Monthly Archives: February 2013

The film festival is here–FICCI 53!

Ah, one of my favorite events of the year in Cartagena–the film festival. It started on the 21st and ends the 27th. I love it for the eclectic mix of people that it brings and also because last year and … Continue reading

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El Sancocho

The sancocho is a traditional stew or soup of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. When I taught English here, 32 years ago, my students and I would make a trip to the countryside on a Saturday morning, bringing all the … Continue reading

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Farm Update #10

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photo of the outside of our house under construction. We’ve reached a good stopping place, have run out of funds, and are leaving for the States on March 15. All the walls … Continue reading

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Some other produce from the farm

We’re fortunate that the previous caretakers and the former owner planted so much stuff. We are reaping the benefits and the fresh food tastes delicious. Here’s a visual assortment.

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What’s that red stuff?

Achiote is a red spice used in Latin American cooking and products like Sazon.¬†We discovered that we have two achiote bushes which were overflowing with dried-looking, spiky groups of round pods. Roberto cut off the pods, ending up with a … Continue reading

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Farm Update #9

My son, a friend, my sister-in-law, and I went out to the farm this past Tuesday to see how things were going. They’d never been there before. It was so hot at noontime that I almost couldn’t move. We ate … Continue reading

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Blessing those around us

I like this quote very much and thought I’d re-post it here for all of you. I also like this photo we took of the egrets that fly past our farm every day at sunset. “On meeting people and talking … Continue reading

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