What Living La Pura Vida Has Taught Me So Far

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This is my backyard. A postcard. And today, on my two year blog anniversary, I’m just wishing you were here. To celebrate 730 days of writing Can You Stay for Dinner?, Camille, my best and most wanderlustful friend, who is sharing this Central American adventure with me, is gracing us with her reflections on life…

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Camille’s Famous Ranchero Sauce

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During the past four days of our jungle adventure, Camille and I have spooned her famous homemade ranchero sauce on every last thing we’ve eaten. Our rustic cabin kitchen has never been so flavorful. Each morning, our plates are hot with two skillet-warmed corn tortillas, two runny-yolked fried eggs, ranchero sauce, guacamole, and crumbled queso…

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Punta Uva Eats

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Ultra-limey guacamole with freshly fried tortillas Freshly squeezed watermelon juice Sea bass tacos with pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and crisp greens Jamaican Margarita made from the juice of hibiscus flower alongside a coconut creamy pina colada Carrot and red cabbage slaw, curried chickpeas, shaved fresh beet, greens drizzled with sweet ginger sauce Saucy smoked…

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Day 1 in San Jose, Costa Rica

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This morning at 4am, I blew into Boston Logan airport. One 20” carry on duffle One backpack my precious laptop, three dayglow bathing suits, metallic sandals, a tank top or two, four sundresses, 54 malaria pills, and my most recent read: “The Bedwetter” by Sarah Silverman. All for two and a half months of living…

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