Ciao! I’m Wanita….an American in Sicily!
First, what am I doing in Sicily you might ask?
Well, it’s a long, God sent story, but here’s the short version: I met my Sicilian husband on the Internet (I have no Italian blood in me whatsoever as far back as Adam and Eve); after a 3 month on line romance, Husband comes to California for the first time in his life to meet me; two weeks later we decide to get married; 6 months later I pack my bags and off I go to Sicily to plan our wedding (not knowing how to say a word in Italian!, and yes, I actually had my parent’s blessing….thinking back, I think they were desperate to marry me off!….. and here I am, 6 years later…….an American in Sicily!
I hope you enjoy this blog. Apart from learning a bit about my crazy self, you will find A LOT of information about different things….travel, crafts, organization, faith, recipes, life in Italy, a few Italian lessons, and in between a lot of stories! Some things you may already know or have discovered, and other things you just may be surprised to find out. And, I hope some of my posts will make you laugh! Life abroad has been a whole new world for me and I hope I can give you a wonderful glimpse of what happens here in my corner of the globe.
La dolce vita!
I just found your recipe posted on Pinterest for your M-I-L’s Lemoncello. I am excited to make it! My husband & I spent 3 weeks in Sicily last year for my 50th birthday. What a BEAUTIFUL island. I would move there next week if I could talk my children into going with us! Do you happen to have a recipe for the highly addictive Pistachio cream that we were served everywhere? I brought 6 jars of it home with us, but now I am down to the last two, so it is rationing time! I look forward to following your blog.
Thank you for sharing,
So glad you had a wonderful time here in Sicily =) Can you give me the Italian name on the jars you have left? There are a few versions of pistachio cream and I want to know exactly which one you have. Oh, and by the way, you can even do limoncello using organic clementine or manadrin peels (now called “mandarinello”)….it’s delicious as well! =)
Hi Wanita! Thanks for getting in touch with me. You definitely qualify for the Cannolo Award for the preservation of authentic continental Italian cuisine! Congratulations
You can find all of the details here: Cannolo Award
Thank you again and keep up the good work!
Thanks so much! =)
I’m going to Sicily for my second time this coming September. We will be there for 3 weeks. We own a Sicilian restaurant in Florida. Chef Gaetano leads a culinary tour to Sicily in September. It’s been a wonderful way to see Sicily. We are interested in buying an inexpensive apartment/house in Sicily. Gaetano is Sicilian but doesn’t have his Italian citizenship. I’m so confused with the buying real estate system there and taxes. Can you refer me to a website or person who in English can explain it easily?
Also, we love to meet chef owned and operated restauranteurs. Do you know any that would be willing to have our group in for lunch or dinner and spend time with our group doing food tastings?
Thank you for your help!