Food & Cooking

Friday Afternoon & A Minister’s State Funeral in Caye Caulker, Belize

Friday afternoon in Caye Caulker has become an almost regular thing for me.  A water taxi ride over, lunch, a walk down to the Split, perhaps a bag of donuts, meet some friends at the Friday afternoon jam session…it’s like a mini-vacation.  (Take a look at this prior post:  A Proposed Caye Caulker Friday AfternoonKeep reading »

Fresh Baked Bread and Cinnamon Buns: San Pedro’s The Baker

Ambergris Caye’s “The Baker” has been open for about five years.    With various locations and a handful of different owners, I hadn’t been much of a customer.   And honestly?  I hadn’t heard much about it around town. Without rave reviews, I was just going to stay away.  Though I am no health nut,Keep reading »

Last Night’s DELICIOUS Tasting Menu at Casa Picasso in San Pedro

Casa Picasso is one of my favorite restaurants in San Pedro.   They do delicious tapas, have a seriously comfortable cocktail bar and outside loungy area…really good people and good food.  It is definitely on the list (along with Blue Water Grill and Elvi’s Kitchen and others) of my “MUST DINES” for dinner in SanKeep reading »

Is Li Chee Chinese in Belize City the Best Fried Chicken in the Country?

Fried chicken or (“fry chicken”) is a hugely popular dish here in Belize.   And in almost all communities, the busiest place to buy it is at your “local Chiney” or the local Chinese restaurant. Most Chinese restaurants in Belize are more fast food joint doing swift, late night business in take-away fried chicken drenchedKeep reading »

Caye Coffee, Construction and $1 Cotton Candy in San Pedro, Belize

I’m a giant fan of coffee.  And, after visiting a coffee finca (plantation) in the mountains of Colombia (how very Juan Valdez of me, don’t you think?), spending some serious time in the Rum, Cigar and Coffee House in downtown San Pedro and in Starbucks around the world, I fancy myself quite the know-it-all onKeep reading »

The BEST Dessert in San Pedro, Belize (and The Entire Country)

2013 was my year of desserts…but it is as if that year never ends!   After deciding not to worry about things like calories or vitamins, minerals or fiber content (for the time being!)…a big slice of pie or cake seems like the perfect lunch, a brownie, a very satisfying dinner.   A stop at anKeep reading »

New Owners Take Over San Pedro’s Favorite BBQ Joint: Lazy Croc’s

Southern Style Barbecue is very serious business.  In some areas of the world, certain restaurants have a cult following.  People get tattooed to show their love… travel long distances for a certain rib or brisket, attend barbeque cook-offs by the tens of thousands or just spend their Saturdays at home perfecting their own special rubKeep reading »

The Way To My Heart: Sweet Ting Pastries in San Ignacio, Belize

Just down the hill, the VERY steep hill, from the Cahal Pech Resort (I’ll tell you about my stay tomorrow) and the gorgeous Cahal Pech ruins or up the hill from the downtown area of San Ignacio is a gem.  Though from the outside, you might not know it at first.  Easy to overlook butKeep reading »

Placencia, Belize: Candy Colored Cuteness, Coffee And Desserts

I’ve only been to Placencia in Southern Belize two times but based on the number of pictures that I’ve taken?  It feels like much more.   The town is so cute and the food is so good, I just love it.   My last post from this trip featured The Seaspray Hotel, the duelling (in my mind)Keep reading »