I just drank some sort of cold, sweet, milky white beverage. It was really different but I recognized some aspect of the taste. I asked my host mom what it was and she said “avena” (which is a word I recognized but couldn’t quite place.)
She brought me some raw avena to show me, but it still didn’t click.I realized later that avena means oats, but her oats looked different from what I’m used to. I think my brain was associating the avena beverage with that weird cinnamon-milk rice that Mom used to make. Familia, do you know what I’m talking about? Does it have a name? It’s delicious.

5 thoughts on “Avena

  1. Jasmine Johnson August 18, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I don’t think it has a name bu it is delicious I remember eating it a lot when I was sick.


  2. Catherine August 19, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Horchata! Mmmmmm.


    • Jade August 19, 2016 / 7:12 am

      This didn’t taste like any horchata I’ve ever had! Or maybe it’s just been too long since I’ve had it and I forgot what it tastes like!


      • Catherine August 21, 2016 / 7:25 pm

        I think it’s made about the same way, except horchata is rice. My sister in law makes it with the oatmeal, too.


  3. Anna August 19, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Google says “Avena is a beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar consumed in South America.” Lololol but it definitely sounds great.


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