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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SHARE-IN STYLE - EDIBLE PRINTABLES: CUPCAKES AND CHERRIES

The theme this week for Sacramento's  share-in style www.mispapelicos.com is PRINT. 
What better print than  ....  CUPCAKES:  my cupcake dress and cherries scarf.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY...A HAT OBSESSION / RITORNO AL PASSATO... UN'OSSESSIONE PER I CAPPELLI

Here is where my passion for hats comes from....my classy granny Alexandra.   She is not from my Sicilian side, Alexandra is my maternal grandma.

Ecco da dove ho preso la mia passione per i cappelli...dalla mia nonna Alexandra. Non è dal lato Siciliano, Alexandra è la mia nonna materna.







Friday, September 26, 2014

PHOTOSHOOT AT THE OSTELLINO IN ERICE / SERVIZIO FOTOGRAFICO ALL'OSTELLINO, ERICE A TRAPANI

Ostellino  https://www.facebook.com/oasidipegno  is a charming b&b run by Andrea and Chika, and is situated at the foot of Mount Erice, in Trapani. Here are some pictures at the Ostellino  taken by Chika.

Ostellino https://www.facebook.com/oasidipegno è un delizioso b&b di Andrea e Chika, si trova proprio sotto il Monte Erice. Ecco alcune foto scattate da Chika all'Ostellino.


 
The Pizza oven, built by Andrea



Mele Cotogne /Pearsimmons.  Notice my Elvis motorcycle cap:)



This is "vite americana", American grapes, not edible though.

 
In the background you can see Monte Erice.



With Andrea and "Toto" ... isn't he adorable? 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RED HOT SUMMER!

This is the best time to visit Sicily.  Prices have gone down, crowds have gone away and the weather is still sunny and hot. And of course there are still plenty of sweets around:)






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MADE FOR ME / FATTO PER ME

This hand-me-up is called the Francesca Striped Swing Dress.  They couldn't have chosen a better name ....  and a better color. Those of you who have been following me for a long time know how I feel about red.

I took advantage of the sun today to wear this dress. Summer practically never arrived and it's already  almost gone. We've had lots of rain these past few days  and incredibly powerful winds. Trapani is famous for its wind,  it's the "Windy City" of Sicily. That's because the city  is situated between two seas, so there is always  plenty of wind blowing.




Questo vestito si chiama  "Francesca Striped Swing Dress".  Non potevano scegliere un nome migliore ... e un colore migliore. Quelli di voi che mi seguono da tempo sanno che rosso è il mio colore.

Ho approfittato del bel tempo oggi per indossarlo. L'estate che  praticamente non è mai arrivata, sta già per andarsene. . Abbiamo avuto pioggia e vento forte questi giorni. A Trapani c'è sempre vento, molto spesso fortissimo, e questo è  perché la città si trova fra i due mari.






Monday, September 1, 2014

PUMPKIN MUFFINS / MUFFINS ALLA ZUCCA






Ingredients.

250g    flour
1  ts baking powder
1  ts baking soda
1  1/2 ts. cinnamon
1/4 ts nutmeg
pinch cloves
100 g raisins
2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk

Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, raisins and spices. 
Wisk eggs, brown sugar, oil, milk and pumpkin and add to the dry mixture.

Fill 12 muffin cups and bake in a preheated oven  350 degrees C for 20 minutes.