A Taste of Costa Rica
Hola, Friends! We arrived safely home on Sunday from our trip to Costa Rica. During our 10-day stay, we devoured fresh tropical fruits, meals centered around rice and beans and other local fare. These photos will give you a glimpse of a few meals we enjoyed on our trip.
A Casado is typical Costa Rican lunch, consisting of rice, beans, chicken (or beef or fish) and salad. As you can imagine, a casado is very tasty and filling!
A pineapple curry.
A mango smoothie was just the thing to cool us down in the heat and humidity.
Cafe Milagro in Manuel Antonio is famous for its breakfasts and house blend of coffee. Pictured here are mango-filled crepes.
Banana Macadamia Nut pancakes from Cafe Milagro. A satisfying breakfast after trekking through Manuel Antonio National Park.
On our drive from the beach to the mountains, we stopped for lunch in a farming community known for corn. This plate with chicken, corn on the cob, green bananas, cabbage and rice is a variation on the typical casado.
A pork tamale wrapped in banana leaf. Good, but not the best tamale I've ever had.
A corn pancake served with a crema of sorts. Moist, tender and jam-packed with the flavor of fresh corn.