Food & Cooking

The Perfect Summer Snack: Paletas In San Pedro (Or: WOOHOO!!!!)

Ever since I first tasted paletas in Merida, Mexico about 8 years ago… …and then many more in Valladolid, Mexico… …and then even more on Isla Mujeres… I’ve been hooked on these things.  Or at least ready to buy as many as possible when I get to Mexico. Fresh fruit bars.  Either en agua (in waterKeep reading »

Mymula Ceviche and A Film Star: Lunch at Hurricane’s Ceviche Bar

I have walked past it 1000x but just recently, I’ve been asking around town about THE BEST CEVICHE.  And Hurricane’s CEVICHE Bar keeps popping up. Oddly, though, they have been around for about 5 years now, I’ve never eaten there.  But yesterday, with the sun out and the breeze blowing, it seemed like a perfectKeep reading »

Halls Cough Drops: Candy or Medicine in Belize?

Just the other day, I was buying cough drops for a friend with a…get this…a COUGH!  Imagine that?  In the US, Halls are usually displayed front and center at drug stores during the winter months when everyone is getting sick.  And then during the rest of the year?  They are hidden back by the pharmacy…unneeded…unwanted.Keep reading »

Brunch Is For Jerks? Pffft. Sunday Morning At Estel’s Dine By The Sea

The New York Times recently published an infuriating though I think tongue-in-cheek opinion piece titled “Brunch is For Jerks.”  An article arguing that this favorite weekend meal is for those who are looking to avoid adulthood and responsibility – for those that want to fritter away their entire Sunday with boozy “breakfast cocktails” and fancy food. HOWKeep reading »

Road Trip with Chef Sean Kuylen: Buying Belize

I am a giant fan of Chef Sean Kuylen.  Born and raised in Dangriga, Belize, trained informally, first by his family and then formally, at cooking school in the states, he returned to Belize to work at beautiful resorts like Hamanasi in Hopkins and Ka’ana in Cayo.  He has BOUNDLESS enthusiasm for Belize and local food. JustKeep reading »

A Fish Eye in My Soup on A Stormy Day In San Pedro, Belize

Late summer and fall are the rainy or hurricane season in Belize – and for much of the tropics.   Tropical waves move in from the west and leave the weather map aswirl. So while it’s been a DRY summer and thankfully dry for September celebrations, we are now getting a bit of rain.  OverKeep reading »

Placencia, Belize’s Lobsterfest is One Giant Beach Party

Even though I live on a gorgeous beach in Ambergris Caye, Belize, travelling south to Placencia always feels like a beach holiday.   Placencia Village is set at the end of a long, very narrow peninsula…for most of its development, it was accessible only by boat (or a tedious long drive down a very bad road).Keep reading »

Milky Way Cafe in Belize City: Strange, Fun, Tasty and TOTALLY Unexpected

A few friends had mentioned that Milky Way Cafe is a favorite spot to eat lunch in Belize City.  So to get a bit more information, I visited the their facebook page and fascinating website. Bubble tea?  Flower pot coffees?  Themes and the motto:  Enjoy your time?  (Is this an assisted living facility?) Much of the site seemed toKeep reading »