Hello! and Nispero Jam!

My first post! My name is Dorothy Delaney and this is my new blog about food, recipes, being a North American in Ecuador, relationships, language barriers, more food, and the joys and pitfalls of every day life as a transplant!

I’m really excited to share everything I learn with you guys. I’m a veggie-based girl (not strictly) who is lactose intolerant, doesn’t like judgy people or clingy men, and LOVES chocolate. I’m always on the lookout for a great recipe. So, whether it’s foraging for my own ingredients, growing new things in my garden, or just trying to find the perfect bite of food, I’m your girl. Tiko, my puppy and I, will write as often as we can.

Did I mention that I’m in freaking Ecuador?! Incredible! I moved here eight months ago and have been trying to learn Spanish, build a house, and learn to cook in an Horno (outdoor adobe oven). I’ll try to keep you apprised of all my successes and failures, gripes and praises as I learn to be present and ROMAINE CALM!!

Recipe of the Day:  Nispero Jam (Knee-Sparrow Jam)


30 loquats (like cumquats, but sweeter-Nisperos)

1/4 c. honey

1 T. chia seeds

Choose the sweet, orange Nisperos. Cut or chew off the end of each, and take out the seeds. Put in the food processor, add the chia and honey to taste, or Stevia! And chill!

Spanish Word of the Day:  tranquilo = calm, chill, tranquil

Tip of the Day – You don’t have to go to the market for these. Come and I will give them to you from the wilds of the land!

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2 thoughts on “Hello! and Nispero Jam!

  1. Great wordpress blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care

    1. Thank you so much for the compliment! You made my whole day! Keep checking back in for new entries and recipes! I’ll keep the stories coming!

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