Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Hour (Italian style)!

Who says you need to go out for a Happy Hour? Happy Hour at home is a lot of fun! The process of preparing everything makes me happy in itself :) Well, I just opened a a few bags and jars.... but that bean salad is homemade!

Chi ha detto che bisogna fare l'Happy Hour fuori? L'Happy Hour a casa è molto divertente! Tutto il preparamento in se, mi riempie di felicità :) Beh, ho giusto aperto un po' di buste e barattoli.....comunque quei fagioli sono fatti in casa!




I laid out some mini slices of salami, mini bruschetta's with Sicilian sun dried tomatoes and Sicilian pecorino cheese (made from Sheep's milk),  mini hot-dogs, borlotti beans flavored with olive oil/vinegar/garlic.....



fonzies (these are an Italian version of Cheetos, nice and cheesy!), green olives, Sicilian pistacchios from a place called Bronte, and capers (capperi!)  from Pantelleria (a place in Sicily famous for these capers and raisins)....


pickled mushrooms (funghi sott'olio), two non-alcholic, typical Italian drinks: Crodino and Sanbitter (both bittersweet), Mikado chocolate sticks (obviously not Italian, but Japanese :)), and mini forks in green, white and red- the colors of the Italian flag! Non sono carini le mini forchette di color verde, bianco e rosso?


Hope you enjoyed this Happy Hour in Sicily, and that you have space for lunch (or dinner!)
Evviva l'Happy Hour all'italiana! 


23 comments:

  1. Am I invited? That all looks so appetizing! I've got to go to Pantelleria one of these days, I heard that they also have the best Zibibbo there.

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  2. That look sooooo nice. My mums family is Spanish so I get some great food sometimes. Spanish and Italian is definitely my favourite, I went to a nice Italian in Kingston (LDN) last week, but I bet it's nothing in comparison to the real deal?

    I'm having a MAC, Natural Collection and H&M giveaway here if you'd like to check it out/enter it :)
    xxx

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  3. POSSO PARTECIPARE A QUESTO PARTY!!!!!
    BRAVA,CHE BUONO!!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious & yummy, I'm almost starting to droll *lol*
    Your guests must feel really honored with what you prepared for them - or did you do it for yourself/family?

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  5. Ciao bella :)
    You almost made me cry with these photos of delicious Italian food! I miss it soooo much! fresh salami and olives!
    xox
    http://crashingred.com
    p.s. Loving your blog! Would you like to follow each other?

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  6. Uhm beh.. all'italiana credo sia la scelta migliore!

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  7. Ma che meraviglia! Un abbraccio e complimenti

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  8. Thanks for your kind comments at The Robot Lunch Box! Looks like you are doing a great job with your blog so far! And I also love anything vintage or retro (and Mikado of course!).
    Speak soon,

    Liam

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  9. Thanks for following my blog. I too am half Italian (3rd generation in America) and blog about Italian food occaisonally. I really like how your blog is bilingual, I speak only a little Italian but pick up phrases when I can. Thanks again. Buon giorno.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish I could be there joining you for an aperitivo.

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  11. great nibbles and wow love the choc cake and tea :-) adore Italy thanks for visiting my blog

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  12. This is my favorite way to eat! A little bit of this, a little bit of that. It all draws me in and begs me to pull up a chair. Many thanks for the visit. Do you think you could have me bilingual by September?

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  13. Oh my, that looks sooo amazing. I bet it taste better than looks=) oh and thanks i am a lil better today but now its snowing...ick hahaha hope your doing well, hugs from the states=)

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  14. Anche io adoro il brunch fatto in casa!!!! ;))

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  15. Merci pour votre commentaire sur mon blog de scrap digit !!
    Pour l'apéritif à quel moment pouvons nous venir ?????????????????? hihihihihihi !!
    Vos images nous mettent en appétit !!
    A bientôt !
    Hildegarde

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  16. Mi piace l'happy hour all'italiana.....e a casa mia si fa molto spesso....grazie anche a mia moglie spagnola amante delle tapas!!! Mi aggiungo ai tuoi sostenitori così ti tengo d'occhio!

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  17. Your food makes me hungry again even though I just had my breakfast. lol :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog btw. hehe Ciao from Hong Kong!

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  18. wow! this looks so delicious!!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  20. Very nice blog, but... in which language should I write my comments? On peut faire en français? xD
    Ad ogni modo, ho eliminato il commento precedente perché conteneva una gaffe...xD E comunque (e NON per riparare alla figuraccia xD)sono tra i tuoi follower, il tuo blog mi mette allegria!

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  21. ooh it looks AMAZING!
    I just want some of these things now D:
    and these olives... hmmm I love olives!
    xx

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