Monday, June 8, 2009
Pineapple-Quince Jam ; )
2 weeks ago, I went to Valle de Guadalupe (Valle de Guadalupe is a wine region here in Baja California, near the city of Ensenada [or in Ensenada. I'm not pretty sure]) with some friends to celebrate another friend's birthday.
I'm not a wine-drinker, so I thought I wouldn't enjoy the trip as much as the others, but I was SO WRONG !
After having lunch, we headed to the most popular vineyard of the region, hah.
The place is kinda cool; there's a road is between the vineyards : ) and at the end of it, a store with tables on the outside.
The store is great...There are a lot of things to sample like cheeses and wine, but the best stuff to sample are their organic jams !
Here's a list of the flavors I remember:
And the others that I didn't sample because they ran out of bread slices:
Orange Tomato-Chiltepin Chili (WTF?)
I got the pineapple-quince without tasting it (since I did sampled the quince and coconut-pineapple jams, thought that it HAD to taste as good as those).
Fortunately, I was right.
It tastes great; not too sweet, and the consistency is a little chunky (pineapple chunks...ohh yeah...).
It's a pretty vegan friendly place; the vegetarian pizza they offer is cheeseless and I guess and hope for vegan wine lovers, that the only non-vegan wine is the honeywine.
They also have a wide variety of oils (olive, rice, peanut, sesame, chili-sesame, garlic olive, chili olive...), some vegan soaps, wheat-seaweed chicharrones (woohoo !), olives and other stuff that I know you wouldn't be interested in (mostly cheese products).
I hope that if you live near the Baja or plan to visit it, you have the oportunity to go to that vineyard (L.A. Cetto).
Mehh, I know that I can count my readers with the fingers of one of my hands and still have like 2 or 3 fingers left hahha : ( but still, I'll post another recipe soon ; ) !
And now, some babbling in spanish:
Un saludo a Annie (Vegan en México [Monterrey]) que ya llegó a su post #100 ; ) !
Esa fue una noticia buena, pero desgraciadamente, también hay una mala; internaron a su abuelita, así que les pido a los religiosos que anden rondando por ahí, que pidan porque se mejore y a los ateos, pues que mínimo le dejen un mensajito de apoyo en su blog, jeje.
No sé ustedes, pero yo me la he pasado de visita en visita a hospitales y clínicas por casos de 4 parientes distintos (mi abuelo, mi abuela y mis papás) y es bastante pesado y desgastante y siempre viene bien aunque sea un poquito de apoyo, por parte de otros familiares y de los amigos. Por eso le mando un abrazo virtualesco y espero que dicha situación mejore y que sea pronto ; ) !