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…
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.
In March, the sea at Capo Zafferano anticipates the joy of summer… when his friends return to play.
Spring in Sicily is glorious. Persephone has returned from the Underworld, and Demeter is waking from her sadness.
Cannoli for Carnival