Refreshing Orange Salad

During orange season nothing beats an original orange salad.

Recipe for 2.

Ingredients : 2 large oranges,2 green onions, 4 spoons extra virgin olive oil, a splash of balsamic vinegar, chilli pepper to taste, pinch of salt.

Start by peeling 2 large oranges.

Cut the oranges in small cubes, chop the green onions, toss them together, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt, mix thoroughly, let sit for 5 minutes then mix again, now its ready to enjoy….

I have it for breakfast, with fresh bread and a glass of wine..its healthier than bacon & eggs.. I always say that wine its not just a’ breakfast drink “:-)

Prickly Pears From Our Cactus Trees (Opuntia is a Genus in the Cactus Family Cactaceae)

Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant. Many types of prickly pears grow into dense, tangled structures.

Like all true cactus species, prickly pears are native only to the Americas, but they have been introduced to other parts of the globe.n Here in Sicily they were introduced by the spanish when the island was under spanish domain.

The fruit is ready to eat mid August…they are very sweet but their flesh is a bit seedy, basically when you eat it you crumble the fruit in the mouth and then swallow it down..very healthy.

Delicious Sweet Black Figs

Every year at the end of August our 80 years old fig tree makes the sweetest figs, it was planted by my grandfather, now we enjoy them for breakfast or just get up very early in the morning and grab one to eat right on the spot, cold and crisp from the night cool air. If you are here you too can have as many as you like.