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“FRESH” in the USA is not the same as “FRESH” in Ecuador

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Bahia FoodstuffHave you ever wondered how the apples that you see in the grocery stores in the USA get to be so “glossy”?…I know I have. I grew up all over the world (father being in the service certainly helped), but I have NEVER seen such gloss, even after trying to polish them myself once. It only makes me wonder if the term “FRESH” means…”they look good”.

The reason that I am writing about this at this time is…the local fish, shrimp, langostino, vegetable, and fruit man just came by with all of those lovely items that are some of our staple diet in Ecuador. I bought truly “FRESH” sea-bass, shrimp, langostinos, and the many different fruits and vegetables that he had, along with some fresh empanadas that his wife made this morning. All of the fish was caught this morning and all the fruits and vegetables picked this morning, so I knew they were…”FRESH”. Here, you can buy these wonderful food stuffs for pennies on the dollar, for example…the sea bass cost me $2.00 per pound, the camerones (shrimp) cost $4.00 per pound but they were more like prawns, about 6 inches long, and the langostino cost me $5.00 per. The fruits and vegetables cost me $.25 cents per pound to $.50 cents per pound and he threw in 4 of his wife’s wonderful empanadas. I spent all of $40 for my entire weeks worth of food (3 meals per day)….how’s that for inexpensive and most certainly…”FRESH”!

Larry Pioli

“Come Live the Adventure that is…Vista Pacifica”

4 Responses for “FRESH” in the USA is not the same as “FRESH” in Ecuador

  1. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also the rest of the site is extremely good.

    • Thank you for your kind words and very happy you enjoyed reading it. If you have any questions on Ecuador, life here or even our development, do not hesitate to ask either through the site or on my email.

      Kind regards


  2. I’m going to make this and the Pineapple drink for Thanksgiving. All the food we’re making seems so heavy and thuhogt this would lighten it all up! Your website is lovely and will have to share this with my friends. Can’t wait to try the Turkey Empanadas the week after Thanksgiving! Where would I the empanada shells?

    • Nwabuko;

      Thank you for the kind words regarding our site. Please feel free to share it with your friends. Living in Ecuador is an adventure for sure…one that so many would probably love.
      Empanada shells can be bought in Ecuador at the Super-Maxi stores, Mi Commisariato stores and many local tiendas. I hope you find them and make those Turkey empanadas…be sure to save one for me….;-)

      Kind regards


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