Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables have been hit and miss here. I've never tasted anything as sweet and perfect as pineapple can be in Panama. Soooo very good. But then I've never been as disappointed in the availability of fresh produce as I have been here. Actually, that's not true. Former Communist Prague winter of 1991 was…

If only they had the bruschetta mix …

It's not Trader Joe's, but Foodie¬†specialty produce market makes me think of one of my favorite stores. One opened near Dean's work. It was nice to peruse fresh fruits and vegetables, seasonings without additives and to just explore some culinary options I haven't found elsewhere. Guess who's gonna get grocery lists to bring home from…

Christmas shopping already?

Much like Black Friday, Panama hosts Black Weekend. I believe it is put on by the national tourism bureau, and it is promoted in nearby countries. The malls have been preparing for weeks. Even the local tire store is offering 15 percent off this weekend. We hit the AltaPlaza Mall today. We have plans for…

Feeling my footprint grow

In Panama we don't have to bring our own bags to the grocery store. There's no recycling bin or green waste can to put out on trash day. There aren't multiple cans at the mall for recycling water bottles, food waste and other trash. In the hotel, it was water bottle after water bottle after…

At our soon-to-be-local mall

Dean found champagne and cake at the Multi Plaza mall in Panama City. I might go to the mall more in Panama than here ... This was a couple weeks ago, but I thought of it today. It's been more than¬†5 weeks since Dean left. He comes home tomorrow. He's been lonely. We've been lonely.…