A Digital Nomad’s Kitchen, Quito

For the benefit of those who wonder if I’m eating well. The answer is yes. Always. In this case, having a splendid roommate for the past few weeks who loved to cook –and who was insanely good at it– was quite the bonus, which made for this colorful morning still life.

Ecuador produces a bounty of fruits and vegetables, some of which are not usually seen outside the country. And unlike many other staples, most produce remains quite affordable, too. It’s not unusual to leave a small shop or market stand with a decent-sized multi-colored cornucopia for under $1.50. Sometimes even less. For now.

“At least corn is still cheap,” one restaurant owner in my neighborhood likes to remind me.

For the record: today’s Pic du Jour, the 449th straight, was taken in Quito, Ecuador, on 31-Mar-2015.

 

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  1. lisa says

    Have you visited the Santa Clara market? I’ve been there in the past to buy flowers, and across the street to buy dried stevia, guayusa, nuts, etc, but I’ve never walked through the produce area. There were huge cabbages – so huge that I pondered buying one just to admire its leaves and shape. There were fresh bundles of the many species that make ‘horchata’ etc etc. I was happy with the produce we get on the coast until now, and I realize how much is lacking.

    Buen provecho!
    (from Sto. Domingo – the detour to the coast was painfully slow and long last night. Am half way home…)

    1. Bob R says

      Not yet, I’ll try to catch Santa Clara this weekend.

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