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San Gandolfo Festival
The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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The Most Holy Crucifix
Starts May 1st
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La Sagra delle Nocciole (The Hazelnut Festival)
Always in August usually after the 15th, a moveable date

Lo Sfoglio
Late August

Santa Lucia
December 13


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Baking Sicilian Aniseed Biscuits

Posted by Suzanne on 29 Apr 2016


Biting into a light biscuit filled with tiny pieces of fragrant, yet subtle aniseed tastes delicious; the exoticness of aniseed within a golden, oven toasted biscuit. 

I needed a tablespoon, plus a little more of this aromatic spice  to bake 40 or so ‘Biscotti all’ Anice’; a simple Sicilian biscuit.

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Sicilian Vistas

Posted by Suzanne on 15 Apr 2016


  'Touched by the goddess' Sicilian vistas are stirring and beautiful. The writer Francine Prose, in her book "Sicilian Odyssey", talks of the Sicilian landscape as being gifted by the goddess, "the golden hills, the turquoise coast, the warm sun, the stands of wild fennel and orange...'

She also speaks of Sicily being a land of  the "most extreme natural and made man splendor...'

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Sicilian Tiles

Posted by Suzanne on 01 Apr 2016

  Coloured, patterned and some time worn beauty Traditionally colourful, vibrant, glazed and nearly always patterned with swirls, geometric simplicity and detailed floral beauty, Sicilian tiles reflect the island's centuries old love of the art of ceramics.

Tiles line the floors of Sicilian dining rooms, sitting rooms, bedrooms, ballrooms and entries. They are laid on benches, stairways, stoves, kitchen splashbacks and laundry boilers; they are essential to a Sicilian interior.

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