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Go Costa Rica Native with Cherry Tomatoes

For many gardeners, tomatoes are the all-time favorite garden vegetable. But in the tropics, growing tomatoes can be a real challenge. Hot, humid weather...

October Costa Rica Gardening Guide: Planting in the Rain

The weather in most of Costa Rica will remain much the same for October: more rain and then more rain. For gardeners, the heavy...

Costa Rica Independence Day Meal with a Side of History

Preparing for the Independence Day feast, I could not help but wonder what it should be. Typical tamal and rompope with guaro? Gallos, grilled...

Want to Grow Your Own Chocolate in Costa Rica?

Would you like to have a chocolate tree right in your own back yard? In Costa Rica, it’s easy, particularly if you live in...

Growing Chile Plants in your Costa Rican Backyard

Locals refer to this popular, backyard garden chile plant as OMNIS or UFOS, and they’re certainly the most curious of all the chiles I’ve...

Learning Spanish In Costa Rica: The Neuter Form, lo que makes us loco

This one’s going to be a bit tough to explain, but here goes. Spanish has four forms of the definite article, our “the” (el, la,...

Tropical Squash: A Great Provider in a Costa Rica Garden

If there were one word to describe tropical squashes, that word would be abundance. If you would like to have an abundance of food...

Homemade Lobster Ravioli in a Truffle Butter Sauce Recipe

A TASTE OF THE TROPICS: Chef Giuseppe Morisco celebrates the delicious lobsters of Malpaís, stuffing his mouthwatering ravioli with their meat.

Chayote: A Simple Costa Rica Recipe

The chayote is an old acquaintance found in many cultures around the world. Its humble origin lies in the deep forests of Central America....

The Traditional Foods from Central America

Food in Central America doesn’t get much more complicated than rice, beans and tortillas. Yet, add in some patacones in some countries and pupusas...
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October Costa Rica Gardening Guide: Planting in the Rain

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