MERLA days

It is " i giorni della Merla (hen blackbird)". According to our ancestors legend, the last three days of January (29, 30 and 31, or according to others legends the last two days of January and February 1st) are supposed to be the three coldest days of the year.


Carnival is on the way

According to the Catholic religious tradition, the Carnival begins with the Septuagesima Sunday (the first of the ninth Sunday preceding the Holy Week according to the Gregorian calendar and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent).


My assistance consists in ...

Clients like to be updated about the work in progress at their house when restoration works are requested. I provide this assistance too and I like taking pictures and I enjoy it a lot! I'm your eyes at distance.


8th December

The Immaculate Conception of Mary is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin. It is completely distinct from the Virginity of Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus, though it is a popular mistake to confuse them.


Christmas is on the way

Christmas time starts in Italy on the 8th of December and ends with the Epiphany on the 6th January. In this period, just waiting for the Jesus's birth, markets are held showing numerous decorations, nativity figurines, sweets and gifts.


Picking Olives

In October olives are ripe enough to be picked but sometimes you must wait until December, it depends on the variety of the olive and according to the region where they are, the weather condition and the picking method you are using.



Peach is the ideal fruit for the summer. It is a cool, refreshing and low calorie fruit, so it is perfect for those who want to keep in line. It is the fruit of the peach tree, Prunus persica, coming from China, where it is considered a symbol of immortality.


Anna's Recipe Lemon Cream Liquor

INGREDIENTS Half litre alcohol 5 bio lemon peel 1kg sugar 1litre UHT milk Bag of vanilla METHOD Soak the 5 lemon peels in very small pieces in the alcohol for 48 hours. Simmer the milk with sugar to dissolve the sugar. Add vanilla and leave to cool down. Then add the alcohol without the peel.




4 eggs

200 dl. sunflower oil

200 dl. milk

300 g. sugar

350 g. pastry flour

16 g. baking powder


grated lemon peel



Gli Amici della Pasquetta - San Salvo (CH)

Tradition in Abruzzo celebrating the 6th January Epiphany.
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