beverage

Lavender Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade. I make Lavender lemonade basically the same way I prepare Italian limonata (lemonade). It begins with making a simple syrup…
Sicilian Sunrise

Sicilian Sunrise

  A colorful libation to begin a delicious day! Brunch is my favorite way to entertain. It can be casual or elegant, yet the atmosphere is always festive, friendly and…

Sicilian Arancello

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  Many families throughout Italy and Sicily make their own limoncello, the famous Italian lemon liquor. There was a time when this digestivo (after dinner drink) was difficult to find…

Fennel Apple Spritzer

  Coming up with this recipe was the answer to two questions that started off the day; What kind of non-alcoholic drink can I offer for a lunch I am…

Blueberry Ice Cubes

  Last summer, an unexpected trip out of town, found me with a refrigerator full of fruits and vegetables that I did not want to go to waste. So, I…

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…

Limonata

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  When the weather begins to heat up, many of us reach for a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade to cool off. Italian limonata (lemonade) requires only a few simple…
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