|Loves leopard print, never slows down|
|My sister also got her some fruitcakes too|
|Nonna Giulia in Arberesh dress|
I do this while waiting for her Cuccidati, fig cookies she learned how to make from her Sicilian mother-in-law, my grandmother Giulia.
Now if I could only figure out how to get her here to make her famous cannoli.
Yeah. My mom might be Calabrese, but her Sicilian pastries are every bit as good as any Sicilians.
|1 cannolo, 2 cannoli...|
And if you prefer savory, she can even out-Greek the Greeks. You should taste her dolmades. They give an Assyrtico or an Insolia greater reason for being.
|Mom and Dad in California's Golden Age|
Anyone who knows my mom has come to realize there is more to life than surviving and food. But she isn’t going to slow down to philosophize to you or me about it. She is always on the move, heading towards 100 at breakneck speed.
Thanks for the fruitcakes, mom. I love you. Happy Fruitcake Day! Centanni!
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