Sicily, so far

July 24, 2012

Hello friends!

We’re about a third of our way into our Sicilian adventure. Driving around the Island is a load of fun, and truly not as terrifying as I had expected. We’re doing good, we really are. We’ve named our car Elaine, after the one and only Elaine Benes. She’s hot stuff, naturally.

Elaine took us from Catania, where I made friends with Johnny, the fruit vendor.

A whole bag of nectarines for 1 euro? Yes please.

We then headed to our beloved Ortigia, in Syracuse. Day trips to Ragusa and Ferla have been beautiful.

And the food has been spectacular. No surprises there, right?

Here we have a humble little market meal. With some chilled vino to help ease us into the afternoon.


Leaves, fresh basil, tomato. Bread, salami. More tomatoes. Everywhere, tomatoes. I now eat them like apples. I’ve also been enjoying the most heavenly ricotta while in Sicily. I fear I’ll never eat as well again…

Next we head inland, before visiting a few more coastal towns. We’ll end our Sicilian trip in the feisty beast that is Palermo. Detailed posts on Sicily will follow. I promise to show you each scoop of gelato and every strand of spaghetti. It’s all been a dream, truly.

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

    delightful! and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who names our travel cars! I think we had Freddy the Fiat when in Europe 🙂

  • Leah July 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Wow Heidi it all looks devine.

    Can't wait for the more detailed posts too 🙂

  • Ros July 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I love Sicily! Can't wait to read the details 🙂

  • Michelle Chin July 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    you're so pretty. 🙂 i see the glow in you!

  • mamacino July 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    My family is from Ragusa and we also spent some time in Ortigia…absolutely love love love it…enjoy xx

  • xoCATox July 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    All of this looks absolutely amazing! I am insanely jealous of your little adventure.

    Your humble little market meal looks like utter perfection to me! xx

  • Iron Chef Shellie July 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    bahaha Elaine 😛

    Looks amazing, and summer fruit so cheap! <3

  • The InTolerant Chef July 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Lovely times indeed!

  • Ashley July 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Aww, how beautiful the scenery is! I love driving around Europe, very jealous! 🙂

  • Taryn July 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    You and Ben seem like you are having the most incredible time Heidi, I am truly inspired by your travels xx T

  • Yasmeen July 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    What a happy and delicious trip you are having! You guys look so, so, so beaming 🙂