Articles by: Linda

Waiting for Manana

Waiting for Manana

After slogging through 2 1/2 years of broken promises, confusing explanations, delays and more delays, excuses, denials and the occasional blank stare, Gary and I are once again very close to final approval on our land project in Cotacachi.  Supposedly just two days away, as in this Friday. The municipality […]

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

I have to say that all this talk about a possible GMO invasion of Ecuador with President Correa’s blessing makes me very nervous.  Instead of just making sure my food is organic instead of chemical-laced, I may have to worry about what genetically modified oddities might be lurking inside my […]

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

While thumbing through an old spiral notebook I came upon a few sentences I’d scribbled about the Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park, which lies in the heart of the Amazon of Ecuador. Gary and I had met a couple from Florida in the Quito airport who raved about […]

Ecuador Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Several readers asked me to share my recipe for Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes after I mentioned them in a recent post.  So here it is. This is an old fashioned pancake recipe, adapted to Ecuadorian ingredients. I use quinoa flour, local brown cane sugar, raw milk,and the small, tart, delicious fresh […]

by February 12, 2013 2 comments Cotacachi Indigenous, Ecuadorian food

Early Morning Earthquake Felt in Cotacachi

Here I was enjoying a plate of blueberry-quinoa pancakes with Gary and Eliza, a friend from Vilcabamba, when things started to rock ‘n roll in Cotacachi around 9:15 this morning,shaking things up first in one direction and then another. Gary and I are back in Cotacachi after a long vacation […]

by February 9, 2013 6 comments Cotacachi, Ecuador, Ecuador News, Living in Ecuador