s Dodge.


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