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Sunday Dinner Sicilian-Style

Pretty much everyone has a version of Sunday Dinner, but the Italians have raised it to an art-form. Last Sunday we were just getting our bearings, here. Today, we decided to be artists. We also decided since it seems to be the custom around here to eat one me...

Pane Siciliano

Last night I pulled out my beat-up old copy of  The Italian Baker by Carol Field.  I had planned on making her Pane Pugliese and it needs a biga, or starter.  It’s  one of my most favorite breads.  I was pulling the ingredients together when I turn...

Pesce Fresco

I knew coming to Sicily we would be having some great seafood. What I didn’t realize was how m...

Handmade Ricotta

So… when was the last time you were in a rustic farmhouse in Sicily eating handmade pasta and...

The Food! The Food!

I’m sitting in a gazebo by the pool, trying to put words to the gastronomic sensations we have...

The First Meal Out

  We woke up to a bit of a gray day, today. Since we had been following the weather, we knew we...

Sicily 2014

  After less than 24 hours here, I’ve already figured out I’ll never be able to bl...

Birthdays and Mother’s Day

Today was Victor’s Mom’s Birthday. I remember the Mom’ Birthday/Mother’s Da...

Getting Ready For Vacation

Chicken breasts grilled and then stuffed with spicy salsa, avocado, and covered with jalapeno jack c...