It’s pretty white out there. And the snow continues to drift down.
Friday is paella day at a churrasqueira not all that far away. Still, it’s about 45 minutes or so there and back trudging through slush and ice and snow, but the paella is outrageously good—stuffed with chicken and sausage and shrimp, large and small, and squid and octopus and mussels and fake crab. So trudge, trudge, trudge, and trudge in my big coat and big snow boots to cart back this heavy prize with a hefty side of fresh lemon.
I took some of this with me to mitigate the trudging.You know, this tea sounds ideal. Pineapple plus coconut plus oolong. Sadly, it’s just not as lovely as my imagination makes it out to be. Sure, there’s pineapple and coconut and floral, but there’s also a less than desirable waxiness going on here.
Still I made it there and back and the sips along the way helped prod my imagination closer to the Caribbean. And lunch was delicious.