Fish and Shrimp Tacos with Pinapple and Mango

These Fish and Shrimp Tacos with Mango and Pineapple are so exquisite that we could not eat just one! Everyone at home had to have seconds (and some had even more.) A Mexican friend gave me the recipe to share in my blog, so I will go straight to the point. Here it is. 🙂 To read this recipe…

Jello Mosaic Dessert

The first time I saw this Jello Mosaic dessert I was captivated. I was 10 ( maybe ) and I had been invited to a birthday party. Our friend’s Mom served this dessert and it all became magical: The texture, the flavors, the colors, its brightness.. Considering the temperature was the usual Cartagena-90 degrees, together…

Fried Eggs and What My Mom Used to Say..

Growing up, our Mom used to say: “That girl doesn’t even know how to fry an egg.” That is actually a popular expression in Colombia to refer to novice home cooks. So as I grew up I often wondered, what is it about fried eggs? As I met unwanted challenges in the kitchen, I remember intentionally “not” making fried eggs; I would…

Sweets from “El Portal de los Dulces” in Cartagena

  They look very relaxed. This is the atmosphere in Cartagena. Locals come and go, catch a shade and get a relief from Cartagena’s usual year-round 90 degree weather. While there, they may grab a sweet to eat. This picture shows the cobbles or “adoquines” from the Colonial times. Cartagena’s old city streets are closed to vehicles. It’s quite…

Happy Mother’s Day

  This morning I was surprised with a wonderful Mother’s Day gift: Breakfast and a Cookie! 🙂 They made everything and considering they are ages 9-12, that is a quite a treat for me! Dad helped some (of course) but I loved every minute of it. Here is the picture of the cookie they served right out…