Monday, April 28, 2014

CARAMELLA IS HUNGRY

As you can see from her blog, www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com, my daughter Caramella has a strong attraction to sweets. Today we are making CINNAMON ROLLS, her favorite dessert. To make it healthier, we used WHOLEWHEAT FLOUR. You will find the recipe below, at the end of the pictures.

The TIARA is a gift from my daughter. To remind me that I am QUEEN....  of the KITCHEN!










 
RECIPE:  sprinkle 1 packet of dry yeast on 250 ml warm milk, together with a teaspoon of sugar.  Let it rise. In the meantime, in a large bowl  mix 40 g. softened  butter, 1 ts. salt and 2 T sugar Mix in one whole egg.When the yeast is bubbly,  add it to  the egg mixture together with   200g regular flour, and 200g wholewheat flour. Mix well, then knead for about 5 minutes. Place the dough back in the bowl and let it rise for about one hour, or until doubled in size. When risen, punch it down, roll it out into a triangle and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on it. Roll it up and cut into pieces. Place the pieces in a 9in square or round tin, press them down a bit, and let them rise again for about 20 minutes. Preheat the overn to 200° C. Bake for  15-18 minutes.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

SHARE-IN STYLE: ACCESSORIES

A 1960s Peter Pan collar dress. It is a hand-me up from my daughter of course. The shoes (Monsoon children fashion!)  are  a gift from her, and the humungous lollypop was also her idea. So here I am dressed up like Twiggy:)

Il vestito stile anni 60 me lo ha rifilato mia figlia perché non lo mette più, le scarpe (Monsoon bambini!)  sono un suo regalo e il lecca-lecca è una sua idea. Ed eccomi qui vestita alla Twiggy:)











Friday, April 25, 2014

HANDMADE FOR ME

My daughter came to Sicily for the Easter Holiday and  brought me this gorgeous fuchsia  bag by HANDMADE FOR YOU. 









Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RED AND BLUE / ROSSO E BLUE

I took advantage of an exceptionally nice day to take some pictures, and luckily I did because today we're back to rain, wind and cold. A strange spring!



Monday, April 14, 2014

GABRIELE GARKO: THE LEGEND


Gabriele Garko is the HOTTEST Italian actor since Marcello Mastroianni. He is 39 years old, half Sicilian ( like me -  I just  had to rub that  in),  has that “if looks can kill” eyes;  the “I’m God’s gift to women” attitude, and those Elvis-like lips. It’s easy to see why Italian women are wild over him.  He is the ONLY and LAST Latin Lover left in Italy.  No wonder he has been chosen to play…guess who?  RUDY!!!  Yes, none other than  Rodolfo Valentino, the idol of American women in the 1920s.

These days Garko’s name is all over the place... TV, newspapers,  social networks, blogs,  magazines and whatever. Everyone in Italy  is anxiously waiting for “RODOLFO  VALENTINO – LA LEGGENDA”  which will be aired on  Italian TV   (Canale 5) in a few days, on the 17th and 22nd of April to be precise. This past Saturday  night,  Garko was invited to the  AMICI show as a judge, along with Sabrina Ferilli (who acted in  The Great Beauty) and some other  personalities.  The highlight of the show was Garko performing the tango as Valentino.  Half of Italy, if not all of it,  swooned. Sabrina certainly almost did.  She looked as if she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw him.  Watch the video here below and you’ll understand why.  Make sure  you’re seated .  To be on the safe side, have some smelling salts nearby.

For my MALE READERS …here is a treat.  Gabriele Garko’s  very own 5 RULES OF SEDUCTION.  Read them and take note.

1)    MAKE HER LAUGH

2)    BE PASSIONATE

3)    SHOWER HER WITH BEAUTIFUL GIFTS

4)    SURPRISE HER … ALWAYS

5)    DON’T  PRETEND TO BE  SOMEONE  ELSE, BE  HONEST  ALL  THE  TIME

LADIES, which are your favorites?  Mine are #1 and #5
 
Here is the link to Garko's steamy tango on the AMICI show on Saturday, April 12, 2014

http://www.wittytv.it/amici/il-bel-gabriel-fa-strage-di-cuori/





 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SHARE-IN-STYLE: FLOWERS / CONDIVISIONE DI STILE: FIORI

My blogger friend Sacramento  www.mispapelicos.com is having a share-in-style using flowers and she kindly  asked me to contribute a post.  Here it is:   the daisies which are just starting to bloom.  As usual, I'm wearing a hand-me up from my daughter...what else is new? :)  NOTE:  picture No. 4....my characteristic Mussolini pose.

La mia amica blogger Sacramento  www.mispapelicos.com  ha avuto in mente di fare un post di condivisione con il tema Fiori. Mi ha gentilmente chiesto un contributo ed eccolo:  le margherite che stanno cominciando a fiorire. Il vestito ovviamente è uno che mi ha passato mia figlia. DA NOTARE:  foto no. 4 ... la mia consueta posa alla Mussolini.







Thursday, April 10, 2014

SPRING (?) IN TRAPANI / MARZO PAZZO

In Italian we say MARZO PAZZO....March is crazy. This year especially!  Look at the strange weather we've had this past month. The pictures below were taken between March 18 and April 7, 2014...winter, summer, spring and autumn all in one month!

Certo che più pazzo di così non si può. In un mese abbiamo assaggiato tutte le stagioni.  E che vento pure!