Month: September 2013

Scent of Sicily

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  I have a beautiful lemon tree just outside my kitchen door and almost always have a bowl of lemons on the counter. To me, their citrus aroma shouts out…

Limoncello Fresco

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  The famous Italian lemon liqueur, Limoncello, is simply lemon zest steeped in vodka for several weeks, then mixed with a simple syrup and aged a little longer. Served icy…

Flavored Ice Cubes

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  A scorching Arizona summer screams for ice-cold beverages. My favorite beverage happens to be water. I enjoy aqua natural (still water) and aqua frizzante (sparkling water). I’m fortunate to…

Frullato

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  Frullati (plural) are smoothies, “Italian-style.” During the summer in Italy, you can get this refreshing, cold and creamy drink in any espresso bar. The barista will skillfully make this…

Lemon Capri

  The picturesque Island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, once a rather secret destination for artists, writers and the rich and famous, sees nearly 10,000 visitors a day…

Chocolate Espresso Ice Cubes

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  I have been making “ice cubes” to have on hand for our iced coffees. I have made Creamy Milk Cubes, Cappuccini Cubes and “Ice” Coffee. Sometimes I add chocolate…

Sweet Cappuccini Cubes

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  During the hot months of summer, a refreshing iced coffee is a welcome drink. Keep these sweet cubes of coffee and sweetened condensed milk, (milk with sugar) in your…

Creamy Milk Cubes

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  For those who enjoy milk in their iced coffee, these creamy milk cubes work perfectly. Because evaporated milk has had the water removed, your iced coffee will not become…

“Ice” Coffee

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  One of my favorite times of the day is my mid-afternoon coffee break. It occurs sometime after lunch and long before dinner. There are days I am alone and…
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