Friday, May 01, 2009


A lovely lunch out in the country with Gina and family today and the aroma of Sicilian sausages being cooked on the barbecue greeted me as I arrived.

To start there was pasta with tomatoes and chilli:

Then the sausages were ready

along with barbecued pancetta and veal

served with green salad and a dish of grilled aubergines dressed with oil and mint. [All good Sicilian cooks will tell you that where there are aubergines, there must be mint]:

There was a tray of magnificent dolci like these:

Then a basket of fresh fava beans was brought in and we ate them raw to clear the palate. [I'm not normally keen on them but I do like them like this]:

And the Sicilian countryside looked particularly pretty today:


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

What another wonderful day and meal..simple yet very tasty, I love Fava beans, especially when they are podded twice..:-)

CherryPie said...

The look of those beans has made my eyes water :-)

CherryPie said...

That was supposed to say, makes my mouth water!!!

Betty said...

What beautiful pictures. You sure eat well! I'm so envious.

jmb said...

Wonderful scenery, good food and good friends. What more could one ask?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Anne. Yes, it was lovely. Hi, Cherie. I was wondering!! Thanks, Betty. We do, indeed, eat well. Hi, jmb. What more, indeed?

annechung said...

The salciccia in Sicily and Southern Italy are out of this world. They are real sausages devoid of fillers. Everyone must go and taste it, no point just reading about it.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hello, Anne. Yes, the sausage really has to be tasted to be believed!

Whispering Walls said...

Che bella!


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