Let Them Eat Paella

March 27, 2017

Today, in recognition of National Paella Day. I was introduced to my first delectable plate of paella in 1972, while a student at Sacramento State University. It was in the Mission District of San Francisco, where you could share a plate for $7.00. Since then I have eaten many paellas and perfected my recipe, and introduced my family to Paella. But, none was as memorable as eating paella near Siruana, Spain. A little village in the Priorat región, Catalonia. First picture is a huge pan with a typical paella with rabbit. And the other huge pan was caracoles (snails) in butter, wine and herbs. This fed several villages, the tables were set-up with bottles of wine and bread. Siruana is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and trippiest!Strange because we saw less than 4 people in this village. Although we did find an empty bar open with a dread-lock wearing bartender. The last picture is a paella I made here in Boerne, for our bible-study group. This is the way I recall it was served in The Mission District in San Francisco. 


Paella Making in village near Catalonia.

Paella I Made for Bible Study Group

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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