Update on my Networked Learning Project (NLP)!

Sorry, the video looks like a cheaply dubbed movie!  LOL  I tried at first to say each word and translate it, but as I say in the video, it was way too big to upload on WordPress.  Here’s a list of the new vocabulary that I now know:

perejil/parsley, limón y jugo de limón/lemon and lemon juice, aceita de oliva/olive oil, ajo/garlic, pollo y caldo de pollo/chicken and chicken broth, azafrán/saffron, camarón y langosta/shrimp and lobster, cebolla/onion (although I think I skipped that one accidentally in my haste to make the video quicker), jamón/ham, sal/salt, pimienta/pepper, tomates/tomatoes, pimiento rojo/red bell pepper, guisantes/peas, chorizo (same thing in English), and mejillones/mussels.

So far things are going really well.  I’ve learned a lot of vocabulary for the foods in Spanish and ordered the pan and the kind of rice one uses to make it. I still need to learn how to say some of the steps in the recipe and to actually make it.

Since it has seafood in it, I’m not sure that I’ll be able to afford to do a trial run of it, but we’ll see.  Cross your fingers for me!

Bomba Rice for paella! cc licensed: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bomba-Rice.jpg
Bomba Rice for paella!
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This is the rice that I ordered from Amazon to go into the paella.  You can see that the grains are small and almost round.  It’s quite different in appearance to a rice like basmati!

This is what the rice looks like in the bag.  LOL cc licensed by Alpha: https://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/1159068782/
This is what the rice looks like in the bag. LOL
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This is what it looks like still in the bag.  LOL

The following is a picture of the paella pan that I ordered.  It’s called a paellera!  I’ve included pix of the pan empty and full.  It’s about 16″ in diameter according to the website.

Yummy paella! cc licensed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella
Yummy paella!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella
Paella bubblin' away! cc licensed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella
Paella bubblin’ away!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella


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One thought on “Update on my Networked Learning Project (NLP)!

  1. Neat Dave! It looks yummy, and I like the sound of all the ingredients. I just took a job teaching elementary (5/6 split, all boys!) and we are going to do a Japanese Language and Culture project of sorts. I’m responsible for all specials except gym. To break up our long afternoon I tossed out the idea of learning to speak Japanese, which I learned during my undergrad. They were very excited, and so am I! It gives me a chance and reason to brush up, as I’m pretty rusty. I like the idea of incorporating Japanese food and art in this little project of ours.

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