Nutella is cheap in Sicily. It’s easy to find, not expensive and absolutely delicious.
I put it on pretty much everything that I can. Including breakfast.
I have recently started buying all of my produce from the same vendor. He packs my stuff in newspaper and always throws something in for free. I’ve been going to him for six weeks now, and finally, a week ago, we communicated.
“Di dove sei?” He asked.
“Canada” I replied. Hoping he just asked me what I thought he did.
“Parli italiano?” He asked.
“Nooooooo” I said, and luckily there was another man who worked there and spoke to me in perfect English “hey, I’ve seen you before, I thought you were Polish“!
“Oh, that’s interesting, but nope, I’m Canadian” I said.
Anyway, after chatting with the guy who spoke English and then having him translate to the vendor little things like how long I am in Palermo and why I am here, the vendor exclaimed “tu appartieni a me!“, which literally means “you belong to me“.
Being told this by a Sicilian vendor is an honour. It means from that day on, the two of you have an unwritten pact. One where the customer always buys from that vendor, and the vendor, in turn, will give the customer free things once and a while and reduce the price of their food. I am so pleased! And now I have so many plums and no counter space. Definitely nothing to complain about.
This week has been pretty low key. On Friday Paul and I took a 40 minute bus to Monreale to pick up some bread (yes we have amazing bread in Palermo too, but this place is famous for baking it on olive branches in a wood fire oven!!) and to see its positively gorgeous Cathedral, built in 1182. It was a stunning!
I’m home this weekend while my stink bug loving husband works all day, so naturally snacking came about! Plus, I had lots of Nutella, fresh plums, and pistachios, like you do in Sicily…and here we are. A single lady banana split.
Also, today I am teaming up with a few bloggers for part of The Spiffy Cookie‘s #SingleServingSundays! I’ll let you decide what you want the word “single” to mean, but for me it means I’m alone, I have lots of delicious Italian food, I’m hungry and totally unwilling to share.
In this single serving banana split we have bananas and vanilla yogurt topped with fresh plums, Nutella, jam and shelled pistachios. Enjoy it for breakfast or a snack!
And I have friends following the single serving recipe trend! Sooooo be sure to check out some other recipes from some awesome bloggers as well! We’ve got:
- Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Bagel Bites for One by Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
- Solo Fall Sweet Potato Hash by Sharana of Living The Sweet Life
- Single Serving Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie by Emily of Life on Food
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tbsp strawberry jam (or jam of choice)
- 1 tbsp Nutella
- 1 tbsp shelled pistachios
- 1 plum, sliced
- Peel the banana, split it lengthwise, and then cut it in half to have four slices. Lay the halves in a shallow bowl and spoon a bit of yogurt on top.
- Warm the jam in the microwave until it is runny (about 15 seconds). Warm the Nutella the same way.
- Drizzle the warm jam and warm Nutella over the yogurt and sprinkle the pistachios on top. Top everything off with sliced fresh plums and enjoy!