Costa Rican Food Part 3

Well I’m sitting here looking at pictures of food from Costa Rica while drinking coffee and looking at the massive snow banks outside. If you are in the North East I hope you have electricity and are safe, we really got hit hard last night here!  IMG_0857 I am linking up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons to bring you some warm tropical eats. 

1 After we ate at Cafe Rain Forest the boyfriend was obsessed with finding hot sauce, so we went to the local grocery store to try and find it. Since I didn’t need anything I made a beeline over to the produce area to check out what they have that we in the US don’t. How cool are those plantains?! They just bring in the vine and you can snap off what you need. Later in the evening we went to a bar called Don Miguel which I can’t find anywhere online to link up and show you. It was walking distance from our hotel though. It was our favorite spot and the only thing we visited twice one of the reasons was this drink. 

IMG_0671 I could drink ten of those things, it was fresh coconut water mixed with pineapple juice and some rum. It was fantastic! The next day we left La Fortuna and headed to Jaco (don’t worry tons of pictures of what we actually did coming as well!) We heard from people in La Fortuna that when they were in Jaco they had an amazing dinner at a place called Graffiti so we made a reservation at our hotel and headed there night one. 

FullSizeRender FullSizeRender (1) The place was covered by work from a local artist and they had these hooks by every table on the wall. I couldn’t understand what those were for until we sat down and our waiter brought over a board of the specials and hung them by us, so he not only told us about them but left them there so we could see them. One of them was a fish dish with shrimp stuffing that sounded amazing!

2 We ate and drank for awhile and then headed out to find another bar to hang out in. The drinks at Graffiti were amazing but they were really expensive, probably same price you would find in Boston, so we headed somewhere local for awhile to get a few beers. The next morning we walked to find some breakfast and then planned our day back at the hotel. We decided to get lunch at a place called Side Street Bistro. FullSizeRender (3)

It was highly rated on Trip Adviser and we saw that you could get take out. We decided to do that and bring our lunch to the beach. While we were waiting for out sandwiches to come out we had a few beers. 

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The place was surrounded by these cool trees 

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It made everything so fresh and so flavorful! 

I miss the beach and the waves so much, but most of all I miss all this wonderful food I was eating! 

Happy Wednesday my friends! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Know You’re Old When…

Happy Tuesday friends and for those of you up here in the North East a very happy snow day!! Today I’m linking up with Becky to share a few of my recent treats. The title not only is homage to the fact that TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY but the fact that my main treat this past week is a large indicator that I’m getting older. 

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Yep that is my new garbage can! I am so in love with it. It is finger (or cute little kitty noses) print free so it stays nice and shiny at all points. It hides the plastic bag and also holds the plastic bag so you can’t see it nor does it fall in when you throw stuff away. Best of all it doesn’t smell like the old one, no matter how many times I cleaned it! The boyfriend came with me and couldn’t believe how much they were, we got it for under $100 though. 

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Delicious yummy Starbucks! They have a new coffee called flat white which is just steamed milk and a special espresso that makes it slightly sweet. I’ve had two of them so far, it is fantastic, it also sips like a standard cup of coffee so talls are more than enough. 

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A ski day with the boyfriend. It snowed in Boston on Saturday so Sunday we headed to NH to get in a half day of skiing. It was such a fun day and an easy mountain to ski that we hit every trail and I even did trees. 

Happy Tuesday Friends!

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