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1410, 2016

THE U.S. ECONOMIC EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA IS OVER. HALLELUJAH! 10.14.16

October 14th, 2016|

  14th October, 2016 The most frequently asked question by travelers to Cuba from the USA will now sit on a shelf; collecting dust next to the Atari game system and the Electromatic Typewriter, and most importantly, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations; et al, of 1963.   " How many cigars can I bring back with me"? Today's much welcomed press release from the Office of Foreign Assets Control clarifies

910, 2016

Baseball – letters to Cuba

October 9th, 2016|

I have been giving one of my guides in Cuba the results of our baseball games, as he is a San Francisco Giants fan, and a baseball fanatic. It’s nearly impossible to see a live MLB game in Cuba, so he lives vicariously through my emailed summaries of the games. In the past, during our World Series, it was so fun to share with him the joy of Giants baseball.

2505, 2016

Chesapeake Paella

May 25th, 2016|

Inspired by local cuisine, we came up with this recipe for paella for those of you that love blue crab, or  jaiva, as they call it in Cuba. This was our first attempt using blue crab in paella, and it came out exceptionally well. Named for the majestic Chesapeake Bay, home to those beautiful swimmers know as Blue Crab, or  jaiva , we think you'll love this recipe that will

1405, 2016

Lentejas y El Perron!

May 14th, 2016|

Beans are an integral part of Cuban cuisine and rarely will you find a meal complete without them. Whether it be black, garbanzo or even lentils, the possibilities are endless for the Cuban cook. In this recipe, we've taken the less common lentil bean, called lenteja and combined it with very simple ingredients, except for one; the sausage. Normally, a piece of pork neck or ham hock is

3004, 2016

Choose your poison

April 30th, 2016|

Thought we'd let you in on some fantastic drink recipes that utilize the dynamite  flavors and tastiest fruits of Cuba, on this hot Spring day. Remember, all the fruit and vegetables in Cuba are organic. No pesticides, no GMOs. Sweet and succulent, your taste buds will thank you for bringing them along for the trip. Fresh Pineapple, mint, limes, sugar cane juice called guarapo, and the legendary, Havana Club rum.

2604, 2016

Fricassé de Conejo, a la Cuban Microwave

April 26th, 2016|

  When you find your city being overrun by Giant White Rabbits, the only logical thing to do is to set the table and grab your Grandma's pressure cooker.  WHAT? In America,  we strive for more speed; fast food, fast bandwidth, faster cars,  heck, even speed dating! Americans fell in love with the  "electric oven", as it was initially called in the 60s, and turned their back on the old-timey

1104, 2016

Moor than meets the eye

April 11th, 2016|

Jaiba, or Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. In Greek, " Beautiful Swimmer" is one of the three delectable crabs enjoyed by the Cubans. Jaiba, seen here in the delicious, "Jaiba Gibareña Rellena" is traditionally not regarded as highly by the Cubans as the succulent, enormous claws of the Cangrejo Moro.  From an ocean crab, to a  popular staple dish, Moros y Cristianos, the Old World's history