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Happy National Ceviche Day

In case you were doubting that Peruvians love food, today is National Ceviche Day. The odd thing is that we celebrate it during winter (at least in the capital). Español aquí.

ceviche peruano

Since 2008, this special day reminds us to eat responsibly caught and farmed fish throughout Peru and the world. Lovely days…

Here is a recipe for ceviche.
Here are some places you can eat ceviche in Lima.
And here are some places you can eat ceviche in NYC.

On World Environment Day

Last month I was really worried about how to recycle an energy-saving bulb. It happened when I got my first led bulb and the salesman told me how traditional bulbs contain mercury and they need to be disposed of properly. I was so worried that I called the Ministry of Environment of Peru. A nice man told me he’d find out where I could recycle them and call me back. It’s June and I’m still waiting. After also calling several environmentally friendly town halls, I found out that my own town is the only one with ‘electrical and electronic device’ disposal bins (RAEE in Spanish). I victoriously recycled my light bulb and my shoe box. Español aquí.

Today is World Environment Day. What are you doing for your environment? We don’t have to change the world today, although that is the goal. Start small. I try to reduce my garbage disposal. Less paper and bags. It’s all about sustainability. I learned this word when I worked in the mining industry and it’s really grown on me. Just like businesses must be sustainable, how about we make our environment sustainable too?

If you are in Lima, here is a list of things you can recycle and where you can drop them off in San Isidro. If you live in San Isidro, sign up so that they can pick up your recyclables once a week (for free). If you are outside of Lima, wouldn’t it be nice to talk with your neighbors about how you can manage your waste better? And if you are just hungry, don’t despair, this week’s recipe post is coming soon.

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Domestic oil
  • Tetrapacks
  • Electrical and electronic devices
  • Batteries

Peruvian national potato day

Hello friendlies. How are you? I hope you had a lovely weekend. I must confess that due to a personal side project and managing my new job, this week’s post will not have a recipe. However, this week has a very special date and that is National Potato Day (in Peru). While the official date to commemorate this amazing starchy, tuberous crop is on May 30th, I say we celebrate all week long. Español aquí.

The cutie in this photo is a huayro potato. In case you want some ideas for how to eat potatoes this week, here are two recipes to inspire you. Have a lovely week!

Peruvian Stuffed Causa Homemade Mashed potatoes

Ten places to eat delicious in May (and help with education) | Video

Hello friends. At 31 years old, I’m going to be… an aunt. As I shared in this week’s video recipe, my sister is going to be a mom for the first time. You don’t know how happy this makes me. At the same time, I think a lot about how I’m going to help my nephew to grow. I know that education will be his best gift. Since I have been making gifts for children, I have been choosing books. Now that I know that out of every 10 Peruvian children, only 5 understand what they read, I won’t stop. Español aquí.

That is why I wanted to take a lil bit of time to tell you about the “Aprendamos Juntos” program, which is supported by the “Fundación Custer” and their campaign “Una causa por la educación”. The campaign name has quite a cute pun in Spanish. “Aprendamos Juntos” is an initiative that provides educational therapies for children in 1st and 2nd grade, coursing in schools that are vulnerable to learning problems and are located in places such as Comas, Ventanilla, San Juan de Lurigancho, among others. Click here to read more about them. In summary, they strengthen children’s learning capabilities with psychologists, involving their teachers and their parents.

But what about the food? Here is where I tell you that these ten restaurants – which are already quite well known and respected in Lima – have pledged a percentage of their profits in May towards the program. Because I know we all love to eat good food, I hope you can keep them in your radar and join us in this good cause. I also plan to collaborate (with my humble salary) and I will be sharing pictures of the restaurants I visited through my social networks. And you, do you know where you want to go?

1. ámaZ

2. Mangos

3. Cala

4. La Bonbonniere

5. Punta Sal

6. La Huaca Pucllana

7. Cuarto y Mitad

8. Charlotte

9.Popular de aquí y de allá

10. Costanera 700

Happy Labor Day

Hello friends! Happy Labor day! Because today is Labor Day in Peru. I’m also taking a small break to get over a small cold, so our weekly recipe will come around a lil’ bit late. I’m still so very happy with your visit. I wish you a stellar start of the week! I’ll see you soon! Español aquí.