Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mercato find

Was I happy today with this find?? You betcha! And I'm keeping it for myself. I'm not a good hat person but this one is made for a woman. It is authentic and has a nice elongated visor. I got it down from the regular price and that made it extra *special*! Yes-sir Chris...SPECIAL!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


This week, I have received three packets and one on line aid from Internet Friends that I have never met. You all know who you are and I thank you!!
I get by with a little help from my friends,
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


My neighbor, Valentino came to the door this morning bearing these ricotta filled ravioli. Today is Onomastico* for those named Valentino/a. Since there is no saint bearing the name Sharon, Valentino has shared his name with me for the last fifteen or so years. For today and every Feb 14th, I am named Valentina!
*Name Day

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Limoncello ????

No and no again! Limoncello is so last year. At least that is what I read in an Italian magazine article. So you ask...what is the treat for 2008?? Campari granite. I read this with a big smile as I love Campari. I gave it a try and it was refreshing and tasty. I'm gonna say...better than Limoncello! I'll be testing a recipe, but this was pretty good for just putting ingredients together.

Here is how I made this.

4 0z Campari

2/3 cup of sugar

enough frizzy water to make 2 cups solution.

Juice of one very juicy orange..

Mix this all together and place in a plastic bottle and place in your freezer. After a half hour shake and continue to shake every half hour till it forms slushy ice. Andy ate most of it with biscotti.

I already had Limoncello brewing before I read this article. It was ready to be bottled today. It made almost 3 liters.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

To all my family and friends, Buon Anno 2008! May happiness and good health be in the days ahead for all mankind.
I will be absent for awhile on this Blog page. One of the best side effect of blogging this past year is meeting and posting with fellow bloggers. It has been a great experience.