Costa Rica: Good Eats

This week, I am in Dallas, Texas for the National RWA Conference. If you’d like real-time updates on the writing conference, please check out the Manuscript Mavens blog, where all four of us will be posting updates all week, throughout the day, to share our thoughts, impressions, and ah-ha moments with you.

In the meantime, I’ll be sharing a few of my Costa Rica photos with you here on this blog. (Link: my Costa Rica Thursday Thirteen post)

Today’s Costa Rica photo theme is: GOOD EATS.

Erica Ridley in Costa Rica: Pineapple Truck As we were driving to a national park, we passed a field where workers tossed pineapples into a truck for juicing. They were nice enough to give us a few for the road!


Erica Ridley in Costa Rica: Mashed Potato Volcano Note to self: Be more inventive in the kitchen! Here is a mashed potato volcano with sliced red peppers for lava. Cute, no?


Erica Ridley in Costa Rica: Homemade Tiramisu My pal D asked me how it was that I gain weight when I go to Costa Rica. Here’s one answer: homemade tiramisu! (Other answers include mango cake, macadamia nut pie, caramel ice cream, chocolate fudge brownies, homemade flan, fresh cheesecake… detecting a pattern? *g)


Erica Ridley in Costa Rica: Beer Ice Cream By popular demand, here’s a photo of me at the heladería featuring cerveza-flavored ice cream. (The sign I’m holding lists the flavors.) Beer ice cream tastes like… well, beer. And not milk-ish, either–more of a frozen beer snow cone effect. Not bad, not good, just… odd. But as they say, when in Rome… =)

5 comments

  1. Isabel - Reply

    Here’s one answer: homemade tiramisu! (Other answers include mango cake, macadamia nut pie, caramel ice cream, chocolate fudge brownies, homemade flan, fresh cheesecake… detecting a pattern? *g)

    Ok, you can stop now… LOL.

    Have fun at the conference. 🙂

  2. Vicki - Reply

    Yummy food. Not so sure about beer ice cream but everything else sounds great.

    Have you left for Dallas all ready? We’re leaving on Wednesday. 2 more sleeps…Yeah!!!

  3. Rebecca - Reply

    tiramisu???? YUM

    That volcano shaped pile of mashed potato is a bit bizarre, though, I can’t see myself ever going to that much trouble!

  4. ERiCA - Reply

    Isabel: And thanks!! =)

    Vicki: Leaving TPA at 10am, I believe. I’ve got your cell number with me!

    Meryl: Hi!! =)

    Rebecca: LOL–if I had kids maybe I’d do it. It’s mashed potatoes, so it should shape fairly easily. But just randomly set beside some grilled cheese or something would be a bit odd! *g

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