Before Christmas we described how delicious beer can chicken was to Daniel and his wife, Diane. They were intrigued, and probably a little skeptical, so we bought 2 holders for them in the States and brought them with us to try out.
Roger, Craig and I arrived to find a beautiful home on 3 acres that had pigs, chickens, cows, a vegetable garden, and flowers and avocado trees were everywhere.
|The house and guest house|
|Outdoor dining room|
|Colombia grows an avocado that are the size of large mangoes|
|These parrots were hysterical -- they actually laughed at us!|
The first order of business was to get the BBQ started with charcoal and at one point, there was more smoke than fire.
|We were hoping for "where there is smoke...there is fire"|
The chicken was huge, and the BBQ didn't have a cover, so we decided to demonstrate the method and cook it for awhile and then cut the chicken up to cook or else we would have been eating at midnight.
|Daniel imitated chef Jamie Oliver by brushing the meat and chicken with fresh rosemary and oregano|
|Fresh herbs and peppers that really packed a punch and got Roger sweating and hiccuping!|
|Diane had plenty of people wanting to hold her 5 month old baby, Santiago, who was a cheerful, easy going baby.|
|A delicious feast with salad ingredients from the garden|
We feel very privileged to have met Daniel and his wife. They have taken us under their wings and are great fun to hang out with.
A day of good food, good wine, and good friends. Perfect.
"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose."