Monday, 23 June 2008

Italy trip June 2008

Part 1 Sicily:

Yes we go all the way to Italy and photograph doors and windows, but no one does doors and windows quite like the Italians:

Three things stand out from the trip: Lemons, Gelati and Bougainvillea

is a lemon liqueur produced mainly in southern Italy. It is made from lemon rind, alcohol, water and sugar, but no actual lemon juice. 

15 lemons (choose thick-skinned lemons that are easier to zest)
2 bottles (750ml) 100 proof vodka
4 cups suagr
5 cups water

• Wash the lemons and carefully zest making sure not to get the white part underneath the rind as its too bitter and will spoil the lemoncello
• In a large glass jar add one bottle of vodka and add the lemon zest, cover and let it sit at room temperature for up to 40 days in a cool dark place
• In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water, cook until thickened 5-7mins. Let it cool and add to limoncello mixture. Add the additional vodka and rest for another 40 days.
• Strain and bottle, discarding the lemon zest. Keep in the freezer until ready to

Located on a terrace of Monte Taurowith view to Mt Etna, Taormina is full of antique and craft shops, delis and designer boutiques. 

The cathedral in Syracuse was originally a Greek temple. Inside you can see the huge 5th century BC Doric columns.

The Valley of the Temples is the ancient Greek city of Akragas.

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