Saturday, June 06, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Another award was given to me by Ciao Chow Linda back in April, and I guarantee that if you click on this link you will want to lick the screen. Her recipes are mouthwatering.

I’m mean’t to list another ten things about myself, but you don’t have to read them.

1. Put a mozzarella in the fridge in Campania and your husband will have grounds for divorce (MEA CULPA).

2. Cherry tomatoes (piennoli) taste better in sauces after they’ve hung for several months under the eaves.

3. I like to string hot peppers together and plait my onions. No reason why vegetables shouldn’t be decorative before they are eaten.

4. I have a BIG problem with ants in summer at Positano. They come out of every crack imaginable and in a house as old as ours there are a lot. And mostly behind the kitchen cabinets. But I’m not the only one in town.

5. Sometimes I walk down the 350 steep steps to the beach just to have an iced tea with lemon granita at the bar. Then up again.

6. Figs warm from the tree are delicious for breakfast. Just ask my waist.

7. When I go out to eat, I like to order things that I don’t know how to prepare at home. It doesn’t leave much choice at Italian restaurants.

8. I’m beginning to run out of things. I found a lizard in my garlic basket once. He was watching me wash the dishes.

9. A gecko has taken up residence behind a large painting in our living room. We’ve thrown him out several time but he likes it there.

10. My husband likes to cook. He cleans and cooks the fish, which is a relief.

I’ll pass this reward on to:

Anne of Oxfordshire, a friend who surprised me with a beautiful enlargement of her strawberry flower;

Aglio,Olio e Peperoncino;

a hazy moon from Australia;

Ciao Amalfi

Italy Tutto for her great work in grouping all Italian related sites together. You will find any blog that you are looking for here.

Phew!

7 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Scintilla, wow thank you for my award :-) didn't notice it until now...so pleased you like the Strawberry flower photo too!!

Delwyn said...

Hi Scintilla

What a surprise to come across this mention. Thank you my dear for your encouragement.

I left a note back at the tea tree story but will repeat it here. I often wonder whether people go back to past stories looking for responses. Do you? I do if I remember I have posed a question or added something to the story that is a bit different. Any way here 'tis:


Hi Scintilla,

The scribbly tree is the SCRIBBLY GUM...I wrote a post on him on May 11, if you are interested flick back there for the story on the ogmograptis moth... it is fascinating...

Happy Days

LaDue & Crew said...

haha...we have a gecko, too! I love figs, and lemon granita too, so maybe we should meet and share..? lol... {{{hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Don't kill the gecko, it's a good luck pet! Of course I understand they look kind of scary but are totally harmless and do tend to leave always in the same spot. I have one here too, not in the home but just outside my kitchen and it NEVER moves from it's little area.
dollyna

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Dollyna- I never kill anything except for ants and mosquitoes. I love little geckos.

Laura said...

Ciao Scintilla! Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing this award with me. I am honestly very honored! I enjoyed your list. I especially understand no.1, and I love that you plait your onions and string your peppers together. One day this summer I would love to enjoy a lemon granita with you. Oh, yeah, we have ants down this way, too. Thanks for this lovely award!!

italytutto said...

Ciao
I've only just seen this - thank you so much for mentioning me. I am inded honoured!