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Just off the beaten path and worth every step (or stagger); Cantina Habanero boasts the best burger in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. South of Cancun on Highway 307, Puerto Morelos is a cozy fishing...

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Roatan, Crawfish Rock - Food Gypsy

Mornings on the Beach

July 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

The sun is thin, rising behind the mountains to the east that are the ridgeback of Roatan, a 40 mile stretch of land surrounded by reefs. The home beach - West Bay Beach is a...

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Sriracha Hot Sauce - Food Gypsy

Some like it hot… sauce

July 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the intense heat and flavours of Mexico to the milder side of spice in Cuba, to the amplified heat of Belize and finally the sweet, tangy chili of Honduras; a little tour of...

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Island Expeditions Kitchen Crew, Belize - Food Gypsy

Belize – An Adventure in Cooking

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

A trip to Belize is not a short jaunt from Canada no matter which side of the country you live on. Despite being just south of Mexico, flight fares are steep and options are...

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Sweet Potato Pone - Food Gypsy

Belizean Sweet Potato Pudding (“Pone”)

July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

On the back steps of the kitchen, in the tropical paradise of an idyllic atoll off Dangriga, Belize; Phillip Matinez shares a family favorite, Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe (known in Belize as “Pone”). ...

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Bananarama Beach, Roatan - Food Gypsy

The Best and… The Rest

July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

"In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway learned something about "bad luck" and getting kicked by life. He was struggling to make his mark as an author when disaster struck. He lost a suitcase containing all...

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Gypsy in Roatan - Food Gypsy

Strangers, Family & Friends… in Paradise

July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

Roatan hits me like a heat wave. The island itself enchants and as we land sweet tropical air fills me with ease, it was a bumpy ride. We arrive after a full day...

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Havana, Cuba in the rain - Food Gypsy

A Butterfly in Cuba

July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tourists lounge by the pool. Taut nubile bodies in high-cut bottoms and slack pale bodies with no right to “Speedo”. Bless Brazilian women. Bless European men. He strides by with...

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Happy Hour, Mexico - Food Gypsy

Mexico, the Return

July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cancun. Just a few miles south, Puerto Morelos. It’s become a second home. For the first time in my life – I bought a one way ticket that took me to Mexico. ...

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In the kitchen there is laughter, the smell of coffee and fresh baked bread. Guests enjoy a quiet relaxed atmosphere in the dining room; the Hillsdale House is everything a country inn should be....

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In the heart of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Minas Basin where the tides roll back to reveal the long, red, mud flats - is a whirling little restaurant called The Tempest....

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It smells good. No, strike that, it does not smell good, it smells fantastic. With a kitchen this creative and ingredients this pure, the Wooden Monkey thrills the senses from the moment you...

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