I absolutely love the eggs in Costa Rica! There is something about the taste. Back in the States, they use a different process which includes washing the eggs. This process removes the natural barrier that is hatched with the egg. The barrier is what keeps the bacteria out, so without it, the washed eggs need … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Eggs!!
You might be surprised to know, like the egg, Costa Rica does not refrigerate their milk. It’s just a difference in processing, which to the milk connoisseur, might have an effect on the taste, but since we only use it for coffee and cooking, we don’t notice a difference. Plus, the bonus is that we … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Milk, o en español, Leche!
This winter crop has not been happy about Californias long wet winter. The cauliflower cries out for sunshine! The broccoli is strong, and grows beautifully. The spinach has hidden beneath the broccoli and the cabbage has cursed, many a frozen morning! Even my garden wants to be in year round warm weather.
Ferias are the local farmer’s market. They are located in almost every town, and they are the most economical way to shop! This one, located in the central area of Atenas, is only open on Fridays, so plan ahead and make sure not to miss out on this experience. There is much more at … More Atenas Féria
We read in International Living magazine, that Boca Chica was another upcoming expat community. Being on the ocean, we had high hopes for this area. As we came down the mountain from the Caribbean side and cut across to the West, the landscape changed dramatically from lush green to golden hills scattered with clusters of … More Boca Chica, Panama