Paella, Please.

May 28, 2012


Mother’s Day lunch in Red Hill.

Blessed with a little sunshine on this chilly day we retreated outside, warmed by woollen caps and snuggly socks, and gathered around the burner. Dad cooked us lunch, I made cake. We gave mum extra kisses and cuddles that day. It was perfect in it’s simplicity, familiarity and comfort.

Red Hill, love.

Family, food.

Paella, please.












Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 28, 2012 at 7:51 am

    what a wonderful (and delicious) way to celebrate mother's day!

  • hollypop May 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

    i want paella
    my family wouldn't appreciate it
    they'd be like
    'wtf this is weird risotto'

  • xoCATox May 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Wow, how fabulous does that look! I'm drooling just thinking about it!

    My boyfriend supposedly had supreme paella-making abilities in this heyday, so I'm told quite often by his mother. Unfortunately it was been years since he actioned one so I am yet to sample the results of his alleged skills.

    Believe after this post, I am going to have to demand he makes me one!

  • nourishingcrunch May 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    That paella looks amazing.

  • Heavenly Ingredients May 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    your dad looks like a cooking champion. lucky you 😉 I love paella. Not brave enough to make it at home though.

  • Ali May 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

    that paella looks amazing!! 🙂

  • Oh, Natalie.. May 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Yummy! & all your talk of Red Hill has made me want to take a weekend away there. What are the chances of a post purely on great spots to visit in Red Hill? 🙂 x

  • Blithely Unaware May 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Heidi, That looks like such an idyllic day.
    I love the photo of your dad carrying the paella pan.

    Gorgeous photos.


  • Lisa May 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Yum! I love paella and this seems a perfect way to spend Mothers day. Gorgeous photos Heidi.

  • Leah May 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Great photos Heidi. Looks like a perfect Mother's Day 🙂

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy May 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Yes please Heidi!
    What a lovely day you had. 🙂

  • Heidi May 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Lisa – it was rather wonderful 🙂

    holly – hahaha love it 😛

    Cat – yes you should demand it!! stat!!

    nourishingcrunch – it was rather amazing!

    Laura – just get your hands on a pan & you're good to go! really very easy, but getting the crust right takes practice.

    Ali – ooooh it was 🙂

    Natalie – that's a great idea! I'm so out of the loop re where's great these days, though. There are SO many wineries in the area. Can definitely write about where I go to eat/drink but I think i'd like to revisit places first and get re-acquainted with my area. Honestly we tend to cook at home more than anything!

    Blithely Unaware – thanks, lady 🙂

    Lisa – thank you, lovely!

    Leah – it was wonderful, thanks, lovely!

    Anna – yes, thanks for cooking, Dad!! It was great 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef May 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    How gorgeous looking! I just keep putting off making one for some reason, thanks for reminding me!

  • Hannah May 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Oh yes, deliciousness, kisses and cuddles. Absolutely perfect. (We added in tipsy-induced bling, but then again we had to take out tomatoes, so p'raps you and I can call it even 😛 ) xo

  • Michelle Chin May 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    i remembered making this. 3 hours of work!

  • CC11 May 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

    What a lucky mummy 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Oh yes please!! Now that would take the edge off any Winter blues 😀

  • mamacino May 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    My hubby has been going to make paella like, forever! I'm passing this on to him for a little nudge, ah, inspiration!

  • Heidi May 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    InTolerant Chef – you're so welcome, have fun!

    Hannah – hehe sounds like a plan 😉

    Michelle – really?! This one was super quick, although not as quick as the author suggested… with prep & cooking I'd think ~1hr 🙂

    CC11 – well deserved!

    Lorraine – oh yeah!

    Mamacino – nudge nudge, good on you!

    Heidi xo

  • Ashley May 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Wow, best ever! My dad's crazy about making paella too, it's always the best in that huge black pan! Love your photos!

  • Iron Chef Shellie June 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    My mum loves making paella, I don't even know how many paella pans she has! Such a great sharing dish though! x

  • Nic@diningwithastud June 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Perfect Mothers Day dish! Warming and fab for sharing with everyone

  • Heidi June 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Ashley – thanks, lovely, that means a lot coming from you!! 🙂

    Michele – such a great sharing dish!! Best.

    Nic – agreed, it went down a real treat!

    Heidi xo

  • onika June 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    i need your papas paella recipe! looks delish! x