Two things my Nana loved more than anything else, her family and being Sicilian. (Actually I think they were the same for her. )
Whenever life was difficult for us, she would listen , give really sage advice, and make pasta with peas and Parmesan cheese. Now I know it doesn't sound amazing, but it warmed the heart. She made sure that my kids knew they were responsible for how they looked, had a standard for their behavior and how they dressed. She was stern when we needed it and took no C--- from anyone. She had a look that could drop you in your tracks.
Yet, when she cried with me at my son'e NICU bedside, or listened gently and understood life isn't fair, I always knew everything was going to be alright. One of last phone conversations with Nana, I was crying over a shaming situation and she told me she was proud of me. I knew that I could take over the world at that moment.
Part of my love of fresh ingredients comes from her. In the hot summers of New York, she would cut us up cold watermelon and let us eat it late into those hot, sleepless nights. Nana taught me about wild leeks and how to find them. She could shoot, make a wedding cake, win a blue ribbon for quilting at a fair and beat everyone at BINGO.
There was nothing she couldn't do.
This brilliant soap was inspired by my Nana, Farmer's Market and being Sicilian. The colors are gentle and gently fold into each other, the scents are beautiful , the French Green Clay and Lemon powder add depth .
Enjoy this soap and celebrate your elders and heritage!
She loved her Facebook fans. I don't know if she really understood it all, but she loved that she as a mini internet sensation!
She was an adorable prankster! Note her smile and chuckle just before the video ends. She was playing for the camera!