I chose this picture for my first real post because it represents all the things I love about my life and my family. This is my cousin’s oven, it is in his country house in Sicily. He hosted us and some of our extended family and friends on our last trip to our home town. The pizza is a simple recipe: dough, sauce, cheese, garlic and olive oil. The menu was also simple: pizza, wine, fruit and pastries (we brought the pastries.) So what makes this special? Well for us, it’s the family getting together to make something delicious to share. It’s the homemade wine from grapes grown outside the veranda. It’s the olive oil purchased from the local farmer. It’s the hospitality borne out of love and respect for who and what we are. Sicilianissimi!