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Sunday, December 7, 2014

MAKING SUSHI

My daughter, Sayaka Alessandra www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com, and I decided to make sushi. Here are the sushi chefs at work. It's not the sushi you find in Japanese restaurants, we made the homestyle sushi....called NORIMAKI.

Sayaka mixing the rice with  salt, sugar, and  rice vinegar)



Showing off her kimono


Tasting the sushi rice
 
Toasting the nori

 
The ingredients:  sushi rice, nori, tamago-yaki (Japanese omelette made with dashi, sugar, mirin (sweet sake)  soy sauce);   (carrots simmered in mirin, sugar and soy sauce; tuna mixed with mayonnaise; fresh cucumbers
 

 
Me rolling  up the Norimaki

 
Me cutting the Norimaki

 
The finished sushi. Picture by my  friend from Tuscany,  photographer Samuele Russo.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

THE WEATHER IT IS A CHANGIN'....

Bob Dylan sang The Times They Are A Changin'  but here in Sicily it's the weather that is a changin'...we are in December and although it is still pretty warm, 22 degrees C today...  it's gradually getting cooler and windier as you can see from the pictures.





Going a shoppin' :)





Thursday, November 27, 2014

RED HOT PASSION

I always see RED!    especially these  past couple of weeks ....:)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!






Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TARTAN IS IN THIS AUTUMN ... MY FAVORITE IS THE ROYAL STEWART TARTAN

The fashion item for this season is Tartan. Here is a fashionable Royal Stewart Tartan  hand-me-up from my daughter. The scone ear-rings are also from her....I like sweets so much I even wear them:)

Il must-have di questa stagione è il Tartan.... ecco una bella gonna che mi ha rifilato mia figlia perché non la mette più. Da notare le mie orecchine scones...un'altro regalo di mia figlia. Adoro i dolci così tanto che li indosso anche:)







Monday, October 27, 2014

SHARE-IN STYLE....HALLOWEEN

Today is SHARE-IN STYLE, created by Sacramento,  my blogger friend from Spain  http://www.mispapelicos.com/ and the theme is Halloween. I found some orange colored clothes and dressed up as a ...  pumpkin! :)  Those gorgeous cookies are the work of my Dutch friend Bep.

Oggi è la giornata di condivisione di stile SHARE-IN STYLE, creato da Sacramento, la mia amica blogger spagnola http://www.mispapelicos.com/ Ho trovato dei vestiti color arancione e mi sono vestita da .... zucca:) Questi meravigliosi biscotti sono stati fatti dalla mia amica olandese Bep.



Friday, October 24, 2014

BIKINI YESTERDAY....DENIM TODAY

The weather here in Sicily has been sunny and hot all through October. We've been going to the beach regularly...until today!  Terrifying thunder, heavy rain and winds at 42kms/h (20kms less of being called gales).  My blogger friend  Aya of http://couturgatory.blogspot.it/ has started wearing denim, and I am following her example...it is cold enough!

Total denim from head to toe 



Denim shirt and jeans
 
 
 Blue denim, burgundy denim, red polka dot denim

 
Denim hat and shirt .... and a nice hot espresso to warm up:)