So what’s the difference between this dish and my Chicken Cacciatore? Well this one cooks a little faster, uses fresh ripe tomatoes instead of sauce and boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the thigh and leg cut. The sauce is a little sweeter […]
It’s quite common to see a pot of sauce simmering on the stove in an Italian kitchen. I try to make sauce on Monday’s. But if you work during the week then whip it up on the weekend. It’s just a few ingredients but […]
I love making a roasted chicken. It’s comforting, reminding me of good times from my childhood. The smells wafting through the house while anticipation of the chicken finally being done just grew. Carving it up, eating the lovely moist meat. And then using […]
This cold weather has got me thinking about Belize a LOT! It’s December so I shouldn’t be expecting warmer weather, but when I think about the cold months still ahead of us I cry just a little!! Thus I’m thinking about when we lived in […]
There are some essential ingredients you should have in your pantry to not only help you cook amazingly delicious food but contribute to over-all good health. Some ingredients help combat inflammation, some help reduce it. Some have many benefits above and beyond inflammation. But […]
I like making calzones. It’s fun to twist the edges over and make these pillows of pizza. You don’t need the same quantity of ingredients as you do in a pizza and individualizing them for each person is nice too. I portion […]
I didn’t always like risotto. In fact in my younger years I hated it because I was used to rice. Having been born in Colombia my mum cooked several Colombian dishes, especially rice, and I liked the way rice wasn’t thick, but […]
This is a most succulent beef dish since brisket is an affordable piece of beef. Even in Belize this is an affordable cut. Brisket comes from the lower part of the beef shoulder, so it’s a tougher piece of meat and needs to be […]
We get asked about Belize a lot. It’s a beautiful little country in Central America, just below Mexico. It’s the only English speaking country in Central America and is definitely more Caribbean than Spanish. We starting going to Belize in 2006 and got our permanent residency in 2012. By that point we were living in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, La Isla Bonita.
The interior of Belize is lush with mountains and jungle. Lots of sightseeing to do! There are boundless waterfalls and hiking to caves with swimming holes. The refreshing cold water comes from deep within the mountains that border Guatemala….
Zipline through the jungle or jump off old piers into cool refreshing rivers…..
Stop at small local restaurants and enjoy local cuisine….
See lots of little Maya Villages along the way….
Climb one of the many Mayan Ruins……
Or head over to the beach….
Get your diver’s certificate and dive in the worlds second largest coral reef
Go fishing and catch your dinner….
DO NOT MISS THE BELIZE ZOO!!!!!
Or just enjoy all the local plants and flowers
How do you get there?
When we first starting going to Belize there were only 2 airline carriers. Now there is more option and more cities you can depart from. WestJet now has direct flights to Belize City! No more layovers in US cities cutting down travel time by upwards of 4 hours.
Southwest Airlines is now offering introductory flights to Belize beginning June 4. For Canadian travellers in Ontario a flight from Buffalo to Belize City is now $208 one-way! And direct flights will be offered from Ft.Lauderdale. So getting to Belize now will be not only quicker but cheaper.
Now you have many reasons to go and visit Belize and see it through out eyes!