Thursday, July 18, 2013
Peanut is one the characteristic crops of this arrid area. To make this drink peanut is grounded, then sugar, water and vanilla extract are added.
We had this drink at the fork that takes you to Asuncion Mita or Agua Blanca coming from Jutiapa.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Answer: Koyow. My interpretation a poor man's avocado. Similar look (more primitive), similar consistency (less smooth), taste mmm (bla). He gave it to me, said have it and advice me to eat it with lime and chile de Cobán (kind of cayenne pepper).
I had never seen this fruit that was presented to us as a Salvadorean fruit, sometimes refered as mamones.
No surprise, I started inquiring about it. It is sold peeled in a bag of about 6 talpas, seasoned with gorund pumkin seed, salt, powder chicken broth (I know) and lime. Q2.00 a bag (25 US cents)
Talking with our vendor she told us she opens the fruit with a knife because the public health office trains the vendors every year on sanitary measures and for her one is no to open them using her fingernails.
It has the consistency of an offspring of a grape that married a jocote!! Big seed in the middle and juicy but more meaty.
Friday, July 5, 2013
If your teenager son comes back with an unbelievable story you might say "Porfavor! No me des atol con el dedo."
This atol in the picture is breakfast in Fray Bartolome de las Casas, Alta Verapaz. It was mystery Atol until we asked what it was. She said it was plantain atol, milk based. I couldn't not tell the plantain, I think she was trying to give us Atol con el dedo!!!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
This is the "refresqueria" we stopped to eat pupusas and fruit drinks "liquados".
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The restaurant is prime spot and the food is good, the facilities I give them a 5 on a hostel scale. I am still to find a good not expensive place to stay in Rio Dulce when having to stay for work.