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What the heck is a Sinsajo?
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Arts and Culture
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What the heck is a Sinsajo?

The Tico Times - November 19, 2014

Among the many hazards of living abroad is the constant feeling that you are out of touch with what is going on back home. When I lived…

Eat (and drink!) delicious pejibaye at annual Costa Rica festival
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Newsletter
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Eat (and drink!) delicious pejibaye at annual Costa Rica festival

The Tico Times - September 26, 2014

Alcoholic chicha -- made from pejibaye -- at the Feria de Pejibayes in 2011. Pejibaye, or peach-palm in English, is a versatile fruit. Consume it topped with mayonnaise, pureed…

New Saturday afternoon organic market to open in Zapote
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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New Saturday afternoon organic market to open in Zapote

The Tico Times - August 29, 2014

Love organic produce, but don't love getting up at the crack of dawn every weekend to go to the market? San José organic food lovers can add…

Learn to grow and cook the low-maintenance pigeon pea
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Learn to grow and cook the low-maintenance pigeon pea

Ed Bernhardt - March 22, 2014

During the dry season in Costa Rica, when the vegetation turns brown and the soil hardens, it’s difficult to grow any crops. But there is one plant…

Sphere Festival, surfing nostalgia, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Sphere Festival, surfing nostalgia, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 21, 2014

Sphere Festival Sculpted from solid stone and flawlessly curved, the pre-Columbian spheres of Costa Rica are manmade wonders. The Festival de las Esferas celebrates Costa Rica’s cultural…

Poás Volcano is smoking and glowing red
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Poás Volcano is smoking and glowing red

The Tico Times - February 14, 2014

 Costa Rican officials don't mind the glowing, fuming volcano. In fact, you can take a closer look at Poás Volcano this weekend from a lookout point at…