Life From Scratch Travel Diary

Roatan, Honduras.  No plans.  No reservations.  No local currency and not a care in the world.  I never travel like that.  I’m a planner.  I like to know.  I like to think about it and...

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Mrs. Dolse Conner, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Roatan, Honduras – Island Cooking

October 10, 2010 | 16 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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Chez Gypsy II - Food Gypsy

Home Again, Home Again

September 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the expanse of a 5,000 square foot country inn to the tight confines of a 600 square foot one bedroom apartment… there’s no place like home. Not surprisingly, one must manage one’s personal belongings...

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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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Le Cordon Bleu pen - Food Gypsy

The most expensive pen… EVER

August 15, 2010 | 9 Comments

From the heart of Canada’s western fruit belt, the beautiful Okanagan, there came a sudden change in plan. I’d set my heart on further gallivanting, visiting and general merriment when there sprang to light the...

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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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The return “home” to the Canadian West – the flat fields of the prairies, the mountain valleys of the west coast – an exercise in ‘filling the loving cup’ through the therapeutic intervention of hairstylists,...

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