Listening to the guests and owners of the Raw Food Retreat talk about the inability to get a hot shower, i was assured I still am not alone in Ecuador whenever the water pressure is low. Their solutions were the same. With a calefon (hot water heater affixed to the wall), once you find the correct setting, leave it and never let anyone touch it. (I have a sign on mine.) Then, after you know there is gas in the propane tank and a healthy battery, do either or both of these. Turn the water off and on, off and on, until it becomes hot. Or, turn on all the faucets in the house to get the pressure up. Haven’t tried that one yet.
2 huge handfuls chopped spinach
1 T. Coconut oil
2 c. Baby mushrooms, washed and chopped
1 medium red bell pepper
1 1/2 c. Nut/seed or cheddar cheese
1 c. Almond or other sour cream
2 T. snipped fresh chives
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 c. finely ground almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
Lightly grease slow cooker with oil. Chop the spinach, onions and mushrooms
Heat 1 T. Oil over medium heat, and saute pepper and mushrooms together until fragrant, about 4 minutes
Mix together eggs, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add grated cheese and chives and mix to combine
In a small bowl, combine almond flour and baking soda. Fold into the egg mixture
Add the vegetables in the eggs mixture and pour into the slow cooker
Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or low for 4-5.
Word of the Day – precion – pressure
Tip of the Day – I have full disclosure to my guests: that the water in the big house is heated by solar panels. Thus, the heat is supplied by the sun. If there hasn’t been sun for three days, the water may not get hot. In the casita, the water is heated by calefon. If there hasn’t been enough rain to supply pressure to heat to move the calefon, there my not be hot water. We’ve been lucky to have hot showere most of the year.
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