Flashback Friday July 14th

Ok, Flashback Friday is a day early. Last year at this time I discovered

Prisma – a fantastic photo editing app for IOS and Android

This is the link to last year’s review 

A year later Prisma has rave reviews and numerous awards. They have also added many more filters to an already stellar collection. Run, don’t walk to download Prisma to your phone or tablet. My only criticism is that you can’t enlarge any of the photos because of the low resolution. I would happily pay extra for a pro version that included high res printing.

What are your thoughts?

Paiche Lunch Saturday July 8th

Come for a fabulous Paiche Lunch at The Sunrise Cafe and then purchase the delicious white fish from the Amazon. Saturday special only $3.25 a portion (usually $4.75)

The usual suspects will also be available for purchase. Fresh Salmon, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout, Scallops and Organic Shrimp

Sunrise Cafe – Calle Larga y Benigno Malo 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Salmon, Scallops And Paiche

Eating salmon increases your cardiovascular health. Salmon contains high levels of the omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA.  When eaten two to three times per week, salmon can protect you from problems such as heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.

Scallops are the new power food. Scallops are more than 80 percent protein. One 3-ounce serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 95 calories. They’re also a good source of both magnesium and potassium.

Paiche a 6 oz. serving of Paiche contains the following nutrients

Calories 178 Sodium 1 mg
Total Fat 2 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 40 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

The usual suspects will also be available for purchase- Fresh Rainbow Trout, Organic Tilapia, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout and Organic Shrimp

You can find all of the above at the following locations this week

Monday 6/19  Bayou Cafe (Los Fresnos y Arirumba) 2:00 -3:30 pm

Tuesday 6/20 Sunrise Care (Calle Larga y Ben. Malo) 9:00 -1:00 pm

Saturday 6/24 Santa Canela (Calle Larga 3-82) 10:00 – 3:00 pm

 

 

Foodie Quiz

Put on your thinking caps because the winner gets a prize. What food has the following qualities

  • high in omega-3 fatty acid
  • rich in potassium
  • excellent source of Vitamin B-12
  • source of forgotten selenium

If you guessed Rainbow Trout then come on down to The Bayou Cafe (Los Fresnos y Arirumba) tomorrow May 29th  from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and ask me for your Rainbow Trout Surprise. Chef Sebastian will be cooking and the Rainbow Trout is on sale.

24 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

A great article by  that you can find here  Here are the ones I found especially interesting.

  • Duolingo – Learn another language
  • Khan Academy – A fantastic way through youtube to learn about interesting subjects.
  • MIT Open Courseware – free college courses online
  • Investopedia – the subject says it all
  • Quora – find experts to ask about almost anything
  • Geography IQ – select any country and access virtually every facet of useful information
  • TED – my favorite site on this list. Superb talks by interesting people from around the world.

 

Six Years In Ecuador

I have spent 1/12 of my life in Ecuador. It really does seem like yesterday that Sharon and I left our home in Oregon to begin this incredible adventure. Recently, I started thinking in Spanish.

Cuenca is a walking city and I average 2 miles a day. That would make a grand total of almost 4,400 miles of walking. That is about the distance from Cuenca, to Portland, Oregon.

I eat better now. I have Red Meat about once a month. My diet consists of mainly fish, chicken and the wonderful variety of fruits in Ecuador. Cherimoya, Pitahaya, Papaya, Maracuya are now in my diet every week.

The expat community which by my best guess numbers around 6000 is for the most part an interesting helpful conglomeration  of  people from all around the world. There is every kind of group you can think of in Cuenca. There are 4 different writing groups, all different kinds of craft groups. There are 3 major daily electronic periodicals and two different weekly/monthly traditionally published newspapers for the expat community. You can find a poker game on any day of the week. Six years ago Cuenca was a culinary wasteland. Today you can find excellent cuisine from all different parts of the world.

Are there shortcomings living in a foreign place? Yes, but they are becoming fewer as I become more conversational in Spanish and more accustomed to a life in a Latin Culture. Gracias Ecuador por seis años maravillosos.

Below are some random shots of Cuenca. Enjoy.