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
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)
- 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.
Flickr.com is my Goto application for storage and community. I have been a member for 14 years and have made friends around the world. I believe the power of Flickr is the community. Below is a 1 minute video of some of my photos but more importantly it reflects the choices of my flickr friends.
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)
Question: What do you get when you combine a specialty lamb with a great cook. Answer: Dozens of nutritious and delicious meals.
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.
This Friday, March 9th, come help us celebrate!
It is a joyful food celebration of Manhattan, New York and it is taking place in a 100-year-old building where you can order a Manhattan while listening to recordings by Frank Sinatra singing New York, New York. Enjoy your drink with a toasted bialy, smoked salmon, a sour pickle, and a slice of cheddar cheese. For dessert, there is…you guessed it, New York cheesecake and chocolate of course.
Come help us celebrate Manhattan Day In Cuenca, March 9th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at La Guarida( Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta)
The following vendors will be there:
- Artesana Bakery – Bialys, Challah, Sourdough Bread
- Productos Terranova – Smoked Salmon, Scallops, Shrimp
- Leshamer – Israeli Products – Sour Pickles
- King Smokehouse – Bacon, Spareribs
- Amadeo Chocolates-
- Double D Delights – Cheesecakes, Bagels, Black & Whites
- Cecilia Aged Cheeses
Raffles for free products from the 7 vendors and the ultimate trivia question for a Salmon Dinner for 2