One day a friend local native here was shopping in Chordeleg a little local town near Cuenca where we live.
Chordeleg is known for its hand made pottery and earthenware pots and pans and tortilla makers. In the marketplace I have often seen them use them for cooking but still it did not occur we can cook in it as well. Go figure that one..... dumb hey!
One of my local friends was shopping at one of these shops in Chordeleg and a native woman and man walked in an bought some of these earthenware pots, so my friend who is also an Ecuadorian asked them what would you use them for ? lady answered looking really surprised " cooking of course" came the answer.
Fascinated by the answer she also bought one pot and brought it home. First thing she tried was cooking rice .... I have had struggle with cooking rice here in Cuenca as it is at a 8000 feet elevation in the Andes. I must say my all issues in making rice that day dissolved and rice came out picture perfect.
I was so fascinated and encouraged with the results that I cooked our lunch in two of these and here are the pictures for your indulgence.
I found summer round squash first time since I have been in Cuenca so I was excited to try it and I must say it cuts like butter soft and I made spiced rice all cooking was done in Extra virgin Cold pressed Coconut oil from Vilcabamba.
Here we go the pictures are worth thousand words !
Do give it a try you won't regret !
Your Partner in Total Health signing off until next time!