Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Off to Italy!!  
Not really, but with this gorgeous spring weather and warm sunshine, memories of Positano are fresh in Carlin's mind.

Il San Pietro Di Positano

Limoncello is the PERFECT summer liqueur, but make your batch soon -- it has to soak for 40 days.  Italians sip this after-dinner drink in small, chilled ceramic cups.  Salute!

Peel 7 lemons.
Soak them in 2 pints pure alcohol (vodka works well) for 40 days.
Filter and mix the resulting liquid with just over 3 pints water and 2.2 lbs sugar.
Heat on stove and bring to a boil.  Leave it to cool before bottling.
Serve chilled.
This will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks or in the freezer for months.

Il San Pietro Di Positano

Il San Pietro Di Positano

photo by John Ecker

Lemon farm in Procida
photo: bon appetit

This little Earthborn pottery cup is the perfect vessel for Limoncello!  
Available through C & A Camp!


  1. Take me away... Looks wonderful!! :)

  2. yes....take me away as well...you, your shop,your blog and all your posts always inspire me to imagine a life of refinement,elegance. A life where people take the time to savor a meal, a conversation with the aroma of Linoncello evoking a summer evening in Italy. Thank you for urging us to live life with more enjoyment and grace. As you say to me all the time "It is just as easy to celebrate the moment with great food, ambiance, friends, as to not...so why not?"