Sunday, November 01, 2009


Last night in Modica there was a very special party for a very special lady, as my dear friend Linda celebrated a significant birthday. Without further ado, I am going to show you the wonderful, international feast that she and Chiara had prepared for family and friends:

Yes, that's good old British pickle on the left there!

Amazingly light cheesecakes above.

All cakes were lovingly made by Chiara. Mamma mia, what a lot of work!

Tanti, tanti auguri di nuovo, Linda!

So there I am this morning, thinking I mustn't eat again for a whole week after that lot, when my friends Marco and Giovanna phone and invite me to lunch!

First there is homemade pasta cooked with the pumpkin flesh and fresh ricotta.

Then there is orange salad

which is served with cotolette di pollo:

For dessert, Giovanna has made frittelle di San Martino:

Introducing Marley, the five-month-old labrador who has turned the family's life upside-down in the nicest possible way. Just look at those eyes!

Benvenuto sul mio blog, Marley!

And tonight Lucia brought me a present of......frittelle!

Grazie, Lucia!


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Oh my word WL....FOOD FOOD FOOD!!

Hope you all had a great time at the special party, the feast looks great. Oh you couldn't say no to your wonderful friends Marco and Giovanna could you :-)

Rosa said...

You have generous friends there in Sicily!
I'm sure that they have enough leftovers for a week...

Angus Dei said...

looks great Welshcakes, beats my ham sandwich and a cup of char:)

Rowena said...

I've said it before and I'll say it dine exceedingly well in Sicily! What a feast! I need to make more friends with people who love to cook. ;-)

Dragonstar said...

Now I'm seriously hungry (or greedy!) That looks so lovely!

Marley is so gorgeous.

Lucia said...

My favourite Fretelle!!! My daughter Marina had her birthday yesterday as well! Auguri.

Ellee Seymour said...

What a wonderful treat. Yes, you have very generous friends. Lucky you.

CherryPie said...

Oh! Wow! what a wonderful spread or should that be two spreads :-)

Liz Hinds said...

Oh my!

Just put me down with that cheese board.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Anne. Yes, a great time was had by all. So much food at the party and no, I couldn't turn down my friends! Hi, Angus. I could just do with a cup of cha. Hi, Scintilla. I don't think they do leftovers in Sicily! Hi, Scintilla. Yes, that is the secret - make friends with cooks! Hi, Dragonstar. I'll tell the family you like Marley!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ciao, Lucia. Belated auguri to your daughter. Hi, Ellee. Yes, I am very lucky. Hi, Cherie. Yes, both spreads were wonderful. Hi, Liz. Will do.

sally in norfolk said...

wow I feel full just looking at all that food :-)

jmb said...

Wonderful feasts indeed. The Italians always make such a production of food, even the simple things.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sally. I'm still full myself! Hi, jmb. Yes, always a production number and good for them!


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