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Photos of the week – Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a photographer’s paradise!  These pictures were taken by me and my husband John. Arenal Volcano at night.  We fell asleep watching it erupt. Arenal Volcano during the day.  It’s the volcano you used to draw as a kid! John’s picture of a glass wing butterfly…amazing!

Gallo Pinto – a Typical Costa Rican meal

Costa Rica is a melting pot and we had a choice of food from all over the world.  But one thing you can be sure of, is that every restaurant you go to has a bottle of Salsa Lizano on the table and Gallo Pinto on the menu. Gallo Pinto Ingredients 1 cup of cooked …

Adventures in Costa Rica

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller “To see the World in a Grain of Sand And Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake Want a great trip for you and your family? Two years ago this …

How To Get Closer To Your Kids In Venice

5 years ago we went to Venice with my parents.  Venice is a wonderful place to take kids.  They love all the canals, St. Mark’s Square with all the pigeons, riding on water taxi’s and eating by the canal.  We stayed in an apartment suggested by the Pensione Guerrato.  The apartment was on the walking …

ARBORIO on wooden spoon

Really Rich Risotto – A Northern Italian Staple

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” ~Italian Proverb When I was in Italy I discovered Risotto, the supreme comfort food. What I didn’t know is that while pasta rules in central and southern Italy, risotto is the staple of northern Italy. It is grown all over the region and is delicious …