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Pinar Del Rio, Cuba #SaturdaySnapshot #WeekendCooking

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

Today’s post features my favorite meal during our trip to Cuba. I’ve written before about the food for our first two days in Cuba — delicious but with a certain sameness about the offerings. The variety of food increased when we arrived in Havana.

Our most varied meal was served at an organic farm that we visited during a day trip from Havana to the west of the island, in the Pinar del Rio province.

Organic farm in Cuba
Terraced, raised beds for growing organic vegetables on a hillside
Organic farm in Pinar del Rio, Cuba
The dramatic view from the open-air pavilion where we were served lunch
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
The farm’s specialty herbal cocktail, said to have health benefits. We were offered the choice of having it with or without rum.
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
First course: squash soup
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Medley of starchy vegetables

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Join me next week — I’ll share some of what I learned about agriculture in Cuba for the Weekend Cooking folks.

Here are my previous posts about Cuba, most with photos for Saturday Snapshot at West Metro Mommy Reads:

  • Photos of Entering Cuba
  • Book review of Cuban Revelations by Marc Frank
  • Photos of the Palacio de Valle
  • Book review of Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  • Photos of downtown Cienfuegos
  • Food in Cuba
  • Colorful Trinidad, Cuba
  • Book review of Havana Nocturne by T.J. English with photos of 50s Cuba
  • Interiors of a 1929 house in Havana
  • Colors of Cuba exhibit
  • Views of Havana from Hotel Capri
  • Architecture and book stalls in the Plaza de Armas, Havana
  • Food in Havana
  • Plaza de la Catedral, Havana
  • A non-touristy walk in Havana

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