Los Mercados de Cuenca

above mercado
Vibrant mercados are found throughout Cuenca – mercados de flores, jewelry, fruitas y verduras, organic produce, carne, pollo y pescado, herbs y espacias.
meat
I love going to el Mercado con mi Professora de Española, Maria Elena. She is health conscious and knows exactly where and how to buy the best produce, meets and herbs.
2 ladies

Today we toured the area with fresh herbs and spices and picked up Manzanita (chamomile for tea), lleve Louisa (lemon grass for tea) and some other greens that make tea for the health of the stomach.

Maria Elena and her students, Gwen and Haley buying manzanita for chamomile tea

Maria Elena and her students, Gwen and Haley buying manzanita for chamomile tea


She also pointed out the organic pollo (chicken) and how they cook and eat the entire chicken with all of the entrails and eggs. Nothing goes to waste.
Buy the entire chicken - legs and all

Buy the entire chicken – legs and all


YUP,  put it all in the pot and cook

YUP, put it all in the pot and cook


We bought fresh verduras (vegetables) to make sopa de samba (squash soup) por cina (for dinner).
mercado
Today's purchases

Today’s purchases

We enjoyed the delicious sopa de somba. Buen provechio!
sopa

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  1. Yep, looks like food was the focus here…bona-petite

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