Tetelque

Tetelque is that weird feeling between your tongue and your teeth when you eat unripe fruit or spinach. It's a cool Salvadoran word, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this blog, other than the occasional picture of mamones, which kind of invoke the feeling of tetelque.

My name is Christina. I live in El Salvador. (It's kind of a long story.) I'll probably write about that a lot. This blog was originally meant for my family in the States, so they could keep track of my adventures over here, but I'm pretty sure they've never read it. So instead, I dedicate this to you, whoever you may be.



Interrogatives   Declaratives
Wow, this mango lollipop is not fooling around. This is the first time I’ve ever had a hard candy that tasted exactly like the real thing. I thought you should know.

Wow, this mango lollipop is not fooling around. This is the first time I’ve ever had a hard candy that tasted exactly like the real thing. I thought you should know.

Pastelitos. I really love these things.

Pastelitos. I really love these things.

Feliz Día de la Independencia!!

Feliz Día de la Independencia!!

Té de zacate de limón

Té de zacate de limón

Empanada de leche

Empanada de leche

Tamales de elote (my personal favorite)

Tamales de elote (my personal favorite)

Tortillas de maíz negro

Tortillas de maíz negro

Sincuya. My husband’s uncles regularly bring me these as kind of a joke, but I love them.

In honor of El Salvador’s independence day on Monday, I’ll be posting pictures of Salvadoran foods I see/eat over the weekend. Which I guess isn’t much of a departure from the stuff I usually post.

Pan dulce

Pan dulce

Snacktime

Snacktime

Anona season’s almost over…

Anona season’s almost over…

Anona

Anona

My husband climbed someone’s guayaba tree to steal this for me. That’s love, folks.

My husband climbed someone’s guayaba tree to steal this for me. That’s love, folks.