Friday, November 18, 2011

Cooking Tico style

Every day at lunch time the GVI Quepos volunteers are treated to a delicious lunch cooked by Aneida, who lives in El Cocal, the community we work in. Her cooking is certainly one of the yummier ones in Quepos, so we decided to take some cooking lessons from here to spice up the dishes in the GV house and also for some recipes to bring back home!

Volunteers cooked Costa Rican dishes such as Gallo Pinto con Papaya as well as Empanadas, Tamales, Tanelas and other pastries. During the classes Aneida regaled us with stories from her past and plenty of anecdotes about her family. Aneida moved to Costa Rica over 15 years ago from Nicaragua in search for a better life for both herself and her family. She is one of the kindest and happiest people GVI works with here in Costa Rica and she loves having the volunteers over to lend her a hand in the kitchen- It seems she’s even got her eye on volunteers Lydia and Felicia as future assistants!

It looks like we will be eating very well in the GVI house over the next few weeks!