November 5th 1903


At dawn on November 3 ships "Cartagena", the "Alexander Bixio" and the American "Nashville" arrived at the Bay of Colon. On board of the Colombian ships were 500 well-armed Colombian soldiers, commanded by the generals Tobar and Amaya, his intention was to seize the port and then march to the capital, which was made not possible because  …

From Panama with love


In November, Panama celebrates a month of national festivities. Throughout this month, all around the country the flag and patriotic symbols are displayed. There are three days of great historical importance for Panama in November: The 3rd, 10th and 28th. The celebrations these days are due to the separation of Panama from Colombia, the "cry" …

Meatballs in caramelized wine sauce


Continuing with the list of classic Panamanian recipes for gatherings and parties, today I bring you the recipe for meatballs in wine. These little dumplings are ideal as "snacks" or appetizers. Ingredients  1 kg of minced meat  2 lightly beaten eggs  ½ cup recao verde liquefied *  Pepper  Garlic salt  ½ cup bread crumbs  5 …

Panamanian drunken soup – Sopa Borracha Panameña


The translation of today's recipe is drunken soup. But no, it isn't a soup at all. It is a delicious dessert from Panama, very popular in weddings and quinceaños. This is the first time that I attempt to make this dessert, the occasion? Fernando's 3th birthday. It wasn't a big party, but I take every …

Happy Easter


«Why do you seek the living one among the dead? » (Lk 24,5) One of the most widespread practices on the Western countries to celebrate Easter Sunday is the hunting for Easter eggs. In Panama we have a very hot climate and the idea of laying eggs (even if they are beautifully decorated) for a …