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Saint Francis DeSales
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World Geography and Culture: The Americas: Costa Rica


We learned about Costa Rica and its unique political and physical environments.
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"More than a quarter of Costa Rica is protected natural wilderness...
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The rain forest comes right down to the ocean. and here, looking back up the vastness of the green forest...
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 or gazing out across the endless blue sea, we truly appreciated the blissful remoteness of our position and, 
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and as a pair of toucans glided overhead, the privilege of experiencing nature so unspoiled."
World Food Cafe, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott
After our book and map study of the country...
we looked at all the beautiful fruits that come from this area of the world...
 and then we went about making two Costa Rican dishes...
 Crunchy Salad with Lime Juice
"This fresh-tasting salad, with its sweet-and-sour mixture of fruit and vegetables, is typical of the dishes...on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica."
Look at all the beautiful, colorful spices in this dish.
We also made Caribbean Vegetables in a Mustard, Coconut and Rum Sauce...
 which has fried plantains on it.





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    1. Yes. I liked it the most, but everyone liked it some. We didn't like it enough, however to put it into our regular meal rotation. I used rum extract instead of actual rum.

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    2. Yes. I liked it the most, but everyone liked it some. We didn't like it enough, however to put it into our regular meal rotation. I used rum extract instead of actual rum.

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  2. That bridge is gorgeous, I'd find it absolutely terrifying to cross, but it's really pretty.

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  3. It's great to hear so much of the land is protected - seems like a beautiful place!

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  4. I was wondering if everyone liked it too! I'm still not spending much time on the internet, but always love dropping in to see what adventures you are up to when I can! Lots of fun here as always!! :)

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