We discovered a culinary specialty of Costa Rica. Well, we’re not sure it originates from Costa Rica, but we tasted it first in Costa Rica, in a little soda close to the Jaguar Rescue Center. The specialty is called ‘agua de sapo’ or toad water. The drink is amazingly refreshing, but you need to like ginger. … More Toad water
The best so far? The Eco-Café (Organic and Fair Trade) The Coop-Dota Reserva Especial The Quetzal The Café Leyenda Crema Irlandesa (Mocha taste) All four from Arabica 100% coffee beans, mild roast and very, very tasty.
There is something very special in picking up fruits directly from the garden. It is not only that they can ripe until it is really their time but, if produced organically, they taste like no other fruit that you can buy in the market. Maybe it is only psychological. It is yours and thus it … More Living in the garden of Eden
A good friend recently told us that he had become a “coffee taliban”. His main point was that in many parts of the world people have no idea what a good coffee tastes like. They drink whatever can give them a brain kick and call it coffee. Even if it tastes bitter or simply like … More Costa Rica best kept secret: incredible variety of world-class coffee
As mentioned in the post on home-made Tico food, one of the downsides of strictly following the Tico recipes is that the traditional recipes have an enormous amount of fat in the form of sugar, butter, cheese or milk. Of course, cooking at home has the advantage that one can (1) substitute the original ingredients … More The quest for low-fat, unsweetened food at the supermarket
Home-made Tico food One of the first things that Frank and I decided when arriving in Costa Rica was that we would try to cook using local ingredients only, preferably fresh fruits and veggies bought on the farmers’ market once a week. We also wanted to experiment with preparing local recipes. We had had some … More Learning how to cook Tico style… Or sort of.
Saturday is the farmer’s market in Alajuela, where we are staying for now. It happens to be the largest in the country too. So, we decided to pay it a visit. The market is large but extremely well organized and most importantly is a FEAST to the eyes ans taste buds! Stalls after stalls with … More Hello tropical fruit!