first_imgBABY SOPHIE CONDRONThe sudden death has taken place of baby Sophie Condron, Infant daughter of Niamh Condron (Carlow) and Ryan Grant 22 Burwood, Buncrana. removal from Chapel of rest Letterkenny Hospital at 6 p.m. this evening (Sat) going to her home, funeral from there on Monday at 10.15 a.m. going to St Mary’s Church Cockhill for 11 O’Clock requiem mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11 p.m. until 10 a.m.KITTY MCMENAMIN The death has taken place at the Lake House Nursing Home, Portnablagh of Kitty Mc Menamin, Falcarragh. Removal from the Lake House today at 6pm going to her home. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh, followed by burial in Glenfin cemetery. The house is private please from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.JOHN MCNULTYThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of John McNulty, Knockafaugher, Dunfanaghy.His remains will repose at his late residence from 4.30pm today, Saturday. Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough on Monday at 11am, followed by burial in Doe cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am.MAISIE MCCAFFREY The death has taken place at the Ramelton Nursing Unit of Maisie Mc Caffrey, Main Street, Milford.Removal from the Ramelton Nursing Unit tomorrow, Sunday, at 3pm to St. Peter’s Church Milford to repose overnight. Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday, followed by interment in Milford Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Funeral arrangements by:McElwee Funeral Directors (NAFD)(IAFD)(BIE)Milford, Letterkenny, DonegalTel.: 074-9153304 / Mobile 086-2534480 Email: alphonsusmcelwee@eircom.netKATHLEEN RUSSELLThe death has taken place of Kathleen Russell, Rahan, Letterkenny, mother and mother-in-law of Sammy and Hillary Russell, Carnamuggagh. Reposing at the residence of her grandson, Mervin Russell, Stranlongford, Drumkeen. Funeral service tomorrow, Sunday, at 2.30pm in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Letterkenny, with burial afterwards in Gortlee Cemetery.  Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St. Joseph’s Hospital Comfort Fund, c/o Con McDaid and Sons Funeral Directors, Oldtown, Letterkenny, or any family member.CHARLES MCGOWANThe death has occurred of Charles McGowan Killybegs. Reposing at his late residence at 8pm. Removal on Sunday at 10.30am to the Church of Saints Joseph and Conal in Bruckless, for Requiem Mass at 11am.  Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Killybegs. MARGARET DOHERTYThe death has taken place at her residence of Margaret Doherty, Billy, late of Ballamena, Glengad. Funeral from there on Sunday at 9.45am for Mass at 10.30am in St Patricks Church, Aughaclay with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.JOHN P WARDThe death has taken place at his late residence of John P Ward, Solicitor, Drumcliff, Donegal Town. Removal from there on Sunday at 12.30pm for Funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church, KIllymard at 1pm with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. House private. CHARLIE BONNERThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Charlie Bonner, 610 New Houses, Killea, Carrigans. Remains reposing at his home. His remains will leave his late residence on Sunday at 10.30am going to All Saints Church, Netwowncunningham for funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm – 11am.SALLY MCFADDENThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Sally McFadden, 428, Colehill, Newtowncunningham. Remains are reposing at her home. Funeral mass in All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham on Sunday afternoon at 1pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Donegal Hospice c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny. House private please from 11pm to 11am.WILLIE PEOPLESThe death has taken place in his 90th year at his late residence of William ‘Willie’ Peoples, Trentaboy, Drumkeen. Funeral from there on Monday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, c/o any family member.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012APRIL 21DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAYlast_img read more

Vigorones A street food delight in Puntarenas

first_imgNo related posts. From perfectly cooked garlic shrimp, to oysters, to whole grilled fish, Puntarenas has no shortage of maritime cuisine. You’d expect as much from the capital city of the province with the most coastline, but there’s another land-based dish that’s emblematic to El Puerto: vigorones. It’s almost like an ice cream cone of banana leaves filled with yuca, pork, cabbage and chimichurri.Dozens of carts line city streets and the beach in Puntarenas offering this local dish. Some heavily transited areas have clusters of older women advertising vigorones. One of them, Grace “Chinita” Gomez, has been selling vigorones in Puntarenas for nearly 30 years. Alexander Villegas / The Tico TimesAside from the typical list of ingredients, Grace says the key is to add both yellow and purple onions, vinegar, salt and sugar to the chimichurri. On top of that, she likes to add a special dose of love and care to her vigorones. We couldn’t taste the love, but we did love the blend of textures and tastes this dish offers.It’s served on a plate, which is easier to eat, or you can have the full experience and have all the ingredients funneled into a cone of banana leaves. You’ll probably need a plastic bag if you chose the latter, because things get a bit messy, especially when you start digging into this pile of crunchy refreshing goodness. Alexander Villegas / The Tico TimesThe dish, including the pork, is served cold, which is perfect for hot beach days. A bed of cold cabbage lines the bottom followed by boiled yuca. This root vegetable is soft and starchy, giving a nice neutral and absorbing balance to this dish. Then comes the pork. You can pick pork belly, pork rinds or both. Alexander Villegas / The Tico TimesWe recommend both, of course.The pork belly adds the goodness all meat does, and the rinds give the vigorón a nice crisp crunch, like pork nachos. To top it off, you got a nice dollop of limey chimichurri.Now you’re ready to take your beautiful bag of vigorón on a romantic sunset walk along the beach. Like most summer loves, it’s over way too quick, and you’re left with nothing but a soggy bag of limey memories.Luckily, chances are you’re only a few meters away from the next vigorón cart.As with gallo pinto, there’s a longstanding and fierce debate about whether this dish is traditionally Costa Rican or Nicaraguan. Regardless of its origins, it’s something the people of Puntarenas have come to strongly identify as a food that represents them and their port city. Facebook Commentslast_img read more