Talk about being M.I.A. for so long! As most of you know, I moved to Australia in May to be a nanny for 3 fabulous little angels and I’m absolutely still doing so, although, my Aussie family went to the States for the summer holiday so for the past 5 weeks I’ve been in Colombia, South America visiting my family. Every single time I come here I always get so excited to be in this beautiful country.
Next subject, my favorite subject, FOOD! Colombia has seriously some of the best eats ever; the meat, the veggies, the fruits, all of it. The following are my tops:
Arepas! It’s flat bread made from cornmeal but kind of more like a thick pancake than bread. Cooked on a fire stove started with sticks and leaves, you can add cheese and salt to these yummy snacks.
Lechona! This is pork. What you do is carefully take out all the meat, cook it adding some corn, peas and other stuffings; clean out the dead pig and bake it so it’s pretty and golden. You then stuff the cooked pork back into the baked pig’s body for decoration purposes. When you’re ready for a plate of yummy pork, it’s spooned right out from where it came from.
Bocadillo and Queso! Bocadillo is a square piece of guava snack that you enjoy with this delish cheese called Doble Crema.
Cuca! It's a soft Ginger bread baked in Colombia that is simply delish on its own and even better when dipped in hot chocolate or coffee. Yum! Fun fact: Cuca is also Colombian slang for a woman's Pikachu. Hungry?
Regular Old Steak and Potatoes! You can’t get meat anywhere else like you do in Colombia. Absolutely tasty! On top? Aji. Special spicy peppers grown here make for a great salsa. When you mix the spicy seeds from the peppers with cilantro, green onions, garlic, vinegar and water there really isn’t much of anything you won’t put it on!
Our family picnics really are the best. Driving up to a mountain,finding an open spot under the sun and cooking on the grill all afternoon.