Take me home, fall flavors, take me home..

Pumpkin spice drinks, warm -out of the oven- home-made bread, comfort foods all over again. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, everything says harvest. After over a decade in Colorado, this October was our first time at the Botanic Garden Chatfield Fall Festival. Rows of distant fall color changing trees stood around us in the open field….

From Political Science to Executive Chef. A career change success story!

Located in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira’s home town, and just two blocks away from the Buena Vista Mall, is Peru Caribe. Owned by Rosario Yacaman, this is a fusion-less Peruvian restaurant. Rosario graduated in Political Science, and performed top-level executive roles at prestigious private and public institutions throughout her successful career. Her Colombian/Middle Eastern roots inspired her…

Paletas

Dictionary definition: “Latin American ice pop, usually made from fresh fruit.” In Mexico, Central and South America these are sold in little carts pushed by the “paletero” (ice pop salesman.) These ice boxes on wheels only fit around fifty “paletas,” a personal adventure. Leisurely, the paletero calls customers out of 90 degree homes during usually…

Coconut Rice in Cartagena

This summer we visited “Cartagena de Indias”, Unesco world heritage, a true gem and my home town! On our flight there, mental notes of wonderful gourmet restaurants flew through my mind. Once there we made the Rosario Islands a must! We had a blast! It didn’t take long to realize how the city had adopted…

Welcome to My Food Stories!

Welcome and let’s start by saying that we all have food stories to share, and recipes too! I will post a story (with a recipe) starting with a delicious Coconut Rice from Cartagena, my home town, and a story about “Paletas” from my childhood. Stay tuned!