Jphm world Featured ImageJoin us as we interview guests John and Angela Cahill and talk all about our trip to the amazingly beautiful Garagano, the spur of the boot. Hopefully you’ll feel like you took a small trip with us and discover what sites not to miss when you come for real. Plus, you’ll learn how to make our world famous limoncello and limontini.

You’ll hear:

  • A bit about the Gargano (for even more info, click here)
  • Why the town of Monte Sant’Angelo was so special to us
  • What role the Archangel Michael plays in the town (he is their namesake)
  • All about the graffiti from the 1100s etched into the stone in the chapel left by the Crusaders
  • The ex-votos, painting left behind thanking the Archangel Michael for the miracles he has performed
  • All about Angela’s obsession with confessionals throughout the churches in Italy
  • The castle in the same town that truly looked and felt like a real castle
  • A bit about Paul, Angela and John’s trip to Lucera Castle (for more on that site, click here)
  • Our delicious “light” lunch in town
  • How the town was touristy without being touristy
  • About the great a new liquor we discovered, Limonulivo, and the 12 year old pomegranate brandy we got to try
  • Our drive through the Foresta Umbra
  • The amazing drive to and from the Gargano, through salt flats, flocks of flamingos and herds of goats and cows
  • The completion of our day through Peschici and Vieste
    Ancient Crusaders' grafitti
    Ancient Crusaders’ graffiti
    The sanctuary at Monte Sant'Angelo.
    The sanctuary at Monte Sant’Angelo.
    John and Angela enjoying the view
    John and Angela enjoying the view
    The castle
    The castle
    If I had had a bow and arrow, those tourist would prime targets.
    If I had had a bow and arrow, those tourist would prime targets.
    Pisc 2
    The creepy witch painted on a door in Peschici
    The view in Peschici
    The view in Peschici
    Italian traffic jam
    Italian traffic jam
    A view on the drive home
    A view on the drive home

    The salt. Sorry Angela, it is pretty ugly.
    The salt. Sorry Angela, it is pretty ugly.
Villa Cappelli Limoncello
 
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Our world famous Limoncello recipe
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe yield: 2+ L
Ingredients
  • 10-12 lemons
  • 1L of alcohol
  • 500g of sugar
  • 1L of water
Instructions
  1. Take the peels of 10-12 lemons (try not to get too much pith, you want just the peel) and macerate in 1L of alcohol for a few weeks. Drain and set aside.
  2. Make a simple syrup by boiling 500g of sugar to every 1L of water. Once the water is simmering and the sugar is all dissolved, remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Combine equal parts lemon alcohol with the simple syrup. Bottle and store in and airtight bottle (otherwise the alcohol will evaporate leaving you with nasty lemon sugar).

Villa Cappelli Limontini
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • Limoncello
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vodka
Instructions
  1. Take equal parts limoncello, lemon juice and vodka. Pour over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously until cold. Pour into a martini glass.

 

 

 

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