Saucy Ketchup

 I just went horseback riding! it felt so good to be on a horse again~ the saddle was super old and the horse super beautiful. I rode Caramello. It was just an hour – perfect for me and only $8. And it was perfect for Taylor, my airbnb guest and I. We rode from town back here and all around and Tiko joined us and herded the 3 horses for the last 20 minutes. He had so much fun and felt like he had a job. It was so great and even the horse guide smiled so much when we stopped at the gate to get Tiko. And as we rode under an orange tree he reached up and picked an orange off a tree for each of us.


Recipe of the Day – Raw Ketchupimage


1 c. fresh tomatoes
1 c. dried tomatoes (either sun-dried, or dry them in your dehydrator for 12 hours at 104 degrees

1clove garlic

1/4 c. raw honey
1 T. Bragg’s Amino Acids
1/4 inch piece tamarind (optional – you could add 1 T raisins)
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. onion powder
Directions: Blend to a paste. Options- add olive oil, basil, lemon, onion, dates, basil, pepper, lemon. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Word of the Day – salsa de tomate

Tip of the Day – The ketchup they make here is super sweet. Honestly, the mainstay of Ecuador seems to be mayonnaise, as a condiment. Better to make your own, seriously.

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