Sisters and Brothers:
I hope this edition of the “Il Leone” finds you all well and safe.
While Ken and I were in Italy, we met a wonderful, young tour guide. Francesca took us on an eating tour of Rome. It was a good thing we walked, or I could never have eaten all the foods she brought us to try.
When we left Rome to go to Catania, it was March 8th. As we know now, COVID 19 was rampant in Northern Italy. The South was not as bad, but the government closed the entire country shortly after that.
Soon after we got home, I got a message on my Facebook account from Francesca. She knew we were going South and was concerned that we might not have gotten out of Italy. We now follow each other on Facebook. The reason I am sharing this with you is because the other day she made my favorite dessert, Cannoli and posted pictures. I asked her to share with me her recipe and she did. I’d like to share it with you now:
You will need cannoli tubes about 5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Bamboo can also be used, in fact, it is traditional in Sicily. Just cut appropriately thick bamboo canes into lengths.
That’s all for today. Let me know if you try it.
Remember to reach out to the Sisters and Brothers in your Lodge and make sure they are doing alright.
Please stay safe until we can be together again.
Thank you for all you do to keep our Order strong.
Till next month
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