When anyone asks me where I would like to visit and/or live, Italy comes to mind first. Both of my Grandparents from my Mother’s side of the family came from Italy.
It is in my blood and I love the lifestyle.
I never realized how much Italy felt like home until I started watching a YouTube channel called: Positano Diaries – Nicki Positano – Amalfi Coast Lifestyle
Oh my goodness, I was in love with Positano, the Amalfi Coast, surrounding towns and Nicki’s lifestyle.
I searched for more videos where the people lived in other Italian communities and subscribed to them as well. Positano is my favorite as the lifestyle there is what I want.
I live in Arizona, the desert, where the summers are very hot. The lifestyle is very different from Italy, but I do my best to bring some Italian flavor to my life.
Nicki has a large and beautiful garden with veggies, herbs and fruit growing in abundance.
My garden is tiny, but with the table, umbrella, and growing vegetables and herbs, it is my little piece of Italy. I also have plants in terracotta pots on my front porch because I noticed that terracotta is popular in Italy.
I was lucky to get my Mother’s Italian sauce recipe. I make a large batch, freeze some of it, and share the rest with friends and family. I haven’t made homemade noodles yet, but one thing at a time. Her sauce was delicious on the ravioli we had the other day.
Besides drinking wine, I also love it when an Italian drink is introduced to me. While at Sharon’s house, we made the beginnings of Limoncello with vodka and lemon peels.
I took my jar home, and after a week I added the sugar and water to make the syrup. I added the mixture to a bottle and put it in the fridge. Oh my goodness, it is so frickin’ good!! All you need is a shot or two at a time, and you are happy.
I didn’t talk much about clothes because I am more of a southwest hippie fashion gal. I guess I will have to explain that in another post.