Food in Ecuador

You've likely heard of chicha - the chew-and-spit alcoholic drink made in Ecuador's amazon region. Here's what you need to know about Ecuadorian chicha. Image copyright In this post, you'll learn about Ecuadorian chicha - but first, here's what's involved in making it. Please remember to keep an open mind. This is an important [...]

How to Eat Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit (Video)

Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

Have you ever eaten prickly pear (genus opuntia) cactus fruit? I never knew cactus plants produced edible fruit until we moved to Ecuador. The only cactus plants I had ever seen in Canada were in little pots, growing indoors. When researching this post I found out that some prickly pear cactus do grow in Canada, [...]

Sweet Granadilla Fruit In Ecuador

Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

We've tried many new fruits over the past 5 years, and the sweet granadilla is one of our favorites. You may also enjoy reading about dragon fruit and guaba (the ice cream bean) fruit. It's really fun to try new foods, especially fruit you've never seen or heard of before. You don't know what it's going [...]

How to Have Figs at Home: Dulce de Higos

Living in Ecuador

Over the past few months, we've been talking about figs in Ecuador. There are higos con queso (figs with cheese), fig empanadas and even fig chocolate bars. A few months ago we found preserved figs at Supermaxi. They come in a small 550g container and are amazing. I didn't realize that they were mass produced. I naively thought [...]

Finding Organic Food in Ecuador

Ecuador Food, Living in Ecuador

A reader recently asked about finding organic food in Ecuador. "My wife and I and our 2 year old son are considering a move to either Cuenca or Antigua, Guatemala. One thing that is very important to us is the availability of organic food. We were excited to find that Cuenca had a market called [...]

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