The cutest cafe along the way....
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Sunday, February 13, 2011
One of my VERY favourite things here so far are the black beans!! I just LOVEEEE them!!!
Another favourite is the friend plantains- a very starchy banana that is eaten fried, not raw. If it's prepared when it's green, it's almost like a potato, not sweet, and very starchy.. If it's prepared when it's yellow (ripe), then it's very sweet and can be eaten as a dessert. It's usually served with a meal, not separate, as a dessert! I'd like to eat some fried bananas with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon and syrup! YUM!!!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The week before Alex left, we drove to Heredia, where Jurggen lives (near San Jose) and then toured around a bit in the mountains - far from the Caribbean Coast!
Petrea volubilis or 'Purple Wreath' is an ideal substitute for Wisteria in the tropics and subtropics, Petrea volubilis is regarded as the best blue flowering climber for the climate. Actual flowers are small, blue blossoms surrounded by large, blue sepals. After the flower dies the sepals retain their colour for many weeks, slowly fading before falling off the vine. Leaves are rough with a sandpaper-like texture, and may be semi-deciduous during cold winter periods in cooler districts.
A great substitute for Wisteria if you live in a warm climate. Perfect for training over pergolas or climbing up walls and trellis.