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