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My name is Scott and I like to travel. There I said it, wow that does feel better. There is probably a program for my affliction somewhere. I am what I would consider a Normal Guy. I am a native Arizonan, sometimes we are called “Zonies”. I am in my mid 40′s and enjoy a great life. I am self employed and have a wonderful daughter and Partner. Although I would say my life is a fairly normal one, I am also quite lucky in that I have the ability to travel and enjoy the world, I enjoy learning about other cultures and experiencing the world around us. I want to be right upfront about the type of travel I enjoy and the type I don’t. You will probably not ever read a story of about me backpacking my way through the serengeti during the height of summer, nor will you probably read any stories of me sleeping in the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton in Paris. I am not a budget traveler, nor am I an uber luxury traveler, I fall somewhere in the middle, where most people fall I believe. I started this blog for the sole purpose of sharing my stories, my views and my excitement for traveling around this world with my friends, family. However it doesn’t stop there for me, I also wanted to make friends with others around the world, those who travel and those who dream of travel. Blogs and Websites evolve over time, mine will no doubt expand over time as well please come back and see what has taken place. However if you have come to my blog to schedule a flight or a hotel, this is not the place.

Amalfi Lemon’s are so Divine

Without a doubt one of my favorite places in the World.  If you have followed me or read a post or two you already know my feelings about Italy and specifically the Amalfi Coast.  I am excited to get back there this May for my annual trip.  In the meantime, I wanted to share this lovely video from Nicki Positano.  You can follow Nicki on Face book here.

Courtesy: the guardian

Surely Amalfi lemons, not apples, were the fruit that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. Who could resist reaching up and touching such a beautiful, knobbly fruit hanging beneath rustling green leaves? It would have been too much for the strongest-minded woman.

The Amalfi lemon is widely regarded by cooks as the prince among lemons, rivalled only by its Sicilian brethren. Grown on the hills of Campania in Italy – in particular around Sorrento and Amalfi – it is at its best in the summer months.

‘As the weather becomes increasingly hot, their flavour seems to become more intense,’ explains Patricia Michelson, owner of La Fromagerie in London. ‘We buy them direct from the Italian market each Monday. People often think that they are only good in January and February, but in reality, their best period is starting now. By August they’ll smell absolutely amazing.’

Naturally, such fruit is not waxed, and if you finely pare or grate its skin, you will release its intensely lemony aromatic oils. A dish of pasta tossed with Amalfi lemon zest, parsley, garlic and extra-virgin olive oil is heavenly. Its bitter pith is thick – perfectly designed for home-made candied peel or lemon marmalade. Its flesh is pale and juicy, with a delicious fruitiness that softens its natural sourness. It’s the sort of lemon to tempt you into nibbling its flesh on a hot day or squeezing its juice to make a lemon granita speckled with black pepper.

Ultimately, the Amalfi lemon tempts everyone by its beauty, as Safeway discovered in June when it held a month-long Italian food promotion. They just couldn’t keep up with the demand for this 200g leafy fruit.

But don’t despair if you can’t find them – simply butter up your local greengrocer and persuade him to order in a box. They will fly out of the shop. However, as Eve discovered, knowledge is a double-edged sword, for once you have tasted an Amalfi lemon, you will find it hard to return to its smaller, sourer cousins.

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