This is the beauty of living in the center of activity. You step out of the door and there is the market, the sea, the historic old town, the tourists and the locals doing their daily fare…
This is only the first of a series of albums I will be sharing with you, to show how it is to live in this beautiful, colourful and vibrant city.
It has everything I need, and prefer, in life!
The happiness of the people around me – despite their own problems about their country, their economy, their government – is so infectious!
And I don’t need to dig deep into my pocket to sustain a good quality of life.
I have travelled to so many places but Italy is always calling me to go back.
And what could be a better place than Syracuse in Sicily …
Aubergine for grilling. Slice them thin, dab with olive oil/garlic/thyme/salt/pepper mixture
and grill them on a grilling pan – voila! delish!
That’s it, boy! Nice pose for Facebook!
The perfect combination to an ambrosiac meal…
Baby artichokes at 1euro a kilo. They are very small, and I’ve never seen this kind in France nor the UK.
And the bigger variety would cost a lot in France, anyway..
Boxes full of fragole (strawberries). It’s the season of strawberries in Sicily
and they are currently celebrating the Festa della Fragolla (Strawberry Festival)
Life is not complete without cheese and wine. Table wine produced in Sicily. This is all we need…..
The local knife/scissor sharpener.
Look at how he managed to incorporate his machinery into his scooter.
“How old is your scooter?” I asked in Italian.
“Trent’anni!’, he beamed…. (thirty years)
“And how much for sharpening a knife?”
“Un euro cinquanta”…(1.50 euros)
“hmmm… molto economico!”…(very cheap!)
The famous Sicilian desert – Cannoli!
And the vendor, noticing my continuous photographing of his cannoli, handed me one – free!
I must say, it is “Ambrosia!”
The cheesy cream is so delicious, and the crackling pastry is what makes it so exciting to eat!