Thursday, January 4, 2007

Launch Day....



Greetings to my first Blog Post.




It has taken me awhile to get this going and I don't feel ready but then when will that ready feeling begin? So I am giving myself the go signal and will learn along the path of blogging.






For this first post I offer a gift. It is a recipe that was shared with me by my friend's mother-in-law for Limoncello. There are many recipes for this drink on the Web but this is how she has made it for over 50 years.


Antonia's Limoncello


8-10 Lemons


1lt 90% alcohol


600g sugar


1 and 1/4 lt water


Wash and peel underripe lemons. Use of a potato peeler is a great idea as you don't want any of the pith( white of the lemon). Add lemon peel and alcohol to a glass jar. Simmer water with sugar to dissolve. Add sugar water to the jar and store for eight days in a dark place. Drain and bottle.


Many recipes suggest adding the sugar water after the eight days but I am sticking with her recipe on this.

I made it yesterday and will let you know next week how it tastes.

So welcome to my blog...come back often.

Sharon




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice pictures...

Anonymous said...

do you really wear those clothes in italy. thought you guys were out of the dark ages..

Anonymous said...

do you really wear those clothes in italy. thought you guys were out of the dark ages..

Anonymous said...

hi mom! at nicr first posts huh.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be wonderful! I am glad you are blogging. My blog is over at Live Journal, but I will visit you here so that I don't miss any of the lovely things you will be sharing with us.
~KimJay

Kathie said...

Wonderful pix; love the clothes!!!
Would love to make the Limoncello (then I could use the cups you sent), but we cannot get underripe lemons. We do have a lemon tree, but wouldn't get 8-10 lemons all at the same time as it's a younster.
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos.
Just what is that man going to do with that lamb?
Just makes me want to visit Italy more.
DM

Anonymous said...

nice lemons ... and this drink sounds fantabulous ... will definatey be making ...
-rach

Anonymous said...

love your blog, I am sure even EP would approve......

Sharon said...

Now I am curious...and.. wait it just came to me who EP (is) was! Happy belated birthday to him!

Julie said...

Hello! I heard about your recipe here from my Mom, June (who you know on your South Beach Forum)...I had my first taste of Lemoncello Thanksgiving night at my brothers house (on a very full stomach), and fell madly in love with it...so now want to try making some! I am excited to find your recipe. Thanks for posting!
Julie

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