Saturday, March 28, 2020

A Sweet Breakfast

In Sicily breakfast usually consists of sweets and coffee or cappuccino. 

Here is a Ginger Sponge pudding that I made and other sweets.

A Croissant from Buon Giorno Bio, an apricot tartlet, Fig Newtons and my Ginger Sponge Pudding. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020


In Sicily, as in all of Italy, we have been told to stay at home. If we do go out we have to carry a self-declaration with us, in case the police stop us.

The only reasons we can go out  are for food shopping, medicines, necessity (post office, bank....) and to take out the dog.

Some supermarkets have already experienced empty shelves. When the news came out that we couldn't go out people rushed to the supermarkets. Now however supermarkets and food shops have taken strict measures ... only one person at a time is allowed to go inside, some supermarkets provide disinfectant for the hands and then give customers plastic gloves. The cashiers and staff are wearing masks.  Luckily some supermarkets now offer home delivery (at a small price) so that older people and people who can't go out can stock up.

Mothers are a bit stressed out having their kids home all the time, and kids are bored out of their minds being home. They can't have friends over and they themselves cannot go out.

Some schools are offering lessons through Skype, but if the children are small then the parents have to stay close to them, and most parents here don't know how to use Skype. The older kids learn quickly but older people are not used to studying long distance, especially at the beginning. 

There are so many things to do at home ... clean the house, read, watch movies on TV, cook. 

How is the situation where you are, and what are you doing at home=

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020


Swiss Roll is the easiest and quickest dessert you can make if you need a dessert quickly. Just whip  3 eggs  with 100 g sugar, add 100 g. flour sifted, and 1 T warm water. Pour it into a swiss roll tin and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C.

Let it cool then spread jam or Nutella on it and roll.