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Hot Culture, Cold Culture

Do you know the difference between a hot culture and a cold culture? We invite you to listen to this cultural insight to find out! With much love, The Downings Friend we would love for you to click here and read about our mission!

Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash   Tigrillo is a wonderful and filling breakfast food! It is often served with chicharron (fried pork belly). Seven out of seven Downings love this delicious breakfast.      … Continue Reading “Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash”

Pan de Yuca

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019. Pan de yuca or cheese bread (this recipe is taken from a forthcoming cookbook from Our Mission Path) Produces 20-25 small yuca breads Some food is attached to good memories.  This was a favorite… Continue Reading “Pan de Yuca”

Cultural Insight: Cooking on Volcanic Rock

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. In today’s cultural insight podcast we explore the Ecuadorian tradition of cooking on volcanic rock. With much love, The Downings

Quinoa Soup With Beef

Quinoa soup with beef Serves: 8-10 people. Seven out of seven Downing family members enjoy this delicious soup. Ingredients 2 tbs butter 10 cups of water 4  minced garlic cloves 1 diced white onion 2 peeled and diced tomatoes 1 tsp of ground achiote… Continue Reading “Quinoa Soup With Beef”

Níspero Chicken

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2020. Níspero Chicken Servings: 2 Preparation: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 6 large ripe Nísperos, peeled with seeds removed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup brown… Continue Reading “Níspero Chicken”

When Was The Church Built?

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. Have you ever thought about what the Church is? Who established it? When was it established? Today’s podcast is about when the Church was built. When Was the Church Built? The last text cited… Continue Reading “When Was The Church Built?”

Be The Donkey! ¡Sé el burro!

Friends, this post was first published in March of 2018. Today is Palm Sunday. We have always loved this time of year. In the United States typically children would be employed to wave palm branches at the beginning of the service. Here in Ecuador,… Continue Reading “Be The Donkey! ¡Sé el burro!”

Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. A while back we spoke about understanding Culture through language (you can listen to that podcast by clicking here). Today we invite you to begin understanding Ecuador through food. Today’s podcast begins a Saturday… Continue Reading “Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)”

Blood Sport

Sometimes cultural differences are uncomfortable. Today we discuss a common blood sport in Ecuador. (This is a throwback podcast. It was originally published in June 2019.) Love, The Downings

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