Springtime in Sicily’s Madonie Mountains near Polizzi Generosa.
Spring Vines in Marsala
The grapevines in the provinces of Trapani and Marsala are beginning to grow.
In her turn-of-the-20th-century memoir “By the Waters of Sicily,” Norma Lorimer wrote that on the first day of spring, Sicilian lovers and families headed to the seaside and countryside in their carts and on foot to gleefully enjoy their first post-winter picnic outside of the cities “about the sunny rocks like young kids.” Simply happy…
Ricotta is Best during Spring
Sheep’s milk ricotta tastes best during the spring when the sheep graze on young grasses and wild flowers–their milk reflects the freshness of the flora. This is why Sicilians love cannoli during Carnival and cassata cakes at Easter.
The Sea in March
In March, the sea at Capo Zafferano anticipates the joy of summer… when his friends return to play.
The Earth is Waking from Her Sleep
Spring in Sicily is glorious. Persephone has returned from the Underworld, and Demeter is waking from her sadness.
Carnival Cannoli: Nothing Better
Cannoli for Carnival