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Enjoying the End of the Rainy Season ... Looking forward to our Summer in the Bright & Beautiful

Enrique Ascanio

​Welcome to Many New Chayotevine Members ... so happy you have joined us!

In this changing seasons time ... we are getting the best of Rainy & Sunny weather!

Without going into 'war stories' ... one of the best pieces of advice I got on moving here was shake, shake, shake ... towels, sheets, dresses, shirts, shoes & of course, boots! Well worth the effort!

This weekend will be a very special Soul Attunement Event ... please click here for all the details.

Some of the Seven Wonders of Costa Rica are found here in our Southern Zone ... click here for article.

Check Events page (soon, reservations must be in by December 10th) for our Community Christmas Party by Chef Memo.

Wade is bringing some ducks as well as his delicious Chickens this week.

We have a wonderful group, Charley's Angels, who take care of so many animals ... check here for how you can help them help others.

New friends here are offering Organic Meats .. even have Turkeys that are free range & organic and fed with coconut, bananas, and cane. Pork too! Write here for contact:

I need to leave the country on December 20, and will be in the U.S. for up to six weeks.

I would be willing to lend my sweet boy Pantera, about 8 weeks old, and all of about two pounds ; loves and loved by humans. Loves to play and sleep. Has a good sense of his power, and plays nicely, but needs his nails cut. Fearless, probably to the point of being a hazard to himself- played well with male cat several time his size. Likes to sit on shoulder. Prefers tuna , but eats chicken cat food, and rice and beans, a true Tico. Will be on your bed if you turn your back. Follows me around more like a dog than a cat.

References, preferably from animals, required, because people can lie. Ken Lyle

Great new product we are carrying now at Colibri's Corner!

Add a little spice to your Life. “ Rico”

Rico’s Rub and Seasoning Blend and Rico’s Vegetable seasoning.

Rico’s Rub and Seasoning Blend is an all purpose spice blend similar to seasoning salt. It is great for BBQ. Just sprinkle a little on the meat and add your favorite BBQ sauce. It makes the best BBQ wings ever. Use it just like a good salt. A little bit goes a long way. It’s also great with ground beef. Two teaspoons in a kilo of hamburger, mixed well with a little bit of Worchestershire and you have the best burger ever. With 11 different fresh and hard to find spices it’s easy to use and great.

Rico’s Rub was developed from a recipe originating at the Lucerne Cooking School in Switzerland. Passed down from chef to chef, it is old world European Sensibility adapted for today’s cuisine.

Rico’s Vegetable Seasoning Blend was developed for the vegetable lovers as a primary vegetable seasoning. A little more aromatic and less spicy than the original rub, it has 13 different spices to form a great blend. Just sprinkle a little on your favorite dish before cooking. It is also great with seafood. Just use it as you would season with salt and pepper and add great new flavors.

Rico’s Rub and Seasoning Blend and Rico’s Vegetable Seasoning make cooking easy and fun; adding great flavor with a light touch of the hand. It’s like having your whole spice rack in an easy to use package. Check us out also on Facebook at the Rico’sRub page.

Christmas Party (POTLUCK)

