carrieandjonathan1It wasn’t exactly a surprise when our ship’s bell rang at our front door last night.  Guests, Carrie and Jonathan asked if they could cook for us in our “Boquete Gourmet” kitchen some evening, and who could pass up such an offer?

This young couple has been traveling the world for the past few years and they arrived in Boquete just a couple days ago.  They are writing about their adventurous journeys on their website, as they travel.  It’s an interesting journal of their unique life-style together, you might enjoy reading it. carrieandjonathan

David and I were amazed at the presentation of dinner, rolled in from their casita to our front door in a lovely, hand-made rattan rolling cart ,that was in our house when we purchased it several years ago.

Carrie and Jonathan’s menu was designed around their love of Italian food; a colorful, diced green salad with balsamic vinegar and oil dressing, and eggplant Parmesan layered with sliced eggplant sauteed in red peppers flakes,  Jonathan’s specially seasoned sauce, and a blend of grated mozzarella, Parmesan and white cheddar cheeses.

For dessert, Carrie made lime ice-box cookies, ready to bake.  We baked them in my oven until golden brown and frosted them with yummy butter-lime icing made with my beautiful, giant, “witch’s whisk” I found on Halloween Eve.

After a couple games of Mexican Train, we enjoyed Carrie’s delicious, tender cookies with steaming cups of Boquete’s famous Cafe Ruiz coffee.  It’s amazing how many gourmet cooks make their way to Boquete, and this couple is a fine example.  Thanks, Carrie and Jonathan, you can cook for us anytime.  TBG