As the winter weather approaches, many of us are ready to break out our favorite homemade soup recipes.
So, today, I want to share one of my absolute favorites – homemade chicken tortilla soup. It’s easy to make, good for meat-eaters or vegetarians and can serve as the perfect meal to enjoy while having one of those deeper autumn conversations. Enjoy!
Fall is in the air. At this time of year, I think about comfort foods – coffee cakes and small sweets to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon.
I dream about sitting by a fire, or looking out a window on a cold day. But alas, I remember that I am in Costa Rica.
Sometimes cooking for one or two seems like a real bother. Many of us have been cooking for four or more people our whole lives. So to cook for just ourselves sometimes is, well, not fun. Take heart, and I am talking literally about our hearts and bodies for that matter.
It’s the rainy season here in Costa Rica and it makes me think of comfort food. There’s only one small problem – it’s hot out! It might be raining, but, the temperature is still in the 80’s.
Cooking in your 60s is different than when you are younger? Don’t you think?
When we would younger, we cooked because we had to put food on the table. Our kids were hungry during the day and our husbands came home hungry. So, we would just throw something together to make sure that everyone was full and somewhat happy.
Retiring in Costa Rica was a game changer for us, but, we wanted to retire close to the ocean and California was out of our budget.