From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other. Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily's southern coast.
Traveling with Type 1: A T1D Packing List
Spaghetti alle Cozze (mussels)
A Little Sicily Feast
If you know me or read my blog, you probably know that I am obsessed with Sicily, and consider myself a Sicilian at heart. When considering my Sunday plans, I jumped on the opportunity to attend the 21st annual Sicilian Festival in downtown San Diego's Little Italy. I prepared myself for the inevitable feasting and [...]
Chia Seed Vanilla Cannoli Cream
Sicily is not just “special”, but possibly the most beautiful place on Earth. If you’ve been there you’d probably agree. If you haven’t now’s the time to book your ticket. At a recent Christmas party in Rancho Santa Fe, I had just this conversation with a couple of other italophiles. Friends’ family Christmas parties are [...]
Exploring Sicilian Markets
Have you ever bitten into a tomato as you would an apple? I developed this habit when I was living in Catania cause the tomatoes are really as good as apples. Where I'm from in California, we have good produce, but a Sicilian tomato cannot be replicated and American tomatoes are tasteless seed balls in [...]
A Catanese Christmas!
You know how there are people you meet with whom you immediately feel a connection, like you’ve known them in another life? Well, I get this feeling with places. The first time I felt this was when I went to London. My father told me that I was feeling the pull of my ancestors who [...]
Reflections on Catania from a Wannabe Sicilian
“U tuoi beddu ùocchiu verdu cùomu u mari.” I looked at my roommate Ivana for an explanation. She translated from Sicilian into Italian, “Your beautiful green eyes the color of the sea.” I smiled at the crusty fisherman before me, thinking, “But my eyes aren’t green, and the sea here is definitely blue.” He rewarded [...]