Monday, June 02, 2008

ONLY IN SICILY















Just back from the Sacro Cuore Festa, which included a sagra dedicated to cannoli.

Here you see the relaxed, milling Modicani, cooling slices of coconut on sale and three types of cannoli.

The atmosphere was vibrant and whole families were strolling happily along in the evening breeze, enjoying all that the occasion had to offer.

For me the music was particularly nostalgic, as Jimmy Fontana was on the open air stage singing hits from the 60s, including this favourite of mine which I have on vinyl:

JIMMY FONTANA - IL MONDO

16 comments:

Crushed said...

I was surprised to see these were coconuts- they looked slightly like Fajitas...

Has quite a Christmassy feel, well the images do, anyway.

Indigo-Daisy said...

It is pure torture looking at these freshly made real Italian cannoli and not be able to have a bite. The look sooooo yummy!

I also remember so well strolling near the Arno and seeing fresh Coconut and Watermelon. Very refreshing on a warm summer evening.
Looks like a wonderful evening!

jmb said...

Oh, Oh, look at those cannoli, deliciosi!.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

What a great night you must of had!! The Festa looks exciting :-)

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

The chocolate ones were something else again.

Nunyaa said...

Aww that all looks yum. Am eating curry at the moment but I'd swap for that.

Winchester whisperer said...

Hope James enjoyed it

marymaryquitecontrary said...

Just called to say hello;what a lovely suprise I had. You seem to be having a lovely time with James staying at your home. I do hope that this might lead to a wonderful loving relationship. Best wishes to you both. Enjoy this time together to the full.

Julie said...

I've just been catching up with James adventures and it looks like he's been spoiled rotten. :-)

CherryPie said...

Looks delicious :-)

A bit off subject but the picture you are using as your icon on mybloglog is very glamorous :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Definitely coconuts, Crushed. Hi, indigo-daisy. Yes, I love it when cooling slices of water melon are on sale too. Hi, jmb. They were fantastic. Ciao, Anne. It was great. I prefer the ricotta ones, James. Hi, nunyaa. They were quite something! He did, WW. Nice to see you, MM. Don't forget "there are 3 of us" in this relationship - Simi too! Hi, Julie. He claims he is! Thank you kindly, cherrypie.

Ellee Seymour said...

What a glorious feast. It looks like James is being spoiled rotten.

Mopsa said...

More food - I'm going to burst! Cannoli always makes me think of The Godfather, a mythical food.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you.

Dragonstar said...

Oooo! Chocolate ones James? Drool!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

As I said, he deserves to be, ellee. Ciao, Mopsa. You're welcome, SSN. Drool indeed, dragonstar!

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