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By | 2018-02-14T02:17:45+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , |

Ishpingo aka 'canela amazonica' (Amazonian cinnamon) is the Ecuadorian cinnamon-like spice. One sniff and you're hooked. I discovered it in the produce market of Ibarra while looking for strange things. It is the flower part [...]


By | 2018-02-13T03:10:10+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

Almost every day I discover something new in Ecuador. For example nuts. 'Tocte' or 'nogal' ( Juglans neotropica) is the Andean walnut. The tree is growing at high altitudes, it's quite rare, heading slowly towards [...]

Ugly food?

By | 2018-02-06T03:17:44+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador, food|Tags: |

There are gazillions of photographers who can take beautiful food photos. I'll push it to the ugly side. They all taste better than they look, way better. Pitahaya aka Dragon fruit   [...]