Dec. 16, 2017 starting at 11 AM POTLUCK CHRISTMAS PARTY Maxine's home in Barrio Arenilla de San Pedro Directions: 15 miles south (26 km) of Maxi Pali on InterAmericana Hwy. When approaching (covered) bridge over Rio San Pedro, turn left just before bridge, drive 1/2 mile (1 km) on paved road, until you see a large commercial building on your left (half metal, half concrete blocks with large green doors), get off paved road and drive between large building and Arenilla Abast to a fork in the road. Keep to your right (the flat road) and continue (1/3 mile, 2/3 km) until you see Centro Educativo Arenilla on your right. Entrance to Maxine's property is across from the school. Drive on paved road to top of the hill. Park behind the house among trees.

~~~ Singing Alive Costa Rica ~~~ ~~~ Cantando la Vida ~~~ Finca Amrita, Costa Rica January 25-28, 2018 A sharing and teaching gathering for ceremonial/devotional singing circles. We change the world as we transform ourselves with songs of light, love, peace on earth, and goodwill to all beings! Once again come together, all you singing people, to celebration the power of the voice and to sing with our ancestors and descendants and allies of this mysterious and wonderful life! We'll gather on the hallowed grounds of Finca Amrta in the southern region of CR. Sing under the growing moon, let the river woosh its song into your heart, hear the whisper of the great bamboo song, let the great tropical melody fill your soul with life and light and joy!

Early Bird tickets are available now! Register in Advance! for live person contact ;-} Now – December 20th ~ Early Bird $208 = whole event with camping. December 21st – January 13th ~ Winter Welcome $240 = whole event with camping. January 14th – on ward ~ Final Price $280 = whole event with camping. Teens 13 – 18 yrs of age = 1/2 price. Please comment about this during the check out process. Children (12 and under) are free. Include youth’s information during check out process.

This singing medicine is potent and as we share, teach, learn together we all grow our greatness!

Corporation Registration In September of this year a new law was passed requiring the registration of all corporations in Costa Rica with the Dirección General de Tributacion (DGT). DGT is an office of the tax collection agency, Ministerio de Hacienda. There is no fee to register your corporation but it must be registered by specific dates in 2018 or otherwise you will be fined. Because Hacienda collects income tax in December, DGT moved the deadlines for registration after the first of February 2018. Please check the following deadlines for corporate registration. The last number of the corporation's cedula will determine the date it needs to be registered: 1 and 2...February 28, 2018 3...........March 31, 2018 4...........April 30, 2018 5...........May 31, 2018 6...........June 30, 2018 7...........July 31, 2018 8...........August 31, 2018 9...........Septmember 30, 2018 0...........October 31, 2018 In order to register the corporation or change your contact information, the legal representative needs to present the D-140 form in person at a DGT office or someone with power of attorney can also present the document. (Thank you to "Your Costa Rica Contact")

My boyfriend and I are staying in Costa Rica this winter from January through March and trying to find rental properties in the San Isidro area. Our ideal location would be near Tinamaste/Platanillo. The struggle so far has been finding a place that has fast enough internet. My job allows me to work remotely, which is why I can spend the winter in Costa Rica. However, having fast and reliable internet to do my full-time job is an absolute necessity. Ideally the speed would be above 10 Mbps/sec.

Thank you! Any help is much appreciated as we are about a month out from the trip.

Ingrid Hartman <>

Okay Friends,

Rainy season is dwindling; time to make some changes and get out and play.

So, Russ is no longer playing anytime at KapiBlu.

Every Sunday, 1 - 4pm at Candombe for some easy blues and a bit of folk.

Candombe is a relatively new place about 2 klicks north from Gasotica on the highway to San Jose at the San Rafael Norte turnoff. (Good road marker is group of low white buildings with large picture windows on the mountainside of the highway--your left when heading north. Turn left 25 meters past the buildings.)

The restaurant has the best Pizza Sheri and I have had in Costa Rica and it could hold its own against many restaurants in California Bay Area. I''ve been told the grill is excellent as well. They serve wine but no beers. Small 4, Med 6 and large 8 top tables. You can sit close or away from the little stage I be hiding in the corner of. Also, they have some nice drums and a cajon, as well as, an extra mic so feel free to join in the songs.

So, I'd love to see ya any Sunday for a sit down or even if you just order Take Out and stop for a couple of tunes. Sebastion is the owner and be sure to let him know how he's doing with the place. Open at 11:00 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Live music also starting at 8 on Friday and Saturday nights for those of you who can still see to drive at night.

I'll also be playing at Ricard2 on the road to Tinamaste regularly possibly every Friday afternoon. I'll confirm next week.

Warm regards.

Russell Giles <>

P.S. If you have a favorite song from the 50-80's drop me a line with a title and/or a you tube address. I'll try to add it to my sets.

Happy to have this week de Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Garlic or Teriyaki Coconut Aminos

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Crunchy Spirulina ... now available at new lower price

  • Matcha Green Tea ... amazing health properties & delicious

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Clove Oil

Sauerkraut is one of the best foods for your tummy ... we are so fortunate to have Rosita's Organic Kraut ... so delicious & great for your digestion and general health.

The shitake mushrooms are extraordinary and quite magical .. click here to read about their many benefits. BACK IN STOCK

Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

We have mangosteen "matas" or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Kale Chips

  • Organic Eggs

  • Turmeric Powder & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Organic Red or Black Beans

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Vegan Cookies

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / Mangos / Bananas

  • Coconut Secret Amino Acids This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Swiss Cheese

  • Mozzarelli Cheese

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • International Phone Cards

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oats

For anyone with pain from spots injuries, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic, please check this link. We are very fortunate to have this high quality Magnesium Oil now available. Also works great as an all natural deodorant!

International Phone Cards available for major savings.

We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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