The islands of Italy are as diverse as mainland Italy itself. I am currently on a mission to visit as many of these beautiful and mysterious islands as possible. It all started with a love affair – a love for both Sicilia and a Sicilian. (But all that on another day!) After spending many days and weeks on this amazing island, I decided to venture out to see what the other islands were like -spurred on by the romantic yet hopeless portrait painted by D. H. Lawrence in ‘Sea and Sardinia’. I will be writing blogs over the coming months about these wanderings so please check back often. I visited Sardinia in April and fell in love with the amazingly gentle people living there. Lots of blogs and recipes on the way. Next off to windswept Pantelleria – home of the magnificent caperi (caper berry) – which lies closer to Tunisia than Italy in the shadow of its parent, Sicilia. Will have lots to report when I return in September. I look forward to having you join me on these journeys! Ci vediamo presto – see you soon!