Friday, October 22, 2010

SEASONAL SIGNS






I love to see mounds of chestnuts on sale and to catch the aroma of their roasting as I walk home on autumn evenings in Sicily.  Broccoli, too, is abundant and the purple kind, especially, adds to the rich tapestry of colours here as you pass greengrocers' shops or fruitsellers' lorries.



The fruitseller who calls me bambina has returned from his extended summer break and who am I to argue when he tells me that his wares are in regalo ["a gift"] today at only €10.00 per crate?  As usual, after asking the nearest passer-by to watch his lorry for a few minutes, he carries the crate home for me.

Domenico Modugno - Ciao, Ciao, Bambina


9 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Tante cose belle, anche una canzone che ci manda a sognare.

RNSANE said...

How nice to get such personal service that your fruitseller brings your purchases right to your doorstep!

CherryPie said...

Very kind of him to carry them home for you :-)

jams o donnell said...

Ah such glorious food.. and carried home too! Great value!

Liz said...

WE all need a fruitseller like that!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Grazie, lakeviewer. E fra le prime canzoni italiane che abbia mai imparate! Hi, Carmen and Cherie. Yes, it's a bonus. Hi, jams. I think so, too. I'll tell him, Liz.

Winchester whisperer said...

Chestnut soup?

LindyLouMac said...

What great service, bet he does not do that for all his customers. Interesting to see the chestnut prices, they were 4 Euros a kilo in the market here last week!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Maybe, WW. Hi, LindyLouMac. That's quite a price variation.

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