Exploring: Bosco di Santo Pietro

February 9, 2011

This was how we spent last Sunday. Basking in the sun, eating excessive amounts of delicious food, and hiking through Bosco di Santo Pietro where I learned that cork trees don't really have corks hanging from their branches like in the Ferdinand illustrations. Usually, my favorite part of our Sunday adventures  are the hikes that we take, but last Sunday our lunch was the highlight of the day for me. 

As we ventured further and further into the countryside, I began to worry that our adventure would soon turn into a very hungry one. And then we saw the little white sign: "Antichi Sapori Mediterranei"(ancient Mediterranean flavors). We backed up and pulled into one of the most delightful meals we have had since moving to Sicily and that's saying a lot since we had many good meals in Sicily. Freshly grilled artichokes, fava beans, broccoli, couscous, ricotta cheese, salami, pumpkin, sauteed greens, bread hot from the oven, olives, roasted chickpeas, another bean dish, caponata...those were just the appetizers which took us nearly two hours to eat. We ate so much of the antipasti course that we wimped out on the full meal which would have meant two pasta dishes, a meat dish, salad, and dessert. Sunday lunch in Sicily is a very good thing.
Stacy said...

It sounds like a perfect Sunday and perhaps a future favorite memory of your time there.

se7en said...

Wow... I think you found a piece of heaven on earth!!! Wonderful!!!

Sonja said...

Don't tell me your kids eat all those vegetables and greens! Mine never would! But it sounds delicious to me!

Theresa said...

That spread looks fabulous. I can't wait to get back to Italy and simply eat!

Jen said...

Wow! I am with you...I would gorge myself on appetizers and have no room for the meal. Especially when it looks that delicious!

Wanderluster said...

What a picture-perfect Sunday with the family!

Arrows Sent Forth said...

Looks delicious!

Cami said...

This is how I picture food in Italy. Outdoors on big platters in some sort of orchard. Looks fantastic!

Camels & Chocolate said...

I've had Sicily on the brain lately. My husband lived there for three years and has been dying to take me there--I've been all over mainland Italy but never to any of the islands!

Heather said...

Oh my heavens. Wonderful! And I love that puddle shot--the reflection, dappled light, curves in path and trees. Wonderful! (to be redundant...)

Myra said...

You've just described my ideal Sunday (and my ideal meal!)

Saretta said...

I just love lunches like that, one of the best things about life in Italy!

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