Dec. 23, 2019

The finished product of last week’s effort. This Sicilian desert has about five different names depending upon the region. It is basically tiny fried dough balls covered in a caramelized honey cinnamon sauce.

This Sicilian desert was one of my Mom’s favorites. It translates to "ribbons" and is served with honey.

NEWSLETTER. The ghost of Christmas past

December 23rd, 2019

As I watch the 1951 version of “A Christmas Carol" starring Alister Sim I always pause and reflect on the following quotation from Charles Dickens classic tale:

“But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.

"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”

With that thought we send our best wishes for a holiday season that brings warmth and happiness for all of our customers and friends around the globe. This is the time when the light returns to the sky, the days will grow longer and we know there is hope looking forward.

Best regards,

John and Julie Bernunzio 

PS: John will be making his famous Christmas manicotti with braciole. It is his grandmother’s recipe so there will be twice as much as we can eat. If anyone out there finds themselves in need of food and/or company on Christmas Day feel free to send him some type of electronic message and he will send you the time and place.


We will have a meat sauce but also a surprise vegetarian option!

merry merry merry!!!