It’s December guys. I have exactly 9 days left in Sicily and I am soooooo ready for the holidays (but maybe not the cold).
Sicily seems to be ready for the holidays too. It’s strange for a Canadian to see a bunch of Christmas trees being sold in a place without snow (or actual “cold” weather), but it’s nice that everyone is getting into the spirit.
At the beginning of November, Paul and I stayed put in Palermo, but towards the end of the month we seemed to be jetting off every couple of days with trips to Rome, Naples, Toarmina, and Monreale.
I jested about eating pizza for lunch and dinner for every day I was in Naples, but I wasn’t kidding…it really happened. Between the two of us, 13 pizzas were consumed in 5 days. I don’t know what kind of crazy that is…but Neapolitan pizza is the best in the world, and since we won’t be back for a while we wanted to make the most of our time in the pizza capital!
I went to Rome and Taormina on my own. Rome was more of a “I haven’t ever been and need to go” type trip, but Taormina was a true “getaway”. I wanted to go somewhere with a coast as long as my eyes could see, somewhere up in the mountains, and somewhere quiet….it definitely delivered. Taormina is stunning, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Sicilian Sundays seemed to disappear in November since I was running around Italy, but I did manage to post about a banana split, caponata, and the parking situation here. I’ve got a few fun Sicilian recipes ready for you, but honestly, I need time to perfect them. My recent attempt of arancini was delicious, but not the quality you’d find on the street in Palermo. Back to the kitchen I go!
I did manage to make lots of other delicious food on the blog in November! My favorite recipe was my caponata siciliana. A true Sicilian recipe and my new obsession!
Photo by: Simmer and Shoot
Other November Stuff?
Completely obsessed with the Serial podcast. The week off for Thanksgiving killed me.
This series interests me…just going to put it out there.
And lastly, half my hair is gone. When I sent a picture a picture to my Nanny she laughed and said “well, I guess you really are a married lady now”! Ha!
That’s all folks. Have a great December!!