Lima Beans and Cacao Pods

It’s cantaloupe. No wait, lemons, and is that guava, and oof! The sting of vinegar tickles the insides of my nose. Cacao beans, an entire Igloo ice chest full of them are right in front of me and they’re almost vibrating with life. When the beans went in 24 hours ago, they were so fruity […]

The Mayan PB & J

Her wood fire crackled, radiating heat into the center of her already 80+ degree home. In this part of Belize, everyone sweats. There’s little electricity, air-conditioning is a very rare luxury, and there’s work to be done. Work for Mrs. Bo is making tortillas, by hand, sometimes 200 or more per day. Mrs. Bo is […]