Cuban-Style Black Beans: Moros y Christians right out the pressure cooker

Frijoles Negros! I am really enjoying making beans in the pressure cooker. The key is remembering to soak them the night before but the texture is great and you can’t beat the speed. Again, sorry to sound repetitive but seriously love the Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, my recipe is based on the Cuban Bean […]

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Read and Read: The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea By E. Hemingway Short on pages, long on quality and now tied to great memories of our trip to Cuba, which included visiting Cojimar and Hemingway’s home and boat (Pilar). Vividly word-illustrated story that puts you out in the tiny boat. Akin to many stories in life of struggling […]

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Collection of Murals, Mosaics and Graffiti in Cuba

I fell in love with the murals in Cuba but was also enamored by the graffiti and mosaics. No lame tagging full of misspelled words and old-school pacman shapes. Their focus on the arts is evident. Enjoy, this small slice! Notice the homage to Che Guevera – don’t be distracted by the hubs “Kaepernicking” in […]

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FAQs about Our Trip to Cuba

How did we decide to go? Hubs and I discussed what type of vacation we were in need of: more active or more vegetating, scoping out the pool all day while planning dinner? Discussed how far to travel and to someplace new or a favorite? We are both lucky that at this point in our […]

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Odds & Hens – Inspirations in Cuba

I couldn’t help but be inspired for future craft and cooking projects, urban farming ventures and of course, blog postings. Thought I would share some, all the while increasing my accountability to you. Sweets Sure the food in Cuba is not Michelin quality, yet, but this dessert of guava paste and cheese was so simple […]

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Travel Journal: Top Ten Things I Learned in Cuba

The hubs and I had the opportunity to visit the forbidden land of Cuba in October, legally under the People-to-People educational exchange visa with Friendly Planet. We went in not sure what to expect as we really didn’t know much about Cuba. Didn’t JayZ and Beyonce just visit? We aren’t supposed to go there but […]

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