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May 31, 2016

Sicilian Limoncello Recipes

Sicilian Limoncello Recipes

I never understood that cheesy saying “If life gives you lemons make lemonade”.  What is so bad about lemons in the first place?!  If life gives me lemons Im a happy camper.  We have a lemon tree that we planted in our backyard here in Sicily and the thing has been struggling since day 1.  We […]

March 28, 2016

Tomato Sauce Recipe – The Secret Sauce

Tomato Sauce Recipe – The Secret Sauce

How many tomato sauces have you tried?  I don’t even want to know how many different things I have tried over the years.  Its pretty crazy how there just isn’t a standard recipe for tomato sauce after centuries of practice. When talking food with my Italian friends, I like to bring up the fact that […]

February 29, 2016

Carciofi alla Brace – Artichokes Cooked on Embers Recipe – Sicilian Artichokes

Carciofi alla Brace – Artichokes Cooked on Embers Recipe – Sicilian Artichokes

Pronounced car-cho-fee, artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables.  I may call them Carciofi the rest of my life because its a lot more fun to say than ‘artichokes’.  During artichoke season in Sicily you will see big plumes of smoke wafting on the roadsides in Sicily. Local vendors set up a huge trays of […]

February 1, 2016

Help!!! Need a Recipe for Sicilian Cauliflower

Help!!! Need a Recipe for Sicilian Cauliflower

Went to our local farmers market yesterday and couldn’t resist picking up one of these massive Sicilian cauliflowers.  They are in season right now and I have been too intimidated by them over the past few years because they are quite the commitment with their size.  What on earth can I do with this thing?? […]

January 24, 2016

Parmigiana Siciliana – Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Parmigiana Siciliana – Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

If I had to choose a vegetable to represent Sicily it would be the Eggplant. They love this strange vegetable here. They have multiple varieties and for this recipe I prefer the “viola” which is a short and stout light purple eggplant.  You can see a picture of it below.  Im not sure if they […]

January 16, 2016

Sicilian Recipe – Pasta alle Cozze – Pasta with Mussels

Sicilian Recipe – Pasta alle Cozze – Pasta with Mussels

The seafood in Sicily is something a seafood lover dreams of. Fish markets are everywhere with huge varieties of fresh fish and shellfish. Almost every restaurant has a big display case filled with fresh selections for the day. I think Sicilians are born with a taste for seafood. Literally in the grocery stores you will […]

December 19, 2012

Marinated Sicilian Artichokes Recipe

Marinated Sicilian Artichokes Recipe

Today I was able to sort out the Marinated Artichoke recipe. What you’ll need: To keep the artichokes from discoloration I make a bowl of cold water and squeeze the lemon juice in.  set aside. Snap off tough 3 or 4 layers of outer leaves from artichokes until pale yellow tender leaves are reached. Dip […]

September 29, 2011

Recipes?

Recipes?

Not sure about the recipes section.  We don’t really have time to enter these in because I want to do it right with pictures and everything.  So this section will have to remain a potential for now.

June 17, 2011

Recipes on Hold

Recipes on Hold

The recipe section is going to be on hold until we move out of our hotel here.  We have whipped up some great dinners with our little kitchenette, but space is definitely limited and so is the menu.  Sorry for now!