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(Ita) I biscotti di Natale
December 12, 2014

(Ita) Ricetta: Crema di spinaci, borragine e aneto
December 11, 2014

(Ita) Il farinello amaranto
November 30, 2014

(Ita) Aromatiche e ornamentali: il timo serpillo
October 03, 2014

Leek flower
The surprising flowers
September 25, 2014

Some leeks were bolting and I let them grow to see the flowers. They are similar to onion flowers, white and very fragrant. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic herbs, vegetables and spontaneous herbs. ...

(Ita) Ricetta: Cheese toast alla messicana con cumino
September 24, 2014

(Ita) Ricetta: Pizza di pane al basilico
September 18, 2014

Potato flower
The surprising flowers
September 14, 2014

I'm sure that this is the most unexpected flower from my surprising flowers: a potato flower. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic herbs, vegetables and spontaneous herbs. Three years ago: Aromatic Her...

(Ita) Ricetta: Couscous al peperone e cumino
September 12, 2014

Winter Over onion flower
The surprising flowers
September 02, 2014

I didn't harvest one of the Winter Over onions sown last fall to let it bolt, and it bloomed. Onion flowers are white, round shaped, and with a sweet aroma. During summer they will produce the seeds. The surpri...

Recipe: Vegetarian chili with herbs
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
September 01, 2014

I like chili and I create often new recipes, like this one with yams instead of meat. When I harvested my Longbow leeks, some of them were thin with a big bulb: I used five of them instead of a garlic clove in this re...

Alfalfa flowers
The surprising flowers
August 29, 2014

This year I'm growing alfalfa: I dried leaves and flowers for herbal teas. Flowers are purple and the plant continues to bloom throughout the summer. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic herbs, vegetable...

Summer harvests
Rooftop gardening
August 28, 2014

Like every summer, it's been difficult to find the time to publish my harvest one by one, so I will post some of them now. Tomatoes have been really satisfying: my favourite was Zukertraube, a sweet cherry with a grap...

(Ita) Ricetta: Acqua al cetriolo e menta
July 28, 2014

Chives flower
The surprising flowers
June 25, 2014

Chives flowers can be dried and added to herb mixtures. Read also: Cooking with chives. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic herbs, vegetables and spontaneous herbs. Two years ago: Vegetarian burger...

Recipe: Rocket and ricotta spaghetti
Pasta with aromatic herbs
June 10, 2014

Add a bunch of rocket to your pasta for a summer quick lunch. Rocket and ricotta spaghetti Ingredients Serves two: 140g spaghetti 100g ricotta 1 bunch rocket 200ml tomato sauce 100g diced pancetta or baco...

WHB #436: The recap
June 09, 2014

Grazie per le vostre deliziose ricette e informazioni utili! Thank you for all you delicious recipes and useful information! Weekend Herb Blogging è un evento dalla lunga storia, iniziato da Kalyn di Kalyn's Kitche...

Recipe: Asparagus quiche with sculpit
Savory pies and pizza with herbs
June 03, 2014

I'm growing sculpit (aka stridolo or silene) on my rooftop. We ate them raw in salads, added in omelettes, and in this quiche. Asparagus quiche with sculpit Ingredients 250g puff pastry 200g asparagus 50g ca...

Coriander flower
The surprising flowers
May 26, 2014

My coriander started to bolting and I took some pictures of its white flowers. A close-up: they look like tiny daisies. Read also: Cooking with coriander Fresh coriander recipes Coriander seeds recipes Th...

(Ita) Il prezzemolo da radice
May 09, 2014

Yellow sweet clover flower
The surprising flowers
May 04, 2014

Every year I grow yellow sweet clover plants to harvest and dry the flowers for my flowers tea, with other aromatic flowers like cinnamon basil, mint, orange flowers. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic he...

Herb harvests... appetizers
Growing aromatic herbs
April 29, 2014

Many perennial herbs are ready for the first harvests. I used lovage leaves and stems instead of dill for the recipe Dill and Onion Savory Muffins. My guests loved them, I can't take any pictures because they disappea...
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