Food & Cooking

My Favorite Quick Snacks to Buy in San Pedro Town

I spend a good chunk of my time running errands.  Maybe “a good chunk” is a bit melodramatic but it really doesn’t feel like it. Shopping for one meal – I can’t even wrap my head around shopping for a whole week (!!!!) – requires at least 3 stops and often more.  I buy theKeep reading »

Green Juice: The Official Ambergris Caye Recipe

A few months ago I wrote about the magical leaf, the super food of the Yucatan – chaya.  You can read all it here:  Chaya:  Overlooked Deliciousness & Wonder Green of Belize? Chaya’s nutritional properties, where you can find it around town, a few ways to prepare it and chaya’s origins. But last Friday, IKeep reading »

A Myriad of Meals: Lunch Options on Ambergris Caye

Lunch on Ambergris Caye Belize is the biggest meal of the day. Here are just some ideas for GREAT places to eat.

I think that America has it all wrong.  I spent the first 30-ish years of my life eating my largest meal in the evening – dinner or, if you are from the south USA, supper.   Lunch was a quicky…a grab-on-the-run, a filler meal. True to my American nature, I didn’t think much about itKeep reading »

Chaya: Overlooked Deliciousness & Wonder Green of Belize?

Chaya or Maya Tree Spinach is native to the Yucatan and to Belize – it’s a food that you see in some of the local restaurants that serve some more typical cuisines – and once in a while you see packages of it at the local green grocer. Chaya is the most delicious green thatKeep reading »

Summer’s Here: Let’s Make Belizean Chicken Soup

Belize Chicken Soup

You might be surprised to hear it, but Belize is a BIG soup country.  And I know what you are thinking.  After a morning of sunning and snorkeling, do I really want a big bowl of hot soup?  The answer, when I first moved down, was HECK NO. But you may have noticed that asKeep reading »

Getting South of San Pedro Town – Changes and Shopping

Bar and Restaurant Pier 366 Banyan Bay Belize

Today we have family arriving from the states and my usual shopping list was modified to include “nice things for visitors” – wine from Wine De Vine, smoked fish from the Farmers’ Market and Ian Anderson. So I set off early on a beautiful Saturday morning.  (This was my view down the easement by theKeep reading »

Chichicastenango: A Huge Colorful Market in the Mountains of Guatemala

Anyone who asks ‘What happened to the Maya people?’ has never been to Guatemala.  The indigenous people of the country who identify as Maya comprise 40% of the population.  And in some areas, the percentages are much higher, you hear the Maya dialects spoken everywhere and the dress is absolutely gorgeous. Chichicastenango (pronounced just likeKeep reading »

Antigua, Guatemala: The Food And the Restaurants

When I set out on my trip to Guatemala almost two weeks ago, I had no clue what the food would be like…but after living in Belize for 10 years, I could make an educated guess.  Beans and rice, for sure.  Chicken and chilies.  A mix of Mayan and Latin/Spanish influences. And lots and lotsKeep reading »

Guatemala’s BELOVED Pollo Campero: Is the Fried Chicken Worth the Wait?

From all the talk I’ve heard about Pollo Campero, I could only surmise that it is the very best fried chicken in Central America..perhaps the world.   The family owned chain has 350+ franchises included about 70 in the US…and I’ve heard people remember it with eyes tearing and mouths watering.  According to the empire, it’s “theKeep reading »

Saturday in San Pedro: A Farmers’ Market & Crocodile Hunting

Waking up to the height of the yellow sulphur butterfly migration, it was a gorgeous day.  Blue and sunny with hundreds of yellow-green butterflies flitting by.  Was I able to capture them on camera?  Hardly… A cocoplum tree in the front yard seemed to be a quickly snacking stop…there were about 50 on the bush…maybeKeep reading »

Belize Summer in a Bowl: Mango Crumble

Summer in Belize in a Bowl: Mango Crumble Recipe

Summer in Belize means FRUIT to me.  And there is no fruit nearer or dearer to my heart than the mango.  It is absolutely delicious…tropically fabulous…a dessert in itself.   Why, you may ask,  mess with perfection?  Gild the lily? Well…because sometimes, eating these orange beauties warm, with a brown sugar/oatie crumble on top with whippedKeep reading »