Wednesday, February 1, 2012

That's just typical...

I don't have a recipe today.  But I do have food to share.  A "typical" meal.  Or Casado from Costa Rica.  We stopped at a lovely soda on our way back from San Isidro called Abiertode Martes A. Domingo. And as you can see from the photos below the room had a view.  But I'll give you a tour of the plate first.  Do you see the orange mystery mash on the bottom left?  Well, it is still a mystery.  But I think it might be yucca.  It tasted fine.  No yuck uttered.  Then no typical would be complete without beans whether they are mashed, refried or mixed with rice.  Then a fresh salad.  And the vegetables are always fresh and delicious.  There are fried plantains at the top. Super sweet.  Rice is in the middle and lastly chicken with salsa.  A fresh mix of sauteed onions, peppers and tomatoes.  The onions and peppers are always so fabulous tasting in Central America.  So just a simple dish with them is always a treat. And they always season their meat with some savory seasoning.  Yum. The beverage in the back is a fresh papaya smoothie. I mourn the loss of fresh papaya when I'm in my Minnesota home. I feel like my real home is South of the border.  Way South.  Sigh.      


Well, we'll see if I can continue Costa Rica week on Friday with an art post.  Do you like my new header?  Last month's,"Frog In The Rain Forest" is one of my proudest moments illustration wise. And it seemed fitting for my travels.  But my "Ocean" illustration also fits the theme.

P.S.  I've added a few new gadgets and features recently.  I added a facebook share and new stat counter.  I'm over 22,000 hits.  Hooray!   And if you are a regular blog follower and haven't done so already, be sure to add yourself to my followers list with google connect.  My blog will thank you.  Well, not really. 

6 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh that's look DELISH! Golden congrats on your 22000hits. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wanda..... said...

Can one eat the yucca plant? Did not know that, I do know the deer nibble on mine each winter. Love your header, remember it from a previous post!

Anne said...

That plate looks delicious. Yum! Yum!

Christina Rodriguez said...

Love the new banner! I don't know if I've seen that piece of yours before... Never had yucca either, but it was featured in the newest book I illustrated. Couldn't find any in MN, unfortunately.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The photos you post are unbelievable.
The food makes us hungry and the sites make us want to go!
love
tweedles

Pat Tillett said...

The food looks yummy! So does the header...