Now We Can Have Crop Failure

Then we could qualify for a bailout, like in the good old days when farmers got all the free money. Overnight, Hal became the Intrepid Farmer. That worm workshop did something to him… he can't stop digging. He even constructed a rake. Because he couldn't...

“They’re all in love with me.”

I always know when Hal has a new tica girlfriend. He’s so obvious. Take this BIG bunch of bananas for instance. BIG clue. Hal doesn’t eat bananas. He doesn’t even like them unless they are fried in buddah and served hot with ice cream and melted...

“What Are THOSE…

…por favor?” We utter these words constantly at the farmer’s market. Then follow up with, “What do you do with it?” or “How do you prepare it?” There are so many odd, funny looking, sometimes inedible-looking, yet delicious...

Farmer’s Market Haul

Jal went to the Farmer’s Market today. He got all this for 7500 colones ($15). Melons are out of season and so were expensive today at 1000 colones ($2) a pop. Including 300 colones to rent the cart, 100 colones for each kid that helped haul the goods, 500...

El Rambutan

A few years ago, after dining at one of our favorite Key West restaurants, Ambrosia, we were presented with an odd looking little fruit. We were told it was a lychee, “a delicacy, delicious – please try”! We did and sure enough it was. They are also...