Costa Rican Food: Flor de Itabo

I had meant to write this post about a Costa Rican food specialty back in April, but to be honest I simply forgot. I was going to then wait until next April to write it, but I figured I'd just forget it again. Plus, it's not like most people who read this will have access to flor de itabo if they're outside of Costa Rica. So, since it's more of a curiosity, I'll just talk about it now. As you can probably get from the name, it's a type of flower, and it blooms from a spiky, yucca-like Read more [...]

Five Things That Make Me Uneasy About This Milk In A Bag

The other day I went to the pulpería on the way home from work. Just so you know, a pulpería is like a Costa Rican convenience store, although quite a bit less convenient. I'll really have to do a separate post about them sometime. But the point is this: they sell basic foods, and they're in most little towns in Costa Rica. They also usually have better hours than a supermarket, so you can do things like picking up milk on the way home from work at 9:50 pm. Which is exactly what I did. But instead Read more [...]