Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

Nestled between Nicaragua to its north, and Panama to the southeast, and sharing two coastlines with the Pacific and the Caribbean lies the Republic of Costa Rica.   With a 3-hour car ride from the Liberia airport to our first adventure in the Arenal region there was plenty of time to soak up the scenic … Continue reading Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

 A wild weather week for Florida! With time to prepare, evacuate, get out of the way, shelter in place or some combination there remains the stress of waiting and anticipating.  Mother Nature can be incredibly generous and she can be equally devastating.  This month alone Harvey doused Texas and Louisiana, and Irma exploded on the … Continue reading Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Reflections on Turning Fifty

They tell me that 50 is the new fabulous…..Do I believe them?  Maybe.   I know that I am closer to death than I am to birth.  A reminder that life has a finite span.  This thought both sobers me and liberates me.  Makes me stop and think often of what's important, what's not.I used … Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Reflections on Turning Fifty