A Homemade Panamanian Dish

Snapshot of a dish my wife prepared for lunch last week. I wanted to have meatballs rich with culantro leaves and she made it for me. The rest is some white rice, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and ripe plantain. Having a chef at home is a blessing. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

14 thoughts on “A Homemade Panamanian Dish”

    1. Brococoli is good food for your health, as well as other veggies. Yep, I agree, the mashed potato was finger-licking good.

      BTW, I joined the photo club yesterday. Today I received a comment from the originator of the site—Photo101 rehab. To date I have posted about three of my pictures.



  1. That looks delicious, Omar. The table setting is nice, too. I like the cloth. The mention of cilantro in the meatballs surprised me. I’ve never heard of such a thing — my grandmother’s Swedish meatballs were quite different. I do like cilantro, though, so I expect I’d like these.

  2. Hello there Linda,

    I’m sure you would enjoy my wife’s dishes. It’s a pity you are so far away to be our evening guest to one of our tropical dinners. But who knows, it might just happen. Life is so full of surprises.

    Last night I was looking at the photographs you shot while visiting the Río Frío. They looked so professional, they could easily be used to make a Texas calendar for 2015. The colors of the river and fall’s foliage were striking. Very, very nice work. Congrats!



    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Omar. There are things I didn’t know about the camera and its settings until after I got home — isn’t that always the way? Some photos might have been better had a tweaked a few things. But to have about 20 or 25 photos that really are keepers out of about 200 or so is good, and I was so very pleased with a few.

      This time, I was smart enough to keep the original files, so I’m going to see how a few of them look processed through Photoshop elements. I know the “real” photographers usually shoot in RAW format, but I’m not up to that, yet. Still, we’ll see how they come out.

      As you and I both know, the fun is in the trying and learning!

  3. Yes, Linda it’s the journey that counts, not in really getting there. “No pain, no gain”. I think it’s true.

    There are two things I want to do next year: taking pictures in RAW format and learning how to use Light Room. It will be a steep learning curve, but what is life if you don’t take risks and set up goals.

    Keeping 20 to 25 excellent pictures out of 100 is a great batting average. Professional photographers do it all the time, so why shouldn’t we, mere mortals.

    You are a gifted woman in many ways, and make a lot of people happy with both your written and pictorial work. Hope next year is even better.



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