15 Oct 2008

A walk by the riverside and Fried quince pastries

Walk by the riverside


I spent a fabulous week with my parents and one of their favorite places was Tigre a beautiful and green city localized on Tigre’s bank on Parana’s river Delta. I want to share with you our walked by the riverside and the adorable place who is Tigre, showing some information and

photos. I hope you enjoy this sight seen as we enjoyed.

Parana River delta

The Delta of Parana is the fifth greatest one of the world, that begins in the Diamante Port in the province of Entre Rios (in its neighborhoods is the National Park Pre-Delta) and continues towards the Southeast up until Rio de la Plata, reason why is the only one that ends its course in sweet water Its great extension divides it in sections, the locality of Tigre is the first and most developed touristic section (the second section belongs to the delta of San Fernando declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO). It is thus, that the Tigre’s River Station, located on the river of the same name, at north of the province of Buenos Aires

delta tigre paseo

The City of Tigre is a destination neither foreigners nor local people should miss. But beyond all activities, its main attraction is the Fruit Market, a different, almost magical world. The central docks concentrate the grocer's boats, which supply the inhabitants of the islands with the most varied products.

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In the last harbor, the timbering boats full of poplar and willow logs from the forested islands of the Delta are unloaded.

The port of Tigre lodges the open market with streets full of the colors of rustic fabric, furniture and accessories made in cane and willow, delicious jams and honey, brilliant flowers, and of course, all the variety of native fruit co-existing in absolute harmony.

You also can found regional food in many restaurants in the riverside or around the city who offer typical Argentine dishes and grilled river fishes and wonderful bakeries too. We bought some fried pastries filled with quince jam knew as Pastelitos dulces

delta tigre padaria

Fried Quince Pastries (or quince turnovers)

They are a frequent company for the cooked mate of the evening or for the brewed mate. They are made in several ways and with different kinds of dough.

Today you can make them with puff pastry that you can buy in the stores. Cut in big squares, some 8 cm. each side. For each pastelito you will use two squares of dough, in one of them you will place a little cube of sweet potato jelly or quince jelly.

You have to cover this sastequare with the other one, seeing that the corners of the botto

m square do not coincide with those of the top one, so that you make an eight pointed star. You must moisten the part around the cube of jelly with salty water in order to stick the dough’s, pressing with your fingers to mark the cube. They are fried in abundant lard and then sprinkled with sugar or light syrup


Anastasia said...

Mi inglés no es muy bueno, pero he visto la foto de los pastelitos dulces y solo quería comentar que están buenísimos!!! :-)

Dee said...

Your photos just blew me away! Wow.

Manggy said...

Beautiful pics Sylvia! I would love to go to such a place!! :)

Ivy said...

I am glad you are back. Missed your lovely posts. Thanks for sharing those lovely photos with us. It looks like a very beautiful place to visit.

Anonymous said...

How lovely! Thanks for sharing these with us. Glad you had a good visit.


Mallory Elise said...

that is such a beautiful boat! your photos are phenomenal!

i've heard the word quince here and there in the shadows, but have never tried one. maybe it's time.


Lori Lynn said...

How absolutely lovely Sylvia. What a great place to visit with your parents. Your photos are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing them. I especially like the wooden boats.

And that quince pastry looks mighty tasty too!

Glau said...

Sylvia, lindas suas fotos! bjos

Andréa said...

Show de fotos, hein? Não estive lá qdo fui em Buenos Aires, mas na próxima com certeza, já está nos planos.
Ah, tem um presente prá vc lá no meu blog...

Laurie said...

The pictures are gorgeous.. and those quince pastries look so divinely flaky and luscious!

Sweet Bird said...

You're an amazing photographer - such wonderful ability! I've always wanted to try quince but haven't yet. Those pastries make me jealous!

Ginny said...

Gorgeous!!!! You've just made me so excited. My boyfriend and I will be in Buenos Aires over Christmas visiting his family. I can't wait and your photos made me even more excited!!! :)

tasteofbeirut said...

These guava-filled pastries are made just like an Arabic pastry called Kool wshkoor (meaning : Eat and be grateful) ; they are lovely as are your photos throughout.