Old-Fashioned Home-made Crackers

  Little “tiendas” (corner home-based food stores) in Cartagena still carry old-fashioned home-made crackers. When I travel back home, I definitely make an effort to get them… Indeed, they bring back wonderful childhood memories! Four simple, affordable ingredients (at hand in most kitchens), and a straightforward recipe yields anywhere from 32 to 42 crackers, depending…

Salad Recipe Collection – Cartagena Fishermen’s Salad – 2 of 5

“Avoid seafood in the months without an ‘R’, May through August, the gestation months..” Colloquial Quote by: Fishermen from Cartagena de Indias (my home town.) This salad has been around in homes in Cartagena for decades. This was the first time I had tried to make it, and everyone at home was happy to be my…

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…