Saturday, August 12, 2017

Delicious / Delicioso

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WHILE ON VACATION with his girlfriend, Silvana, my cousin Brad got in touch and they stopped off for a visit along their way. Brad is my cousin Lori's son and Jerry and I were about to move from Boston to California when he was born, so we didn't see much of each other over the years. Not even once a year. The only reason I could recognize him was because my mother received a family photo every year. (That and the fact that he's the spitting image of his father.) We went to dinner at our favorite place, Mesón Salvador, where Brad and Silvana got to meet some of our Spanish family. After dinner, we all got to talk with my wonderful Aunt Millie (who Brad and his siblings call 'G-Ma'). An evening filled with love, new connections, and great conversation. All as delicious as the food.

MIENTRAS VACACIONES CON su novia, Silvana, mi primo Brad nos llamó y se detuvieron para una visita a lo largo de sus viajes. Brad es el hijo de mi prima Lori, y Jerry y yo estábamos a punto de mudarnos de Boston a California cuando él nació, así que no nos vimos mucho el uno del otro durante los años. Ni siquiera una vez al año. La única razón por la que podía reconocerlo era porque mi madre recibía una foto de la familia cada año. (Eso y porque él es el vivo retrato de su padre.) Fuimos a cenar a nuestro lugar favorito, Mesón Salvador, donde Brad y Silvana llegaron a conocer a algunos de nuestra familia española. Después de la cena, todos tuvimos que hablar con mi maravillosa Tía Millie (a quien Brad y sus hermanos llaman 'G-Ma' — por Grandma). Una noche llena de amor, nuevas conexiones, y una gran conversación. Todo tan delicioso como la comida.

VODKA TONIC Y, DE ACOMPAÑAMIENTO, DAVID.
VODKA TONIC WITH A SIDE OF DAVID.
BOQUERONES AL LIMÓN.
ANCHOVIES WITH LEMON.
BACALAO CON ROMERO.
COD WITH ROSEMARY.
HELADO DE MANGO CON FRUTAS DE BOSQUE.
MANGO ICE CREAM WITH BERRIES.
A FUERA DESPUÉS DE LA COMIDA.
OUTSIDE AFTER DINNER. 
Y FINALMENTE, FACETIME CON LA DELICIOSA G-MA. 
AND FINALLY, FACETIME WITH THE ADORED (AND DELICIOUS) G-MA.

31 comments:

  1. Connecting with family always good....as can be seen with these smiles!!

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    1. Jim:
      So lucky to have extended family like Brad.

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  2. nice to meet distant family

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    1. Gosia:
      It sometimes can be. This was very special.

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  3. I'll try some of the ice cream...and david...

    a nice family group photo!

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    1. anne marie:
      David is available. And there may be some ice cream left.

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  4. Great photo and isn't it incredible that we can share with people we love even if they are far away.

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    1. Willym:
      My cousin emailed to tell me Brad might be passing by. We were so pleased to hear from him and even more pleased to get to know him. It was an uplifting evening. And then to get to SEE Aunt Millie!

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    1. John:
      Not sure which one you're talking about, but I'm guessing David, the vodka tonic, and the restaurant sign on the wall. I got lucky. Snapped 4 times!

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    1. Spo:
      So lucky to get to know Brad. A really special person.

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  7. Family is everything. A great time out with good food and company. Lovely photos indeed, warm greetings.

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    1. Blogoratti:
      This was such a special evening. Feeling really lucky to have a cousin like Brad and to have a chance to get to know him.

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    1. Snoskred:
      Exceptional. We have both been uplifted ever since.

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  9. Great that you've been able to connect with a family member.

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    1. Steven:
      Especially one so exceptional. A truly kind person.

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  10. My favorite would have been that helado de mango, especially since it was covered with that frutas de bosque purée. Yummmm Ohhh yesss yesss yesssss!
    Judy
    p.s. It's not all about me. I'm also really glad you and Jerry had a nice visit with loved ones ;)

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    1. Judy:
      That helado de mango was incredible and so nice on my still sore mouth!

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  11. Lots of deliciousness in that post. ;)

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  12. It is fun to connect with family and friends while traveling. I need to do more of that.

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    1. Travel:
      We're grateful Brad and Silvana made time for us.

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  13. Good Post Man.. Nice to Meet You. :D

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  14. His gf is very beautiful, I hope she is good to your cousin.

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    1. Adam:
      Silvana IS beautiful, and interesting and brilliant. A perfect pairing. They are really good together.

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  15. Can't wait for MY visit!!! and Dinner... :-) and Lunch :-)

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