Brazilian Coconut Shrimp Soup

I love making soup.  I always put at least one soup dish on the menu every week, and this one shows up regularly.  The kids have pronounced it “the best soup in the world” (though it shares that distinction with Chicken Tortilla Soup and Zuppa Toscana).  The ingredients are readily available, and the prep is quick and…

Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

  People in Cuenca are pretty reserved, but a lot of them are interested in talking with extrangeros (foreigners, literally “strangers”).  And all of the Cuencanos I’ve talked to have been extremely friendly and generous.  For example, a few days ago, while with some gringa friends, I met a little girl in the park.  To decrease the creepiness…