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Jennifer
San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Living our lives our way one day at a time.
Interests: family, natural remedies, finding and maintaining balance in all areas
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Festejos Patronales in our neighborhood officially begins today. The neighborhood has been preparing for the festival all week. This year I missed the tamale making but was able to go help for a bit yesterday. If you're in the area stop by for a delicious meal and take some tamales... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
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This is why I love getting up and going on early morning walks. Today was a GORGEOUS morning! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
Hola Caroline! Im not sure where to find an starter kit in Escazu but you might try checking with people at Feria Verde Aranjuez. Its on Saturday mornings. Or at the Green Center. Its not that hard to made a starter yourself. I found all kinds of info on Google.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on Never say never at A New Life In Costa Rica
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We've settled into rainy season. Some days it rains in the afternoon. Some days all day. Others, not at all. This is why it's called the green season! The greens pop with the blue sky. So pretty after the rain. Roads flooded, cars stuck in ditches. Even transitos (traffic police)!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Has it been that long Paul? Time gets away from me. All is good we're just busy living life. And sampling all the sweets along the way. It's getting harder and harder to sit down and do blog posts. Got a million thoughts floating in my head but no time to get them written. I'm starting to use devices other than the desktop, tablet, smartthanme phone, etc. I'm not ready to type posts on a teeny tiny keypad yet! Things are settling down around here (she types hopefully) so I'll get some posts up soon.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Making chocolate at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Here it is... the process from bean to bar, more or less. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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A sweet adventure was on our mind when we drove up to Finca Luna Nueva for their chocolate tour. Our mission was to make chocolate, bean to bar! Making chocolate with hubby and my daughter at this beautiful place... awesome! After chocolate, a delicious lunch! Family fun, good food, beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Just as the rain started I took a walk outside and got a wonderful surprise. A hummingbird shared his joy with me. It was amazing to watch how happy he was playing in the rain. Pure joy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
San Ramón, Costa Rica the place we've chosen to call home. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Honestly, I have no idea what kind of mushroom this is. What ever it is, there is no way I'm going to eat it. When exposed to the sun they get well... burnt. This one looked cooked so I brought it home for more investigation. After further investigation, no matter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Heavy rains the past few days have brought out the mushrooms. High in the tree tops one can see these white, coral looking type of shroom sprouting. The mushroom above fascinates me. We first discovered it last year. It grows around the roots of a pine tree. Boletus pinophilus would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Rainy season got a late start, for us it began in June. Our favorite time of year has arrived. The views around the property change from day to day, sometimes moment to moment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Playa Camaronal~ sorry, but you didn't make the cut. Some beaches, for whatever reason don't make the family favorite list. When this is the first thing you see as your feet hit the sand, you might want to rethink your boogie boarding location. Rip tides are SERIOUS in Costa Rica... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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I'm happy to report the lettuce wraps at P.F.Chang's Costa Rica taste exactly like what we remember. If you go anytime soon be warned, Avenida Escazu is under construction... again. *Sigh* Callista and I visited the restaurant a few months ago. She felt guilty for going without her dad, even... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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On my son's recent vacation we decided to visit a different Costa Rican Beach, Playa Carrillo. It quickly became our new favorite beach. A four hour drive from home, we won't be making day trips any time soon but I'm looking forward to going back before too long. I've already... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The light of dawn on this first day of June filled me with joy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Just outside San Ramon proper on the way to Pieadades Sur, Eco-Musas Waterpark provided hours of fun for our family recently. Craig, Callista, Kelsey and I showed up on a Monday and learned it's the only day of the week they're closed. We got lucky and ran into the gardener... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Sorry it took so long to respond Adan. It's past harvest time at my house but I do know of people who do have turmeric available. If you're interested send me an email.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2015 on Turmeric in bloom at A New Life In Costa Rica
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We get the honeycreepers around our house. Always a treat to see them. I had never seen a nest before though. Not sure what kind of tree, was thinking guitite because of the berries and bark but the leave aren't right. ???
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Thanks for the orchid id Paul! You'd like Lands in Love.
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Orchid season has come and gone for the most part around our yard. Here's a sample of what we enjoyed this year. The lluvia de oro were bursting out of the trees for weeks. The one above gifted us with four beautiful flowers this year. Our spiders gave us two... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Red-legged honeycreeper seen at the local waterpark recently. Mr. Honeycreeper keeping watch. Mrs. Honeycreeper keeping the nest. She's hard to see but in the first pic you can see her looking out at me. Mama honeycreeper tucked into her nest. Great place with food so close. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Time definitely passes quicker the older you get! I can't believe how quickly this year is passing. Hard to believe June is quickly approaching. It's been awhile since the last post so I'll play a bit of catch up. The rain arrived this month but hasn't settled into a regular... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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This was our first visit to the nearby Lands in Love Hotel & Resort. We've driven past it countless times and have even made a habit of stopping at their roadside restaurant for giant chocolate chip cookies. Still we had't been "inside" the resort. Last week we decided to have... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica