traditional food


How do you eat dark chocolate? Do you eat it slow, savoring each bite? Or maybe you like to gobble it down in a few bites (like me)? In this post, we learn how to actually taste chocolate. This is a new experience for me. (It's so hard not to chew it!)  For this test we have ... [Read more]


One of the things we miss from Canada, while living in Ecuador is Nova Scotia Fish and Chips.  The fish is usually haddock, fresh, sweet white meat.  And they serve it deep fried in a light crispy batter that's soooo good! Depending on where you eat it, sometimes the batter has beer or other secret ... [Read more]


Cows Ice Cream is one of our favorite treats while visiting back home in Canada.  It's said to be among the best ice cream in the world.  It is definitely among the best I've ever tasted! Readers Digest Magazine voted it the best ice cream in Canada! The branding that Cows has established is rather ... [Read more]


Things we miss: fish & chips One of the best things in Nova Scotia (in our opinion) is a basket of fish and chips on the Halifax Waterfront. Imagine the smell of salt air mixed with cotton candy and seafood. A couple of weeks ago some Ecuadorian friends cooked something similar to this - fish ... [Read more]

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We are a Canadian family that lived in Ecuador (South America) from 2009 to 2015. We cover expat hacks, language learning, earning abroad, and product reviews. Read about the best gear, places to live, and cost of living. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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