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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


2014, A Good Year!

December 30th, 2014                                   
The year at Rancho Las Brisas started off fairly busy in the high season, tapered off in the spring, strangely picked up in the summer then died off until December. All in all can’t complain as we’re off the beaten track and just starting to be known.
January: Lassie’s pups were weaned and went to good homes, except for Hachie whom I kept.
February: Car died leaving the lawyers one day but only 1/2 a block from a stop for bus #102 to La Libertad. Cheap repair, cheap ride home so not bad at all.
March: My wedding on the beach, Playa San Diego, La Libertad, El Salvador.
              My new stepdaughter’s birthday.
April: An old friend from Antigua, Brian, visits on his way from Canada to Antigua, a bed is added to the dorm, Camila’s 4th birthday.
May: Josefina’s Church group on a day trip to Rancho Las Brisas.
June: Refurbished the carton and got a bike for Nataly.
July: Nataly takes a flower arrangement to school for sports day.
August: Werner from GETS Solar stopped in during his search for property to move his business to El Salvador, he will be providing Rancho Las Brisas with some solar options for our green energy policy. Family from the US spent the night.
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September: Opened La Pupuseria Josefina and added a bed in the Gardner’s cottage.
October: Our taxi man got a new (to him) caban double pickup.
November: Went to the cemetery on the Day of the Dead to Spruce up mother’s grave and pay the yearly $1.00 maintance fee. Went on trip school as parent helper to Atlantis water park.
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Josefina’s birthday, feliz cumpleaños
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December: New grill for the pupuseria, Jessina birthday, Navidad/Christmas
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A pretty good year in my books.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Only 18 days to Christmas

Don't miss out on a quiet holiday vacation a liesurly stroll from the beach.

There is still time to book your holiday room at Rancho Las Brisas.

Free continental breakfast featuring El Salvadorian Oro coffee, fresh bread delivered daily, local fruit served.

Pupuseria Josefina open for supper during the holiday week also serving Oro coffee, Pilsner, Golden and Regia beer with assorted pan dulce for desert plus coconuts from our own trees.

Bus service to La Libertad every 1/2 hr is only 23cents.

Book now while there are still rooms left.

email: learnenglish.hawke7.gmail.com  or call (503) 7993-0811

Saturday, November 8, 2014

La Dia Nacional de las Pupusas

This Sunday Nov 9, 2014 is El Salvador's National Day of the Pupusa

Dia Nacional de la Pupusa

November 8th, 2014
El Salvador has legislated the Pupusa the national dish which, as with many other things, has it’s own national day:
The pupusas are the "national dish of El Salvador", because of their indigenous origin and popular acceptance, (y) in order to celebrate this culinary invention belonging to the culture of the Salvadoran people, declare yourself the second Sunday of the month November each year "National Day of pupusas"
Legislative Decree No. 655
This weekend La Pupuseria Josefina will be celebrating El Dia Nacional de las Pupusas!
If you’re in the area drop in Sat/Sun evenings Nov 8/9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, mention this blog post for a 10% discount.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Menu at La Pupuseria Josephina

Behind the scenes at Pupuseria Josefina

A Salvadorña marries busman7 and opens a Pupuseria at Rancho Las Brisas.

Pupusas Salvadoreña

October 10th, 2014
Todos La ´Pupusa no es egual – All Pupusas are not created equal
Big pupusa
Tenemos Pupusas para todos, ya sea, Vegano, Vegeterian, o te gusta la carne.
We have Pupusas for all, whether you are Vegan, Vegetarian, or love your meat.
En su difente variedades          – They come in many different varieties
Pupusa de Mora                        - The berry of a local plant added for spice
Pupusas de mora
Pupusa de Chipilin                    - A green similar to spinach
Pupusa de Chipilin a
Pupusa de Cochinito                 - Another green similar to spinach
Pupusa de Cochinito
Pupusa de Espinaca                 - Spinach
Pupusa de Espinaca
Pupusa de Cinantro y queso        - Similar to parsley with cheese
 Popusa de Cilantro y queso
Pupusa de Ayote                       - Central American pumpkin
Pupusa de Ayote
Pupusa de Loroco                     - An aromatic flower
Pupusa de Loroco
Pupusa de Frijol y Queso          - Beans & Cheese
Pupusa de frijol y Queso
Pupusa de Atún                        - Tuna
Pupusa de Atún a
Pupusa de Pescado                  - Fish of the day
Pupusa de Pescado
Pupusa de Camarón                 - Shrimp
Pupusa de Camarón
Pupusa de Pollo                        - Chicken
Pupusa de Pollo
Pupusa de Revueltas, Queso, Chicarron y Frijol - Mixed spices, Cheese, Pork, Beans
Pupusa de Chicharron y Revueltas
Pupusa Loca                              - A bit of Everything
Pupusa Loca 1
La famosa pupusas locas con todos los ingredientes
El queso pude ser avalido a todos y otra combinaciones a su gusto.
Cheese can be ordered with all and combinations to suit your taste.
Fabricada con masa preperada com maiz o masa de arroz.
Made with Corn or rice flour.
¡Todas muy deliciosas loso lo disfrutas en el salvador!
All are very delicious, enjoy your time in El Salvador!

Friday, September 12, 2014

We still have rooms left for the Independence Day weekend.


Friday, September 5, 2014

La Pupusarea Josefina de Rancho Las Brisas, located just outside our front gate, to ensure our guests privacy, is now open to the public Saturday, Sunday and holiday evenings.

Added menu items and beverages.

Pupusas made to order

Construction in progress
Cerveza national

Pan Dulce
My favourite cerveza

Cokes version of orange drink
Café Salvadoreño
Pupuseria Josefina
Outside the gate to ensure B&B guests privacy
Pan dulce
y coco tambien
Morning sales
Hot Coffee sweets
Ring for service