Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Guandu con Arroz

Guandu are pigeon peas, and very popular in Panama. Guandu con arroz (with rice) is a traditional Christmas dish, so guandu are very expensive around that time. Many people grow them in their yards, including a number of my neighbors … Continue reading

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Tortillas

I’ve been making tortillas for a while but yesterday I was instructed by the pro, who was instructed by her grandmother. It starts with corn. I know, it looks like chicken feed or something, but you can turn this into … Continue reading

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Chicha de Arroz con Piña

My neighbor Haydeé came over yesterday, and we had cooking class in my kitchen. What fun! She is Panamanian so of course she knows how to cook all kinds of Panamanian food, and I’m interested in learning. We made a … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain

Cerro Santa Cruz OK, so it wasn’t exactly a mountain, just a hill but near the top it felt like a mountain! I didn’t make it all the way up, deciding to be sensible and not stress my sore knee … Continue reading

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