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Monday, November 24, 2014

Seafood Paella and Fun Family Activities

Aloha Everyone,

J.J. is an excellent cook and he enjoys cooking. Since we've been visiting our son's family, he prepared several wonderful meals including paella.

Paella is a rice dish and comes in many varieties and cooking styles. It originated on the east coast of Spain, paella is widely regarded as the national dish of the country.

One branch of J.J.'s family traces it's root to Barcelona. I remember Lola Neba, his maternal grandmother was an excellent cook and used to prepare her signature dish of Albert Paella. The three best known types of paella are Valencia, seafood paella  and mixed paella. Olive oil is used in preparation of all types of Paellas.

Here is a salad I made:

Ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument which i am trying to learn to play. The one I purchased seems to be too large for my hand.  The small one is my daughter- in-law's which is easier to play. I received my first tutorial from my granddaughter.

J.J. and I purchased a geode from Carlsbad Caverns for our granddaughter. I think she had as much fun planning how to crack it as the end result itself.

Finally, Honu has a permit to park 3 consecutive days at a time. So happy to be reunited.

Aloha -- Cathi