Friday, April 25, 2014

Buon Appetito

James & I love to support our local businesses.
Ya know, the mom & pop stores, shops, & restaurants ... the non-chain places.
We seek those out & give them our business if at all possible.

We were super happy to see an Italian market go in a while back & I have to say,
stopping in is one of our favorite treats!
It's chock full of freshly made food, pasta dishes, breads, & desserts, along with a great selection
of imported meats, cheeses, olives, oils, pastas, etc.
We like to try different things each time we visit.

Here are some of the yummy treats I bought on Wednesday.

This salad is very tasty ... & pretty!
Aren't the colors so vibrant & pretty?!
We like to eat it by itself or I sometimes will add a tablespoon of it to the top of my tossed salad.

Now, if you know my hubs at all, you know he loves him some meat & cheese!
I was in by myself this time around, so I enjoyed picking out some meats I knew he'd like.
I bought the hot sopressa & the hot capicola.

This is the capicola.
Both of the meats were sliced paper thin & layered between paper.
I love it when things are done right.

Did I save the best for last?
Quite possibly so.
You be the judge.

These had little chocolate chips throughout & they were amazing!

There were 2 kinds of lemon cake on Wednesday, so I bought one slice of each.
This one is the Italian Lemon Cream Cake.
It was light &  had a strong lemon flavor, which was right up my alley!
The shavings of white chocolate on top were the perfect finishing touch.

Here's the other one ... an Italian Lemon Cake.
We love lemon, so I wanted to try them both.
This one was a heavier cake with not as much lemon flavor, but delicious nonetheless.
The cream in the center was very thick & perfect.

I divided the 2 slices of cake & the 4 cannolis between the 6 of us {Carissa was here}
& we all got to sample a few bites of each.
The best of both worlds ... trying yummy fattening sweets, but just a bite or two instead of the whole thing!
You don't feel so guilty that way ;)

So, if you are ever in our neck of the woods, stop in at R Italian Market.
You won't be disappointed.

Who doesn't love a good party?!
You can find me here linking up with these great blogs.

Monday     The Girl Creative     C.R.A.F.T     The Modest Mom
Tuesday     A Delightsome Life   A Bowl Full of Lemons    Titus Tuesday      A Stroll Through Life
Wednesday   Raising Homemakers        Savvy Southern Style         Adorned From Above
                  The Dedicated House   The Thrifty Home     A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Thursday    Between Naps on the Porch   Serving Joyfully     Lamberts Lately
Friday      Rooted in Thyme  The Thrifty Groove   Farm Blog Hop    French Country Cottage
Sunday    Nifty Thrifty Things    Suburbsmama    Sew Many Ways


  1. Angela - what a wonderful market - the food does look beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

    1. I love that little market so much! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Hi Angela,
    I want to come and eat at your house. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

    1. Well, come on over! The treats were truly delectable! Thanks for hosting.