Full Disclosure. Sharon McIntosh besides being my wife is a talented quilter and for The Bumba Bazaar she has made beautiful pillow cases.
Did you know that each person can benefit from having their own special pillowcase? This week, I made one dozen pillowcases in a variety of prints for your pleasure. Each is made from100% cotton (US quality cotton) in a variety of bright patterns and colors? These are completely washable. Cold water is best to keep the colors bright. Toss them in the dryer.
There is no need to have your special pillowcase match the sheets or the room decor because it is as individual as you are. You will feel great each time you snuggle into bed with your very own unique pillowcase.
They are for sale at the Bumba Bazaar
Make your dreams sweeter.
come pick a favorite one for yourself or a grandchild.
Cost is $18.50. A percentage of each sale goes to benefit Cuenca Mujeres Con Exito.
Sewed with a dedication to excellence by Sharon McIntosh
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
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.