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Old 11-13-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Greetings From Costa Rica

Hi, my name is Jim and I just joined the forum. Originally from Georgia, I spent most of my adult life in Florida before moving to Costa Rica in 2000. My wife is Costa Rican and I have 2 adult stepdaughters who still live at home with us. We live in the central valley region, near the capital of San Jose, and also have a small horse ranch (finca) in the foothills of the mountains a couple of hours away where I spend a lot of my time.

I consider myself to be a pretty good cook and, although not a professional chef, I used to own a seafood restaurant in Florida and developed many of the recipes.

I really enjoy preparing seafood, traditional Southern cooking, and outdoor cooking - both grilling and smoking meat, poultry and seafood. I have a well-equipped home kitchen and at my finca have a wood/charcoal horizontal offset smoker and a large gas grill, which I frequently use to prepare food for as many as 40 to 50 guests. Last weekend, I slaughtered a hog and I prepared pulled pork for about 50 people. It was a lot of fun and the food was a hit.

See you all on the board!

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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Excited to hear some of your greatness!

Welcome my friend!

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC!!! Good to have you join us!
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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Hello, welcome and ENJOY!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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Welcome here on this wonderfull forum!!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #6
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I think Costa Rica is a very nice place!
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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Lots And Lots Of Greetings From "PARSONS, KANSAS".
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #8
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Welcome from a Central Floridian. Glad to have you on board.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to being part of the community.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:01 AM   #10
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Nice to meet you Jim! Welcome to DC!
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