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Mrs. Dolse Conner, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Roatan, Honduras – Island Cooking

October 10, 2010 | 17 Comments

Deep in the Caribbean in the Bay Islands off Honduras is a living gem – Roatan, Honduras. A day of adventure and Island Cooking....

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In the heart of Old Havana, off Plaza de Armas, lined with book sellers and merchants, is a large awning covered outdoor restaurant lined with potted flowers and ferns – Cafe La Mina. ...

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Cuba Market, boy with pineapple - Food Gypsy

Cuban Flavour – FRESH!

October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

On my Life from Scratch journey Mexico was rest.  Belize, recreation.  And Cuba?  Rebellion?  Revolution?  Nope.  Resolution. Resolved to find the food that fuels its lovely people, the food that sustains its pulsating beat, I...

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Chef Silvano Cruz, Cuba - FG

Feeding a Four Star Army

August 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Chef in Profile: Executive Chef, Silvano Cruz - Sol Cayo Largo, Cuba On the shores of Cuba’s Cayo Largo de Sur - a tiny island in the Caribbean off the south west...

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Hole-in-the-Wall-Roatan - Food Gypsy

Not just another… Hole in the Wall

August 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

It was an adventure just getting there, two hours by scooter winding over pot-hole ridden jungle roads of Roatan, down a steep gravel path rutted by recent rains, through the fishing village of Jonesville, to the boat...

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Mexican Street Doughnuts - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – Street Sweets

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mexico has become a jumping off place for me, in and out and constantly on the move, it’s also a place where I ‘discover’ I’m hungry, like now.  This section on “Mexican Quickies” is a tribute...

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Coconut Shrimp, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Coconut Shrimp

August 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Recipe by reader request. The fruit of the sea... coconut-ed. So easy. Try it at home. Compliments of The Thirsty Turtle, Bananarama Dive's Eco Friendly Resort - West Bay Beach, Roatan...

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Paskayitos, Shrimp Tacos - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – PasKAYitos

August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Best shrimp tacos… EVER. Its bright orange you can’t miss it. Paskayitos serves one thing and one thing only, seafood.  So fresh it’s nearly wriggling.   Throughout the spring and summer I’ve been junctioning out of...

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Mexico-McGomez - A. Taylor

Mexican Quickies – McGomez

July 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

In the middle of the Yucatan jungle, in a tiny village, bight yellow arches and a great laugh. McGomez! Truly... marketing genius. ...

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Burger, Puerto Morelos Mexico - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – Spanglish

July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

I attempt to order my own burger - without fries – instead I ordered a burger... without a father. In the Colonia of Puerto Morelos, at the junction of Highway 307 and Jose Mara Morelos...

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Annatto Seeds - Food Gypsy

Tastes of Mexico – Annatto Seeds

July 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Annatto, sometimes called Roucou, is a derivative of the achiote trees of tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a red food coloring and also as flavouring. Its scent is slightly peppery with...

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How to make tamales - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – How to Tamale

July 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Mexico, every cook has her own tamale recipe, her own sauce, her own masa mix, her own flavours. I didn't get any family secrets from Juantia (who bore holes though me with her...

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