Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor and practicality in Spanish homes for centuries. To round out this meal, choose a good Spanish red wine from the Rioja region, a crusty baguette, and a light salad.
Laurentia Fluviatilis, aka Blue star creeper, is an adorable little plant that makes a low mat of round, green foliage and equally tiny light blue flowers in spring. Perfect for the rock garden or between stepping stones. Looks excellent around taller perennials and is useful planted over bulbs.