I have so many things to talk about from our recent trip to Sicily, but right now I'm just happy to be home. I'm a pretty frequent and experienced traveler, but I'm also a bit of a homebody, and after three weeks of living out of a suitcase and moving around, all I want is a bowl of my usual oatmeal, my kitchen, and a well-organized dresser.
I've been trying to put together notes on all the delicious things we saw, ate, and tasted, but there are too many to count! Gelato in brioche for breakfast? Paul snacking on spleen sandwiches. The tiniest fried squid. Wine making in the shadow of a Mt Etna eruption. There are too many to count! We'll be home, sorting through our photos, stirring up pots of soup to make home smell like fall. In the meantime, here's a peak of the stuff we crammed into our suitcases to bring back to Algiers:
Olive oil from Occhipinti, balsamic vinegar (I couldn't resist the cute packaging), and colatura oil, an oil made from pressed anchovies that's a specialty of Cetara.
Wines: Occhipinti SP68 and Frappato, Passopisciaro 2012, Bue Apis, and we also recommend the COS Cerasuolo di Vittorio, Graci Etna Rosso, and Valle del Acate Cerasuolo di Vittorio.
Prosciutto, pistachios in all forms from Bronte (whole, powdered, and paste), the tiniest cutest chickpeas, two kinds of farro pasta, and seeds for zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and arugula.
Back soon with a recipe!