Bumba Bazaar April 28th

Saturday April 28th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Take a stroll on the Tomebamba River this Saturday and stop at The Bumba Bazaar and Fair.

14 vendors selling:

Fish
Bakery Goods
Aged Cheese
Goat Cheese
Smoked Provolone
Franco Organico Coffee and Peanuts
King Smokehouse Bacon
Little Pie Factory
Jewelry
Leather Goods
Blueberries
Natural Honey

Amedeo Chocolates

Mediterranean Products

Bumba Restaurant is located on 3 de Noviembre next to the old Sofy’s location

lennycharnoff@gmail.com
099 122 1238
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Salmon, Scallops, Lamb And Duck

Tomorrow fresh 2 day out of the water Salmon arrives 4/18 in Cuenca. Reserve your big fillet.

Bigger Bay scallops also arrives 4/18.

Leg of Lamb is on sale

Whole Duck and Duck Legs are now stock items.

Reminder for the Gran Feria at Tutto Matto on 4/21 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm

Alexa – An update

It’s been almost 2 years since I purchased the Amazon Alexa enabled voice devices. The Echo is a cylindrical device with a fairly decent speaker. The dot is the size of a hockey puck that for really good music playback needs to be connected to a bluetooth speaker.

The reason I am writing this post is that a friend asked me what do I use  the Alexa devices in my daily life. I pondered for a minute and thought two years ago I used it for:

  • Amazon Music
  • News (NPR, BBC)
  • Weather
  • Spelling
  • Timers
  • Recipes
  • Find out what’s new on Netflix

Today, the novelty has worn off and I primarily use the devices for music and timers. I do believe that Alexa will blossom in homes with digital appliances (i.e thermostats, security systems, lights etc) will benefit from Alexa enabled devices. You can read more here 

If you’re an Amazon prime customer and an audiophile then Alexa enabled devices are for you. If you’re not- buy a better smartphone.

Paiche Lunch At Sunrise Cafe

Saturday March 31st Orlando will be cooking his special Paiche Lunch at Sunrise Cafe – 11:00 -3:00 pm.

He prepares the Paiche with his special sauce and caramelized onions. A meal not to be missed. Last time he prepared 34 lunches.

I will be there with a special Paiche Sale. Take $1 off every portion of paiche. Buy six at the special price and get 1 free (while supplies last)

 

Are You A Lamb Lover?

Question: What do you get when you combine a specialty lamb with a great cook. Answer: Dozens of nutritious and delicious meals.

Background:

When I was a child growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950’s my mother would serve ground lamb or lamb chops once every two months. I grew up in the projects and as soon as I got off the elevator I knew my mother was cooking lamb. The strong gamy, pungent smell hit my nose way before the kitchen. The lamb was tough and the smell of the lamb (I really think it was mutton) was not my favorite meal. As an adult I rarely ate lamb at home or in a restaurant.

Circa 2018:

As the Cuenca Distributor of Productos Terranova I have access to Sushi Quality Salmon, Paiche, Organic Shrimp and Fresh Rainbow Trout. I was hesitant to sample the new Dorper Lamb.

Dorper Lamb:

The South African Lamb is raised organically in Ecuador. The animal is slaughtered shortly after weaning and does not have the wool of other sheep breeds. The fat content is lower and there is a complete lack of the pungent lamb odor in the kitchen. The lamb is very tasty and extremely tender. I am eating lamb 5- 6 times a month.

You can order the lamb in the following cuts:

  • Ground Lamb – 500 gram/1 kilo pkgs.
  • Lamb Sausages – 10 sausages to a pkg.
  • Lamb Chops – 4 Chops to a pkg
  • Leg of Lamb – typically 6 lb leg

Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers With Dorper Lamb. Total Cost for a meal for 2  $6

*** The picture below represents two servings***

  • Lamb – $3.75
  • Peppers, Vegetable And Spices $2.25

Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 medium bell peppers
  • 1lb extra lean lamb
  • 1/2 cup small onion, minced
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon pepper
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2teaspoon turmeric
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle or similar hot spice
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

2  oz plain yogurt

1tablespoon fresh lemon juice

4ounces feta cheese, crumbled (I used a local aged goat cheese)

2t ablespoons grated parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

Preheat over 350 degrees.  Cut the tops out of the bell peppers and remove any seeds or membranes. I cut them in half for this recipe.

Blanch peppers for 3-5 minutes in salted boiling water, or you may place these in a microwave-safe pan, add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes on high until softened. This cooks the peppers so the meal is complete with very little oven time.     

 

Bumba 4th Artesan Bazaar

Saturday March . 24th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Take a stroll on the Tomebamba River this Saturday and stop at The Bumba Bazaar and Fair.

14 vendors selling:

Fish
Bakery Goods
Aged Cheese
Goat Cheese
Smoked Provolone
Franco Organico Coffee and Peanuts
King Smokehouse Bacon
Little Pie Factory
Jewelry
Leather Goods
Blueberries
Spices

**** Our two newest vendors.

  • Nintai Catering- Ceviche & Sushi

  • Amedeo Chocolates – World class chocolate products

Bumba Restaurant is located on 3 de Noviembre next to the old Sofy’s location

lennycharnoff@gmail.com
099 122 1238