Live from Sicily! During my drive yesterday, I stopped to take this photo of the countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, where I am hosting July’s small-group tour Life In A Remote Sicilian Town. Look at how beautiful spring is in Ragusa province! The flowers are blooming everywhere. The grasses are so green! The air is…
Like a fine wine, cheese takes on the terroir, or the natural production environment, where it is produced. So, how does one begin to make excellent tasting cheese? It starts with the animal from where the milk that becomes the cheese comes, but first it starts from the grass and grains that the animal eats….
In just a few days, I’ll be back in Palermo, where this photo of me was taken. I can’t wait! I look forward to sharing my spring-in-Sicily adventures with you (After a long, arduous winter!). During this month, Experience Sicily is hosting two small-group tours, and in between, I’ll be discovering more hidden corners to…
Here’s something to help you dream… Breathe in Sicily’s spring landscape near Calatafimi (the town where the archaeological site of Segesta is)
This morning, we visited a farm in Salemi in Trapani Province where sheep provided us (little beknownst to them) with fresh ricotta from their milk. There is nothing like warm ricotta right out of the cauldron!
A flock of sheep enjoys fresh spring grass near Salemi in Trapani Province. The ricotta made from the milk of these sheep will be the freshest and most delicious of the year because of the fresh grass they are eating.
Grape vines during springtime outside of Salemi, Trapani province.
Happy Spring! The windmill in the background is the home of the Museum of Salt in Trapani, Sicily (and a trattoria!).
This morning in Castelvetrano, an “early spring” encouraged a mimosa tree that normally blooms in March, to bloom now. (Took a moment “to bottle” some sunshine to take home before I got on the plane.)
In this case, I wish photos had sound. Then, you’d be able to hear the bells of the sheep as they grazed on this lawn. Perhaps the sweetest moment of this spring scene was the sheep dog hanging with his flock. He’s a king among his buddies, no doubt. Photo taken near Salemi in Trapani…