Finally, I found Cacao! I am so excited. I was going through some very serious withdrawals and they would get much worse as my mind would start panicking and thinking that I may not get any until someone came from the US to visit me or I went home to the US to visit!
Yesterday I made an Enchilada Soup with cacao, using the fresh chicken and corn from the Mercado. Now the fun really begins with many more dishes. Next I will remake the Aji Sauce by adding chocolate, as well as the Carne Colorada. Recipes to come soon!
Today we are touring the organic farm outside of Cotacachi and having lunch there. A few weeks ago, we obtained a couple of freshly smoked chickens from the farm and it was so very delicious.