Welcome to my blog. My blogging journey began about in August 2009 as a photo-a-day blog which has since transitioned to combine my love of good food and photography. Today, using as many local and fresh ingredients as we can, my boyfriend and myself spend time researching recipes, making our own adaptations, cooking, taking photos, eating, and finally reflecting on all or part of the above listed process here. I hope you take the time to not only read and look at our photos, but please cook some of the recipes yourself. You are invited and encourage to leave feedback as we continue our culinary journey!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Casados and other typical Costa Rican dishes

A quick update from Costa Rica. The trip is great so far, a beautiful 70 degrees with friendly people, beautiful scenery, and great drinks and food.

So far, we've seen San Jose, taken the bus to La Fortuna, and hiked in Volcano Arenal. We took the public bus to and from Arenal Volcano which I consider impressive as we were the only tourists who did that!

And now...about the food. The typical Costa Rican dish is called Gallo Pinto, a mixture of rice and beans. Casados are typically served for lunch. In Spanish, casado means "married' and basically, this includes the rice and beans paired with some type of meat. Daniele and I each had a different type of casado for lunch on our first day.

For dinner on the first day, we went to a Mexican restaurant. Daniele had "tacos ticos." A 'tico' is the name for someone from Costa Rica, so this is supposed to be what type of tacos the ticos enjoy. The tacos were fried with meat in the middle and ketchup, mayo, and mustard on top. They were served over cabbage. I enjoyed a more typical taco dish, and the refried beans were wonderful!

Finally, last night I had a ceviche dish. I was first introduced to ceviche by my Peruvian friends. Ceviche is fish served with lime juice and cilantro. I also enjoyed a mango smoothie.

So far its been a yummy trip, and there is more to come!

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