.....And you don't fully understand the language, be careful of what you order in restaurants! We went out to lunch today at a seaside cafe, and I ordered some random fish from the "Piexe" (fish) section. Or, what I thought was fish. It turned out to be baby octopus.... innocent, little, baby octopus. I was stunned when they brought it out, but didn't say anything because I felt like a dork for ordering something when I wasn't even sure of what it was. Then I remembered that I had seen the word for octopus (polvo) which is similar to the Spanish word pulpo. Oh well! Now I'll never forget the word for octopus!
After my husband bravely tried a bite, he said it was really good, like really tender grilled chicken. I ended up trying (and liking) it- it was tender, not rubbery at all, and it was grilled, so it had that nice flavor. It's not something I'll rush to eat again though, because just the idea of eating it is wierd to me.....
We also tried Caldo Verde, the famous Portuguese cabbage/sausage soup. It was good- but I want to try doing it at home.
On our way home, we saw some really cool hydrangeas. They are everywhere here right now, in all colors (blue, pink, yellow, white) but this area is the only place I'd seen them in colors this deep. (It's hard for my crappy camera to capture the deep beautiful colors of these flowers... they looked more brilliant in real life).
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