Category Archives: food

Buying Fruits and Vegetables

This is my very favorite store! I’m probably there 3-4 times/week, either at this shop or another like it. There are many of these fruit and vegetable markets around town. This is one of the bigger ones, and others can … Continue reading

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It’s Mango Season!

Mangoes do very well in Panama, and many of the trees are huge and very old. Not only are they beautiful trees, they give wonderful fruit. I always look forward to mango season! There are many types, some earlier, some … Continue reading

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Sugar Cane

They grow lots of sugar cane in this area. When I ride my bike south and west of David I pass huge fields of it. One day when I was out I came across workers harvesting the sugar cane. I … Continue reading

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Finca (farm) Report

On our way back from Rio Sereno we stopped by Cedo’s farm. One of the calves had a tummy upset and diarrhea, and Cedo had bought some medicine for him in Rio Sereno. She wanted to deliver the medicine and … Continue reading

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Christmas in Panama

Another holiday season is flying by! But, it has been another excellent Christmas. It is interesting to see how it is celebrated here, both the differences and similarities. One big similarity which I’m not sure is a good thing, is … Continue reading

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Recipe Night – La Lengua de Res

La Lengua de Res = Beef Tongue. Cedo and I were in Pricesmart wandering through the meat department where we saw the beef tongues. “Oh, esa es muy rica, muy muy rica!” (very very delicious). Hmmm OK, I’ll try anything … Continue reading

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Recipe Night – Lomo Relleno

Thank you Cedo for another recipe. Tonight is a beef dish stuffed with vegetables and topped with garnishes and a delicious sauce. First, buy a Lomo Redondo. The cuts of meat here are all different so I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Empanadas

Cooking instruction and fun in the kitchen continues. Cedo makes great empanadas! Last week she came over and taught me how she does it. It starts with chicken and corn. Cook two chicken breasts and grind about 20 ears of … Continue reading

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Making Tamales

I love Panamanian tamales! My friend Cedo thought it was time to make some, brought home a bunch of leaves from her farm, and we picked a day to cook together. I have tried to document the process here, hopefully well enough … Continue reading

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Making Tortillas

Tortillas are considerably easier than tamales! I had made them before out of dried corn, but this time my friend Cedo and I made them out of fresh corn. It’s pretty simple, really. Again, buy some corn on the cob, … Continue reading

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