Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MEDINSICILY - MEDITERRANEO IN SICILY

MedInSicily   www.medinsicily.com  recently  organized  a fair in the Giardino Eden to promote the  food, culture and identity of Sicily. Various associations and biological organizations from my town Buseto Palizzolo and other areas near Trapani, took part in this event. The Pro Loco Buseto Palizzolo https://www.facebook.com/pages/Associazione-Pro-Loco-Buseto-Palizzolo/197563883611566  was also present of course.

Here is my friend Maria Carmela Miceli who runs the biological farm U Timpuni  in Buseto Palizzolo   www.utimpuni.it  together with her husband Vito Sanclemente.







Here is SALT from Paceco, near Trapani



Aziena Agricola Vultaggio Poma Giuseppe, Via S.re Martorana 8, Trapani



The gigantic olive tree of the Giardino Eden



Friday, March 14, 2014

ANTONIO BANDERAS, MULINO BIANCO AND....ROSITA

Tea is ready. All that's missing is... Antonio Banderas and Rosita.  Why am I mentioning him?  Mulino Bianco is the most popular brand of cookies in Italy and Antonio stars in their commercial. He plays  l'Uomo del Mulino (the Windmill Man) who makes healthy cookies together with his best friend  Rosita...the chicken:)

Il tè è pronto. Mancano  soltanto Antonio Banderas e la Rosita:)










Sunday, March 9, 2014

HELL BUNNY WEARS ELVIS MOTORCYCLE CAP

Another hand-me up from my daughter. I gladly grabbed it, seems made for me!

Un altro vestito che mia figlia non mette e mi ha rifilato. Non ho esitato a prenderlo, sembra fatto per me!



 
My precious  Elvis Presley cap


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

RED-HOT LOVE / UN AMORE ROSSO ARDENTE

It was love at first sight! I can resist anything...but  RED :)





Sweater :  Freddies of Pinewood
Skirt and Top:  Calliope
Shoes:  Stonefly

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

THE ALMOST PRINCE CHARMING / IL PRINCIPE QUASI AZZURRO

Trapani is not exactly a vibrant and bustling town, but during Carnival it livens up. There are costume parties everywhere...Church groups, parish recreation centers, trattorie, hotels, parks and  piazzas. Here are some pictures of  a typical Festa di Carnevale. It took place yesterday at the Giardino Eden,  the most popular banquet hall in town.

First, though, I would like to introduce our Sicilian  Prince "Almost" Charming:)  Carmelo is a children's party animator for the Don Bosco Salesian recreation center.   The caption on his costume reads  PRINCIPE QUASI AZZURRO ( Prince "Almost" Charming). I thought it was so funny. It's nice to see a guy with a sense of humor, and who doesn't mind making  fun of himself.

 
 
 
The famous CHIACCHIERE  (the word can also mean "gossip"...the favorite Sicilian pastime:)
 


The teacher with some of her ESL students