Roadside Oranges

January 7, 2010

Sicily's orange season is still in full swing. Lots of oranges for sale on the sides of small country roads. And even this super big orange which sells couscous, crepes, and grilled artichokes in addition to freshly squeezed orange juice. It's the closest thing to a drive-through that I have seen since moving here and although I occasionally crave Popeye's biscuits and chicken (sad to admit, but it's hard to get rid of my Louisiana cravings) I think this Sicilian version of roadside fast food is pretty amazing.

I am signing off of the blog for awhile. Headed back to the States to be with Jill and her girls. I will miss Adam and the kids and all of the Sicilian oranges, but so glad I am able to do this trip.
Laurie said...

I LOVE IT! :-) Safe travels to see Jill...still sending them prayers and positive thoughts.

likeschocolate said...

The food looks like Heaven. Enjoy your visit back here to the states.

Dawn said...

That is the most amazing drive thru scene! Yummy!
Best wishes with your travels!

Dana said...

A couple of weeks ago I paid 10 Euro for a crate of clementines from a Sicilian on the side of the road! I don't regret a single penny, a single Euro penny. They were the best we've had all season.

I also bought his olive oil.

Emily said...

I'm so glad you stopped at that roadside stand! I noticed it for the first time (ever) yesterday and wanted to stop, but we were late to ballet. I hope they're still there next week!

Have a safe trip back to the USA. We'll miss you!

Juniper said...

The food looks delicious! It sure is orange season here too, at the local little veg. shop you have a choice of oranges from Italy, Egypt or two local varieties from Malta.. and all are around 1 euro a kilo! Enjoy your trip back to the states, safe travels.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Ths looks good - especially those artichokes :) Hope you have a great trip!

Karen said...

Lucia, I love being brought back to Sicily through your photos. I'm thinking this is the same guy I snapped a photo of last winter (http://www.southofrome.com/2008/12/oranges-oranges-everywhere.html). Also looks like his prices came down! Must mean there are LOTS of oranges right now. I'm making due with the blood orange marmalade I made with my Siilian oranges before leaving Italy. I'm glad you'll be able to go visit your friend. I'm sure your being there will bring her comfort. Have a safe trip.- K

Tara said...

Good for you. Nothing better a loyal, reliable friend.
Tara B.

craftymama said...
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craftymama said...

that food looks amazing! i've been away from reading blogs for a while- i'm glad to catch up with you. looks like life in Sicily is agreeing with you guys. Happy New Year- and i'm so sorry about your friend- it's good you can go there.

aimee said...

that giant orange is outstanding! we'll miss your posts while you're gone :)

Lynette said...

I'll take the artichokes, thank you!

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